Episodes
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
This week at 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 went over MUJI highlighters and Benu's beautiful Talisman fountain pens. We also shared our current stationery favorites: April shows off her olive trio and Kelly shares her birthday present...a full set of astrology stamps!
Published 05/19/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover from Italy, Barbara from @misojournals! Barbara currently lives in the UK and runs an online stationery store featuring cool analog products from Japan and Asia, heavily influenced by her own love for stationery! Her journey of Asian stationery started out with anime and mangas, then slowly took over her life as an architect. Let’s hear her story today!
Published 05/17/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. From Hanksdiary's custom fountain pen design to Sailor's new Pro Gear designs, there is a lot of new pens to look at. We also go over Kelly's ink and fountain pen journal, as well as the sticker subscription from Stickyricesisters!
Published 05/13/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with fountain pen and ink enthusiast: Arielle from @toastytreat! Arielle is a scientist, stationery lover, and indie author based out of Houston, Texas. She’s been sharing the fountain pen and ink love through weekly educational streams on Twitch for the stationery community. She also shares her favorite writing accessories and tools throughout her analog journey!
Published 05/10/21
It's a big week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the cool new releases from our favorite stationery stores in the US: Yoseka Stationery and Oblation. We also gave some tips on beginner's fountain pen and which pens we started out with! In extra exciting news, we are announcing the launch of our Patreon for The Stationery Cafe. Now you can support us through patronage for more stationery content! 
Published 05/05/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Jasmine from @jasminemarieplans! Jasmine is a teacher in San Diego but also a lover of all things pink and rainbow. We love looking at her filled-to-the-brim vertical planners and her style is a mix of scrapbooking and organized lesson plans of her life! From sticker storage tips to her planner habits, we’re excited to share her journey through different systems and styles of journaling!
Published 05/04/21
We still can’t believe it’s been over 100 hours of stationery talk over here at The Stationery Cafe Podcast. To celebrate this special occasion, we round up Co-hosts April from @penguinscreative, Phyllis from @misslingbloom, and Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about our love for stationery. We dream up a hypothetical stationery retreat and agonize over what we would bring on this trip. We also shout out new creators, shops, and share our favorite journal in this update!
Published 04/28/21
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. We discuss planner updates, April’s Taiwan Creative Expo experience, and discuss ways to enjoy journaling without breaking the bank (low impact...to our wallets.) From choosing accessories and supplies from local stores to attempting DIY projects of your own—there are many ways to enjoy the stationery hobby without spending too much dough!
Published 04/27/21
In this week's Happy Hour Episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down with a drink to chat about stationery: new things, things we own, and things we have in our shopping cart. We discuss new items like TWSBI's new Eco fountain pen in Lilac color, Sailor's 50 States Ink new ink colors, and new washi tapes from Papier Platz and World Craft! We also compared our recent favorite stationery items: April's Endless Stamps from Eric Small...
Published 04/22/21