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Happy World Stationery Day!

Hi everyone. It’s World Stationery Day! As a child I loved notebooks, matching pencils, little cute erasers. In the 1980s I had adorable ‘Bobby & Kate’ stationery from Tokyo, awesome rainbow & unicorn goodies too.

'Butterfly Lines' Stationery Set by Dreaming on a Star

‘Butterfly Lines’ Stationery Set by Dreaming on a Star

As an adult I visited Tokyo and it’s a magical, wonderland of cute & quirkiness & stationery heaven. Today I never thought I’d be designing my own stationery! It’s a dream come true! So little did I know back then that I was researching for my future job!

'Easter Bunnies' A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

‘Easter Bunnies’ A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

If you have been following my design career, you may recognise the above bunny print. I designed it a few years ago but I am very fond of it and turned it into a notebook. It’s professionally printed by a third-party printing company and is printed on both sides in brilliant full colour with a smooth finish. I was so delighted to get these professionally printed and I designed the little matching cards that can be used as bookmarks!

'Carousel Horses' A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

‘Carousel Horses’ A5 Notebook by Dreaming on a Star

This pattern is also a few years old. I entered a design competition and came up with a Carousel Horse theme. Have a look here at how I came up with the idea. I made a repeating pattern of the design and always liked the magical quality of it. People seem to like it too as it’s a best-seller for me.

If you would like to see more of Dreaming on a Star’s stationery Click Here. I hope you enjoy World Stationery Day and have lots of pretty things to write on! 

05

Nov
2012

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tokyo

By Tina

Tokyo Cute Alert!

On 05, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In inspiration, tokyo | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today I would like to talk about Tokyo and it’s amazing culture of cuteness. I was very lucky to visit this fantastic city a few years ago. I count it among my favourite cities of the world and if I had the money to go back there tomorrow, I would!

Apart from the cuteness, Tokyo is a city like no other. It is like landing on a different planet, especially if you go to the futuristic parts of Electric City.

But for now I will focus on the cute aspects of Tokyo and here are some images. Everybody embraces cute in Tokyo, from small children to grown men. Even the police force and emergency services have their own cute mascots.

I hope you enjoy a small taste of Tokyo cuteness 

Cute toys in Kiddy Land shop

Cute toys in Kiddy Land shop

Underground Fire Hydrant!

Underground Fire Hydrant!

Tokyo Bus Stop

Tokyo Bus Stop

Tokyyo Bus Stop

Tokyo Bus Stop

Tokyo Bus

Tokyo Bus

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Police

Police

Nanoblocks - like Lego but much tinier!

Nanoblocks – like Lego but much tinier!

Work in the Happy Factory!

Work in the Happy Factory!

Even the refuse bins are cute!

Even the refuse bins are cute!

Hello Kitty in Tokyo

Hello Kitty in Tokyo

 

 

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