5 foreign brands i’m loving right now
I’ve been telling myself lately that I’ve “got a problem.” A big one that involves pretty things. Generally, it’s paper or stationery things and I suppose it stems from my recent snail mail obsession. I’ve sort of replaced my scrapbooking binges with buying stationery instead. In a way, I do save a lot more money because scrapbook supplies are EXPENSIVE, but the fact that I just replaced one addiction with another scares me a bit. I will say however that I’ve been doing quite well in how I have been spending my money (or not spending my money). I suppose it’s because I’m trying to save money for my trip in September, but I will say it’s terribly hard! Recently, I’ve been discovering all of these AMAZING brands that tempt me into spending that hard earn (and saved) money of mine and I can only afford to online window shop and long for the day I can actually purchase something.
Kikki K. Australian.
I’m seriously obsessed with Kikki K. I haven’t ordered anything from them just yet, but just looking at their products I’m in love. I’ve been stalking their site since I discovered their Mint with Gold Polkadots Time Planner that’s no longer available and have been waiting patiently for their new line of planners to come out so that I can finally order. But now that the new line is out, I’m unsure if I should order anything since I want their Mint Personal Planner that comes out in October. Nevertheless, their products are stunning! Inspired by Swedish design, Kikki K come out with new coordinating lines each year that are just gorgeous. I just love looking at their products and I’m always so tempted to buy a bunch of it, but I think I’ll try waiting until October. I can get the planner I want and it’s after my trip, so I can splurge a little. But definitely check them out! I can’t wait until they open at store in the States!
I stumbled upon Dailylike while doing an washi tape search on Etsy. I love Dailylike’s washi and fabric tapes! Everything they sell is just so pretty and simple. Lots of soft, pastel colors. Lots of decorative items like fabric, buttons, tapes, stickers, party supplies and gift wrap. It’s basically a craft supply shop that sells pretty materials for you to make pretty things! It also sells stationery that just as pretty, like note cards, stickers and stamps. I’ve order from them just once, and the quality of their products is great! I absolutely love their washi tape and if it weren’t so expensive to ship, I would buy every design they have!
I fell in love with Hema stationery when I came across dozens of photos on Instagram by Dutch and German planner nerds. Hema is like our Target and their stationery is fairly cheap in price, equivalent to our Target One Spot. I have completed one Target/Hema swap with a lovely lady from Germany and was able to get my hands on a few things from Hema that way, because the website doesn’t ship to the States. I love everything! The styles are so pretty, fun and bright. I honestly can’t wait until I’m once again in Europe to physically check this store out! I must plan a trip to Amsterdam immediately!
More cute stationery! Honestly, I’m in love with Australia because all these pretty cute things brands are sprouting up there and it’s wonderful! Though, they do ship to the States, but I’ve found that a lot of the things in the Australian part of the site isn’t in stock in the United States part, which sucks. I still like to admire their products and maybe one day I’ll definitely purchase a haul. Hopefully they’ll include more products on the States part of the site!
I just love me some cute Korean stationery. I’m not too fond of all those little characters, a la Hello Kitty style, but I love the designs of their stationery. Recently, I’ve been obsessively hoarding these cute pens from Artbox that I occasionally find in Chinatown. They always come in such pretty designs and colors that I just can’t resist buying them. Luckily, their Singapore online store apparently ships internationally, but I haven’t tried yet. I would love to visit a physical store. I know in the States, we have just one Artbox in Irvine, California.
waittttt. where did you see that mint was coming in October?? I can’t find that anywhere but I love the mint so much.
Kikki K’s official Facebook page. A lot of people have been asking for the mint with dots, so they’re rereleasing the limited edition mint personal planner that they came out with in June again this October. We should see it on the ‘Coming Soon’ page sometime in September.
Oh my gosh. Thank you! Guess I’m waiting then. :D
Hi !… I am actually in The Netherlands and would love some things from Target in case you want to do a swap with me, in exchange for some Hema stationery !!