Episodes
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly talks about a new stamp set from Everyday Explorers Co called Daily Practice that speaks to her love for tarot. April really wants to get a Fall edition of PLUS Mt. Fuji eraser. We also talk about our favorite items this week: Niconeco Zakkaya's Letterpress label book and Heidiroo_art Patreon reward! Listen...
Published 10/14/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Caitlin from @caitlin.loves.stationery. You might know Caitlin through her bubbly and creative Twitch streams where she shares creative projects such as live illustrations, doodles in her Hobonichi, and putting together stationery happy mail. In this episode, Caitlin shares her journey of being an observer and becoming more integrated into the community. Please enjoy her story~
Published 10/12/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, April revisits the return of Pilot's Kese Lame erasable shimmering ink! Kelly and April both share a new planner they acquired, and we admire the new collection by TRAVELER'S COMPANY with Taiwan Beer. Are you a Kelly or a April when it comes to advent calendars? Because Kelly had already swatched all the colors! 
Published 10/07/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April talk about new things they want in the stationery world: a glass pen inspired by purple skin sweet potatoes, Archer and Olive's Fall edition release, Field Notes' cool illustrated Harvest Edition, and new Midori planner stickers! April also talks about her new sticker storing solution while Kelly...
Published 09/30/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on another stationery topic. At the beginning of the year, we talked about Ring Planners, and the conversation had evolved since then! In this episode we talked about different ring planners and recommended popular journaling styles in the Japanese system techo community. We also share our own ring planners and how we’re using them! We hope you enjoy this geeky conversation into the ring...
Published 09/28/21
Welcome to The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletter talk about the latest in the stationery community. We admired The Superior Labor's new Autumn and New Year collections, as well as Pilot's interesting dark paper notebooks: Couleur Fonce. April and Kelly both talked about sticker sheets they bought recently, as well as the storage system they had for the sticker flakes. We also look forward to upcoming seasons like Halloween and...
Published 09/23/21
The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour is back! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters reminisce about their recent stationery-filled adventures! From meeting friends in the community at SF Pen Show 2021 to April's vacation in New York City, there are so many stories to recount and talk about. We also unwrap our thoughts about the Hobonichi launch and the aftermath,...guess which covers April and Kelly are getting? This is an 80-minute long special catch-up with The...
Published 09/16/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover Cecilia from @scientistplans. Cecilia is from Brazil and today lives in Quebec. You might know her from Instagram...she owns a beautiful collection of analog tools, all curated along with her iconic shades of blue! In this episode, Cecilia shares her journal and planners that she uses for her work and personal life. How does a scientist incorporate analog in professional settings, and how does she find...
Published 09/14/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, we caught up on all the Hobonichi Preview releases that came out since August 1st. April loves the whimsical spoon from Hobonichi, and Kelly is ecstatic about the Animal Crossing collab cover! We also shared a few things we like: the Delde SMAND pen case, Papershire sticker company, and Himekuri's "day free" memo! 
Published 08/12/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with artist and stationery enthusiast Khue from @miraikat. You may have heard Khue share her stationery knowledge and collection on our friends’ podcast Tokyo Inklings. In this episode, Khue shares how writing and penpalling started her deep dive into Japanese stationery and her life today in Tokyo. I’m excited to launch into all the planner talk with Khue, and hear her Japanese stationery adventures!
Published 08/03/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April look through the new 'WA' collection from Platinum Preppy and decide which one they like the most. We talk about new shop items like Kiroku's stained glass PET tape and CTFJ x Momoro wood stamp collaboration. April shares her recent haul of Miki Tamura colored washi tape, and Kelly buys another pen. 
Published 07/29/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, we discussed Sailor North America's new fountain pen and Mitsubishi Uniball's online craft lesson and kit called Lakit! Kelly showed off her mother's new Baum Kuchen analogue bag, and April gives an updated tour of her Olive Traveler's notebook. We also dive into the 10 inks from Colorverse 10 state ink and...
