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From Our Shop: A 2022 Retrospective
We had so much fun looking back on the year to see which products you loved the most! We thought we’d share some of our findings with you. In 2022, our customers...
The Twelve Days of Papermas
A little holiday tune by The Paper Mouse Team to help you celebrate the joy of the holidays—in stationery style.   Lyrics by Sara IsraelLettering by Yulan LiLayout and illustrations by Jean Gao Inks used: Day 1 - IWI Color of...
How to Make a Star Jar
Learn to make a jar of paper stars! These little star jars are sweet decorations or gifts, and they also a make a great craft activity for a New Year's celebration: you can write your resolutions and wishes for the...
How to Choose a Gift Pen
When you’re looking for a nice gift, a nice pen is a classic option: it’s classy, it’s useful, it feels luxurious, and it’s a mark of respect for someone’s intellect. But as soon as you step into the world of...
How to Choose a Planner
Many of us rely heavily on our planners. Without them, we wouldn’t know where to be, what to work on, whose birthday it is, and any number of other important things. So having a good planner that suits us can...
Spotlight: Ferris Wheel Press
Curiously shaped glass bottles, inscribed with golden writing and topped with golden caps. Richly lacquered pens, engraved with intriguing glyphs. Sumptuously illustrated boxes, glimmering with gold foil. The creations of Ferris Wheel Press invariably draw the eye.  Ferris Wheel Press...
Keeping a Reading Journal
When we come to the end of a good book, there’s a bittersweet moment when we want to discover what happens but we also want to slow down and make it last as long as possible. We don’t want to...
Getting Organized on Paper
One of the great lures of a new notebook is the promise of organization it floats before us. We’ve all been drawn in by this promise before. “This is the day/week/year I’m going to get organized,” we proclaim, as we...
Spotlight: Hobonichi
If you haven’t heard of the Hobonichi Techo, let us introduce you to this Japanese planner with the kind of fan following normally enjoyed by celebrities and not stationery. The word “techo” means planner notebook in Japanese, and this one...
Keeping Your Desk Organized
Today’s design aesthetics project the image of a minimalist life, where our desktops are blank slates with very few accessories. Flip through a furniture catalog or a home magazine and you’ll see photos of simple, clean desks displaying a laptop,...
Our 2022 Trade Show Journey
Follow our team’s journey through two New York City trade shows last week: iconic gift show NY NOW and fast-growing, visionary Shoppe Object!Attending a trade show is fun, but it’s also a lot of work! We don’t just show up...
Spotlight: The Traveler's Company
When we discovered the Traveler’s Notebook at a trade show in 2018, it was love at first sight. Its leather covers were beautiful. Its paper was top notch. And its “notebook system” was a revelation. In essence, the Traveler’s Notebook...
Botanical Inspiration: Herbaria
Today, on the first day of summer, we’re surrounded by lush but ephemeral plant life on every side. If you’ve ever tried to capture the beauty and vibrancy of plants, whether through drawing, photography, or some other means, you may...
Spotlight: Platinum Pens
Japan is well-known for its “Big Three” automobile companies, but we’re more interested in its three biggest fountain pen companies: Sailor, Pilot, and Platinum. Of the three, Platinum is probably the least known here in the West, but this renowned...
Keeping a Garden Journal
When we think of garden tools, the first things that come to mind are trowels, spades, garden forks, clippers, and so on. Another wonderfully useful tool that’s easily overlooked is a garden journal. A journal helps gardeners keep track of...
Spotlight: E. Frances Paper
On the front of one tiny notecard, a lone penguin totters toward you in a green pom-pom hat. On the back, another hatted penguin peers over at an earmuff-wearing companion. A different notecard features two birds nestled together lovingly on...
The Paper Mouse Letter Writing Challenge
Celebrate National Letter Writing Month with us! We’ve put together a series of challenge prompts to inspire you to write more snail mail this month. Dust off your favorite pens and paper, and join in the fun! Here’s how the...
Writing the Red Carpet
Penelope Paper: Good evening, and welcome! This is Penelope Paper, and I’m here live with Cal Ligraphy at the 2022 Red Carpet. This is the night we’ve all been waiting for, when the stars come out and we hear about...
Spotlight: LAMY
The Paper Mouse carries over a hundred styles of pens by over thirty different brands, but when our shop first opened, we had only a handful of pen lines. Our original collection was highly curated and included some great brands...
I See Right Through You: Demonstrator Pens
Fountain pen fans may have heard of so-called demonstrator pens, pens with transparent bodies that allow you to see inside. Demonstrator pens have a modern aesthetic that showcases the mechanisms inside, emphasizing their function as much as their form.  Surprisingly,...
Tutorial: How to Make Woven Paper Stars
Decorate your home for the holidays with eight-pointed paper stars! These woven paper stars are a Scandinavian Christmas decoration, traditionally made with folded strips of fabric.  For this tutorial, you’ll need:  A pair of scissors Four identical strips of paper,...