Volume 2: The light & dark pencil

Blackwing Vol.2 available now

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'Write with joy'

Kakimori: from Tokyo's Shitamachi, to your desk

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The classic Italian eraser

Shop MILAN erasers & pencils

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Japanese incense

10 minutes of relaxation

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New in storage

Hightide's latest in desk accessories

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Good design is what we do.

Products we're loving right now

We've put together a collection of some of the classics in our range. Hightide's hourglass is a staple, Blackwing pencils have a rich history and yStudio is the epitome of design.

Hightide hourglass

A classic, available in several colours & times

Ystudio

Design doesn't get better than this. Brass that ages with time and gets better the more you use it.

Blackwing Pencils

A cult classic. Who doesn't love a good Blackwing pencil? Known to be Ernest Hemingway's writing instrument of choice.

Explore our collections

We started small & our passion has always been for good design

2010: Humble beginnings.

It was the start

of something bigger than we could ever have imagined. We had a vision to change the way consumers viewed stationery. Office supplies and traditional sales methods felt stuffy and outdated, but that's all there was back then.



The expansion.

Love at first write

Several years on and many trips around the globe later, we first fell hard and fast for Japanese & Taiwanese brands. Their minimal style, subtle accents and thoughtful design spoke to us and these are the things we wanted to own. There was nothing like it in the UK, and hardly any of it in Europe and so we set our sights on growth.


Stationery, but stylish.

We made it look good

Our designs came home with us and looked pretty on our plinths at trade exhibitions; we watched as people loved them just as much as we did. We were proud - and still are proud - to be stocked in some of the coolest stores, museums and independent retailers across the UK and Europe. We changed the way people viewed stationery, we introduced brands that were unheard of outside of their respective countries and it still feels like a good dream. Years on, and we've watched how traditional distributors have sat up to take notice and with it, the industry has been shaped for the better. They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery and we couldn't agree more.

Stationery has been a life long passion of mine and I stand behind the brands we bring home. We want to make good design accessible and affordable to all.

Hamed, Co-Founder

We've come a long way since we started and our commitment to our brands and the love of all good things remains just the same. It's at the heart of everything we do.

Rousol, Co-Founder

It's what we do

Curated collections

Since 2010 we've chosen to represent brands that we relate to and designers with whom we form a connection. We travel to meet the people behind the brands because we stand for their efforts and design. 

Exhibitions

Take a look at where we've been showcasing our brands

Top Drawer, London

M&O, Paris

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FAQs

You'll find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions, but if there's something else you need to know or that we can help you with, please contact us using our form below. Our customer support is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm (London, UK time).

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We welcome enquiries from new brands too. Please drop us a line if you would like to discuss distribution of your brand.

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