Published 07/22/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with artist and stationery lover Ame aka @ameruu on Instagram! It’s so exciting to have her because she is an amazing creator with her illustration well known across the community, and we know she also has a love for all things stationery and fountain pens as well. Ame shares her journey of working at a place that sells beautifully designed stationery, as well as experiencing the nuances of craftsmanship through training...
Published 07/20/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly has some hot takes about TWSBI's new product: TWSBI Swipe. April shares one of the new planners coming out for 2022, and this one is quite unique and interesting! We both gave our pen and ink update and also share some things we're thinking about getting in the near future! Enjoy
Published 07/15/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly talks about the special CLAMP anniversary Platinum fountain pens, and April shares a cool ballpoint pen she's interested in. We both had something new came in the mail, and couldn't wait to try it out! Kelly also is currently interested in Cloth and Paper inserts, and April wants the limited Traveler's...
Published 07/08/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Amanda from @twocupstravels! Amanda loves using the Traveler’s Notebook for documenting her life and has a bunch of filled to the brim refills to speak for it. She spent some time in Japan and today returned to the US. She shared with us how she utilizes different inserts for different things, and how she moves in and out of the books based on the seasons of her life. Please enjoy her story!
Published 07/05/21
Hey, it's Happy Hour at the Stationery Cafe Podcast! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. April found a cool new planner to consider for 2022, and also chuckled at its "anti-bacterial" properties. Kelly shares an interestingly shaped pen case by Ray May. We both have new items to show and tell this week: April shopped at A Blank Note's latest shop update, and Kelly was gifted a new notebook from...
Published 07/01/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. Kelly is excited about her first Sailor Virtual Ink Show experience, and April went down memory lane with The Superior Labor x Jim Thompson release. We shared some stationery that we enjoyed lately (Kelly got a washi tape about bridges). We also lament over the fact we can't join the Bungujoshi Petit event in Nagoya, but at...
Published 06/24/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. We decided to dedicate today’s episode to a mid-year Techo Kaigi, or a planner meeting. What had worked for us, and what didn’t? What system are we retiring and what new ones are working out for our new lifestyles? We also talked about maintaining a good balance between work, life, and stationery. How do we use our journals to make our life more fun and...
Published 06/22/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week for something new, we talked about Papier Plume's new ink for the Triangle Pen Show and Himekuri 2022 new designs! We also both received thoughtful gifts from friends in the community. Lastly, April is pining for a new green fountain pen, and Kelly finds some more gems on etsy!
Published 06/17/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we admire the Kaweco Art Sport fountain pens and London Giftie's new shop update and releases. We also talked about Kelly's renewed interest in the ring-binder journal system, and April's love for Uniball brand pens. Don't miss out on Kelly's take on Cosmo Air Light paper, and April revisits Kokuyo's PERPANEP...
Published 06/10/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery shop owner Mai from @papertreatshop! Mai creates beautifully curated stationery packages that she calls paper treats, with a mission to encourage children to express their creativity. Mai is a sports journalist turned stationery shop owner, and today she is inspired by her own analog journey of writing letters throughout her life, and the meaningful connections those had built. Please enjoy her unique...
Published 06/08/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week April discovered a super cute cat-themed memo sticker roll, and Kelly is coveting the new Galen Leather purple Kaweco. We both talked about the latest journal setup we're getting into (April is getting another ring binder). Oh, and April wants a new ruler while Kelly looks at a set of Tarot-themed acrylic stamps!
Published 06/02/21
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we talk about Colorverse's new USA State inks and Sailor North America's new 1911 Trinity fountain pen. We also share our recent favorite things such as April's Creative Expo haul favorites, and CY's Mont Blanc fountain pen that will soon belong to Kelly! We also talk about our plans for Patreon and things to look...
Published 05/27/21
This week, the table has turned as Phyllis from @misslingbloom interviews April from @penguinscreative to deep dive into how she started out with stationery, journaling, and urban sketching. We also talked about how the podcast started and why it led to this community today. April shares her planner lineup as well as her love for cafe journaling and meeting up with stationery enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this behind-the-scenes episode on one of the co-hosts of The Stationery Cafe!
Published 05/25/21