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May 2, 2018

Arguably, ‘the notebook’ is one of the most personal day to day items one will use and becomes more so every time an entry is added.

To many, a notebook is simply a bundle of papers bound together with a cover attached. But the truth is a notebook records history in the making. What at the time is a simple scribble or unimportant note can often turn out to be a critical insight into the past. For those who collect their notebooks, they will become a point of refer...

April 24, 2018

The 19th Century was a time of change. The level of literacy increased and with it, the demand for books by the wider public.

The book binding industry responded by seeking alternative materials as well as cheaper and faster methods of production. The binding style up until this time in history had been hand sewn or formally known as ‘Sewn Bound’.

Vellum and leather were the traditional cover materials but these were expensive and in short supply.

The most successfu...

April 16, 2018

The next interview is with the incredibly talented fine artist Hannah Campbell Adamson (nee de Haan) who has been set the exciting task of bring Rollo Dog to life. Read below to hear all about a day in the life of Hannah, what makes Rollo so special and the collaboration with Rollo London. 

Hannah Campbell Adamson’s day in the life at Hannah de Haan Fine Art

What I love about my lifestyle is that I am completely flexible, there is not really a ‘typical da...

March 26, 2018

Next up in our interview series is an intimate discussion with our all time favourite author and Rollo London fan Catherine Alliott. Known for her romantic novels, she now has 15 to her name and is in the process of penning the next one - we can't wait! 

Describe a day in the life of Catherine Alliott?

My normal day involves feeding the animas first - we have sheep, chickens, bantams, an aviary, dogs and horses - which in the winter takes about forty minutes a...


Rollo London was launched by Alex Fagan, the former Creative Director of Beauchamps of London, a luxury accessories brand. While there are dozens of Moleskine-clones out there, attempting to capitalize on what feels like a recent stationery renaissance, Rollo's notebook is a refreshing new entry that’s very different from anything I’ve reviewed lately. If you enjoyed the Field Notes “Ambition” edition from a f...

January 9, 2018

During this series have been interviewing some of the most inspiring and talented people, all of whom have faced many challenges to achieve the success we see today.

Next up is the co-founder and head of PR for Swannack Made, a British company who not only champion female cricketers but with generations of family knowledge have branched out to set up a stand alone, made to order cricket bat company. 

Tell us about Swannack and the industry?

Swannack makes excl...

September 7, 2017

During this series we will be interviewing some of the most inspiring and talented people, all of whom have faced many challenges to achieve the success we see today.

Kick starting this series is the phenomenally talented, Ex Army Officer Nico Wills, who fast becoming one of the most recognized photographers of the day and famed for his portrait, travel and conservation pieces. 

(Captain Guy Disney, Amputee, successfully completed but the Walking with the Wounded N...

August 31, 2017

For a millennial, the idea of buying a paper notebook or diary may seem an unusual purchase, however if you are a habitual stationery lover, you are not alone; despite the onslaught of technology, the average person uses between 2 and 4 notebooks a year.  One would think that paper and pen were a thing of the past, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

According to Mr Wittington of Present and Correct, sales increase by 15-20% year on year for notebooks and...

August 17, 2017

As quote by Kevin Braddock from Daily Telegraph; ‘Notebooks and stationery fetishes stand firmly on one side of a modern social divide, representing intimacy and privacy; on the other side is the compulsive self-exposure of social networking, commenting and blogging. The former being more reflective and considered than the digital diarrhea of status updates, comments and tweets, less coldly perfunctory than emails and text tapped out on an iphone, ipad or blackbe...

August 8, 2017

Whether you are simply a lover of stationery or part of the masterfully organised brigade there are two products which will never fail to fulfill your needs and keep you on the straight and narrow... you got it, pen and paper!

This trusty duo will stand by your side at all times, whether artfully placed on your desk, whisked off to meetings, or simply stored in your brief case or hand bag ready that  moment you need to take unexpected notes....

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