Inspiration

We have always believed that great stationery can inspire as well as be practical. This page is a summary of what we feel makes Bureau special. From stationery classics to unusual items that have a special meaning to us, this page says what we like about stationery

Blackwing Pearl Pencils
American stationery

Why we like it

A true stationery classic with an impressive who's who list of devoted users and a great story, but above all they are just the best pencil available

Kanken backpacks from Sweden
Swedish stationery

Why we like it

The bag of the moment - just look around when you are next up in town and you'll see that red fox logo everywhere. Very utilitarian but yet quite fashionable and, of course, very useful

Lamy Safari Fountain Pens
German stationery

Why we like it

The single best-seller of all items, this pen defines what we are about - style, innovation, simplicity, function, value-for-money. It has them all and this pen is a real 5-star must-have

J Herbin Glass Dipping Pen
French stationery

Why we like it

One of those items that everyone is fascinated by - great fun but also a brilliantly simple way to try out inks

leuchtturm1917 notebooks
German stationery

Why we like it

Fast becoming the go-to notebook for its combination of quality, choice and features. Highly recommended

Biella stationery
Czech stationery - Papelote straps
Czech stationery

Why we like it

A Bureau classic due its enduring popularity, and how simple yet brilliant it is.Turns your notebook into a mobile office

Diamine inks from the UK
British stationery

Why we like it

An amazing collection of inks, including these metallic-speckled shimmer inks, and they're made right here in the UK, in Liverpool

Field Notes Expedition Edition
American stationery

Why we like it

Thoroughly contemporary brand which is thoroughly retro in its outlook - simple ideas but executed really well, this brand is a big success

Kaweco Pens & Inks
German stationery

Why we like it

Thoroughly modern pens from Germany although they are a very traditional and long-standing manufacturer. Quality pens with distinctive designs

twsbi eco fountain pen review
Taiwanese stationery

Why we like it

A quality pen that wins you over with its looks, then wins you over all again when you start writing

OHTO Dude Pen
Japanese stationery

Why we like it

This pen strikes out on its own, bold and unique. We love the Dude not just for the name, but also because it looks stunning and writes beautifully

French stationery

Why we like it

Recently returned after an absence of many years, these are like Bureau-retro taking us back to the mid-nineties when we first sold them

kwz ink from poland
Polish stationery

Why we like it

Handmade by a husband-&-wife chemist team, we love these inks not just for their story but also because they are truly awesome inks

French stationery

Why we like it

One of the cornerstones of Bureau, Rhodia has been part of the business for ever and those familiar orange and black pads and books are everywhere. Why? Because they are the best quality paper at great prices

British stationery

Why we like it

Envelopes can be as amazing as you would like them to be - from cow print to grass and more

J Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre Ink
French stationery

Why we like it

Quite stunning set of inks with metallic flecks and a new colour each year which is an event in itself

Australian stationery

Why we like it

Newly arrived from down under, these inks are getting a lot of attention, especially the Barrier Reef Blue

Original Crown Mill Writing Set
Belgian stationery

Why we like it

Quality writing paper by Belgian Royal appointment no less

Coccoina Glue
Italian stationery

Why we like it

Marzipan-scented glue that will blow your mind. And senses! Gorgeous

bullet journaling
American stationery

Why we like it

Less a brand or product and more of a phenomenon, Bullet Journals are hugely popular right now and are seen as an analogue way to organise yourself in a digital world. As such, it has been attributed to the US as the idea originated there

Iroshizuku ink from Japan
Japanese stationery

Why we like it

High-end luxury ink doesn't come any finer than this indulgence from Japan

Paperways City Notes
Korean stationery

Why we like it

A brand we love - always changing, always quirky and fun yet always rooted in being really practical. Stationery as it should be!

MT Washi Tape
Japanese stationery

Why we like it

We love washi tape. Yes, we go on about it all the time, but seriously...this is essential to everyday life. Once discovered, never without

Italian stationery

Why we like it

The daddy of modern stationery brands and still a big pull. The large lined hardback notebook is a classic in its own right

Semikolon desk stationery
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