Browsing Archive: April, 2015

We've Extended Our Mother's Day Range

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 16, 2015, In : Seasonal Gifts 
There are now three different stationery designs, so something for everyone.


   

Left (new): A fun Wonder Woman themed design, available as a notebook and a journal.

Center (new): Also published in both notebook and journal sizes, this is a Celtic lace design with a poem entitled 'Mother's Love' which says it all ...
Youth fades;
Romance droops;
The leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's love outlives them all.

Right: Our 'Best Mom in the World' series, available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and spel...

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Lucky Chinese Gifts

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Travel and World Cultures 
The covers of our handy 'Lucky China' notebooks are packed full of Chinese symbols for good luck...

Journal (left), Notebook (center) and Pocketbook (right)

   

The dragon brings good fortune to those who deserve it and the Chinese characters for luck and happiness are featured on the front and back covers. Hidden within the twisted stems of the three lucky bamboos is the number eight — considered auspicious in China because it sounds like the Chinese word for 'wealth'. To polish it off we've...
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Love Football? (Or know someone who does?)

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Sport and Fitness 
A cheap and cheerful suggestion for football or soccer gifts

Love Football Notebook

   

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Union Jack Gifts / Presents

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Travel and World Cultures 
A full suite of traditional union jack stationery sizes to choose from ...

Above: Journal (left), Notebook (center) and Pocketbook (right)
Below: Project Book


   

Customer Review (Pocketbook), Dec 2014 "This was a gift for my niece prior to her trip to London. It is a very nice, small note book. It isn't too big, but just the right size to jot down little notes about her trip."

The Union Jack or Union Flag is the official flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is comp...

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A few of our Cutest Animal Photography Notebooks ...

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Animals and Wildlife 
We now have a growing number of fantastic wildlife photography notebooks, but these three really top the cuteness chart.


Above left: Cats and Kittens Notebook. A sweet kitten in a fir tree on the front and three beautiful cats in the snow on the back.

   

Above center: Pandas Notebooks. Four gorgeous Chinese Giant Panda Bears (one on the back cover).

   

Above right: Meerkats Notebook. This one was a big hit for gifts last Christmas. Again, you get more for your money with another sweet one on the...

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Our Love Affair with Scottish Tartan

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Travel and World Cultures 
So popular is this simple plaid design that we publish it in our full range of sizes:


Above: Red Tartan Journal (right), Notebook (center) and Pocketbook (left)
Below: Red Tartan Composition Notebook


   

Tartan is, of course, inextricably linked with Scottish culture, probably more so than Nessie, neeps and tatties or whisky. Walk into any Scottish gift store and you will be confronted with a blaze of tartan … and yet it has evolved into so much more than just another Scottish emblem for presen...

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Animals in Fine Art - The Fox by Franz Marc

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Animals and Wildlife 

Notebook (left) and pocketbook (right)

   

The Fox by Franz Marc is one of our most popular Fine Art Notebook. In fact, it sometimes tops our list of best-sellers even when all our other series are included; i.e. it sometimes beats all the national flags and all the kids stocking fillers … surprised?  We were.  While most people have heard of the van Gogh, Monet and Gustav Klimt Notebooks we publish, any will no doubt never have heard of the expressionist animal artist Franz Marc. So why is i...

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Presents / Gifts for Runners

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Sport and Fitness 
A matching pair, project book (left) & notebook (right)  ...


   

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Gustav Klimt: Tree of Life / The Kiss / Music

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 
Our Klimt stationery is one of the most popular Fine Art ranges we publish:

Above: Klimt The Kiss Project Book (left) and Notebook (right) both have 'Portrait of Adele Blochbauer I' (see below) on the back cover.
Below: Klimt Tree of Life Project Book (left) and Notebook (right)

Coming in April 2015 is the Blank Sheet Music Manuscript book below ...


   

Gustav Klimt ( 1862 – 1918 ) was an Austrian Modernist and Symbolist painter and a founder member of the Vienna Secession group of artists. Symb...

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Small Princess & Fairy Gifts for Girls

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Journals for Kids 
  

Left: A sweet little notebook for fairy fans everywhere. We love it, fairy, tartan, butterflies, frog and all. There are also a big bumble bee and a tiny creepy crawly on the back cover. It's available as a Notebook and a Pocketbook (The pages in the notebook alternate between lined and blank for drawing.

Right: Our Kids Notebooks wouldn’t be complete without a good old-fashioned, traditional Disney-style princess notebook. Think Snow White but, instead of birds and animals, in our noteboo...

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Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Animals and Wildlife 

Jungle Tiger Notebook (5" x 8")

   

About Henri Rousseau's 'Tiger in a Tropical Storm, Surprise!'
Henri Rousseau adored foliage. It is present somewhere in almost every painting he did. In Surprise!, painted in 1891 and now hanging in the British National Gallery, a tiger prowls through a stormy, rain-lashed jungle lit by flashes of lightening. A spectrum of rich vibrant greens is interspersed with the odd complementary splash of red. This was the first of a series of jungle paintings by Roussea...

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Something for Camo Kids

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Journals for Kids 
Plenty of military camouflage stationery sizes to choose from. (Good for big kids too).

Above: Army Camouflage Composition Notebooks (8" x 10")
Below (left to right): Army Camouflage Journal, Notebook & Pocketbook (4" x 6")


   

Customer Review (pocketbook), Dec 2014: "Great little journal for the camo kid in your life. not too big, not too small."

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Why Is The Mona Lisa ( La Gioconda Joconde ) So Special — What’s All The Fuss About?

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 

Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa Notebook (with The Last Supper on the back cover)

   

The Mona Lisa
Painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1517, The Mona Lisa has many qualities that make it one of ‘The Greats’:
We could mention da Vinci’s ground-breaking sfumato technique (literally translating to ‘smoky’—it’s a deliberate hazy effect); Leonardo particularly used his sfumato around the corners of The Mona Lisa’s eyes and lips which are two key areas an artist often manipulates...

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A Small Gift / Present for that Special Teacher

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Seasonal Gifts 
"Top Teacher" Notebook, with a chalk board effect matte cover.


   

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Auguste Rodin ... on a Notebook?

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 
Weird we know. In fact, we've never come across an Auguste Rodin notebook before; and yet, did you know that "Auguste Rodin" gets searched in Google more times each month than "Leonardo da Vinci"?  Amazing! 

So we thought --- Why not?  There are obviously a lot of Rodin fans out there and our notebooks (above) would truly fit that elusive "unique gifts" category that we all strive to find for our loved ones. So here they are, "The Kiss" (what a novel idea for a small romantic valentines gift) ...

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Italian Flag Pocketbook

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Travel and World Cultures 
Our Italian Flag design is available as a notebook (5" x 8", left) and a pocketbook (4" x 6", right):

What is it about the Flag of Italy that just makes you think of Neapolitan ice cream? We find the curly font also provokes subtle desires to eat spaghetti. It's hard to look at this stationery and not think FOOD!  Would be good for foodies to keep Italian recipes in.

   

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Small Gift ideas for Men / Husbands

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Seasonal Gifts 
Why are men always so tricky to buy Birthday and Christmas gifts for? Here are a few suggestions (scroll down for Amazon links to each one):

Above: Army Camouflage notebook (left), Love Football notebook (center), Leonardo da Vinci Inventions notebook (right).
Below: Wine Notes (left) and Alpha Male notebook (right)


The Army Camouflage notebook is very popular. In fact, we've gone a bit nuts. It's also available as two composition notebooks (black & white and color), a journal and a pocketbook, ...

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William Morris Floral Notebook ...

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 
... with two of Morris's most popular designs. Tulip & Willow is on the front cover and Saint James is on the back. Nice if you like bold flowers.


   

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Our Best-Selling Kids Notebook - Shh, it's Top Secret

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Journals for Kids 
A fun stationery series for kids to keep their secret jottings in ...


Kids Top Secret Project Book (8" x 10"), Journal (6" x 9") and Notebook (5" x 8")

Could be useful as pirate party gifts?? (We know, we really should get on with more pirate notebook designs ... it's on the list, we promise.)
The pages in the Project Book and Notebook alternate between wide-ruled and blank for drawings. The Journal is wide-ruled throughout.

    

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Notebooks in Plain Shades

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Notebooks and Writing Journals 


Purple, blue, pink, black, green and red plain colored notebooks. Simple but useful ...

   

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Japanese Stationery with Hokusai Prints - Journals, Notebooks & Pocketbooks

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Travel and World Cultures 

Journal (left), Notebook (center) and Pocketbook / Small Notebook (right)
with The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai wrapped around the front and back covers.

   

Hokusai was a Japanese print-maker who lived at the beginning of the 19th Century and had no less than thirty different names over the course of his lifetime. The famous Great Wave off Kanagawa is the first print from a series of thirty six which he created under the name Katsushika Hokusai during his sixties, when widely regarded to ...

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Animal Print Accessories - Leopard & Zebra Patterns

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Design Ranges 
Just leopard print and zebra strips patterns so far, but both designs proving very popular:

Above: Leopard Skin Composition Notebook - also available in black & white (left), Leopard Skin Notebook (right)
Below: Zebra Print Notebook


   

Additional Note (Aug 2018). The Leopard Print is now available on: Daily Planners, Monthly Budget Planners, Password Journals, Writing Journals and Address books :>

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Vincent Van Gogh Art on Gifts - Sunflowers, Stars & Blossom Notebooks

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 
Four stationery items to choose from:

Above: Starry Night (left), Sunflowers (center) and Almond Blossom (right) [all 5" x 8" Notebooks]
Below: Sunflowers Project Book / Large Journal [8" x 10"]


   

Customer Review, Jan 2015: "I really love the journal! The cover seems like it has a matte finish to it, so smooth and so vibrant! The only reason I gave it 4 stars would be the binding. It's a little stiff but you need to not be scared to open it fully. But definitely something I would love to carry ...

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Stunning Wolf Photography on Stationery

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : Animals and Wildlife 

Wolf Journal (left) and Wolf Notebook (right)

Each publication carries two stunning photographs of the Timber or Gray Wolf: a lone one with an autumn fall backdrop on the front cover (see above) and a pack of wolves resting in the snow on the back cover.

The Journal also has the Rudyard Kipling quote on the back cover, which reads:
"The strength of the pack is the wolf;
and the strength of the wolf is the pack."

Perfect if you're looking for presents or gifts for wolf lovers or maybe just a treat ...

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Claude Monet Paintings on Stationery

Posted by smART bookx Stationery on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : Fine Art and Floral 

Left: Details of two different iconic Claude Monet Water Lilies. On the back cover you'll find the famous view of the Japanese bridge, across the water lily pond, at Giverny. Perfect if you like floral stationery.

Centre: The famous 'Woman with a Parasol', a portrait of Monet's first wife Camille and their son Jean on the beach. (On the back cover there are more water lilies).

Right: Haystacks on the front and another view of the Japanese bridge at Giverny on the back, but this one is in hues w...

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