genevieve – print and pattern

print and pattern


japan: a lot of stickers

stickers section on the stationery floor of loft department store

stickers section on the stationery floor of loft department store

So, it turns out they like stickers in Japan. I found this out fairly quickly when browsing the stationery floors of department stores. Entire sections of the floor were dedicated to stickers, the range was amazing.

I’m not sure I’ve thought of all the possible uses for stickers in my life, but that didn’t stop me purchasing a fair few sheets. Here are some of my favourites.

cat stickers

funny caption cat stickers

(definitely my top favourite – check out the captions!)

camera stickers

cat face stickers

three sheets of stickers


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japan: washi tape

my favourite department store Loft

my favourite department store Loft

I like stationery. A lot. And nearly all the stationery I’ve loved in the last few years has been Japanese. So you can imagine how excited I was about the shopping possibilities in Tokyo. I wasn’t too sure where to find ‘the good stuff’ so I was chuffed to hit the jack-pot in the form of Loft department store in Shibuya on only the second day. There was a WHOLE FLOOR dedicated to stationery and it was high quality.

washi tape

washi tape hanging

I made a beeline for the washi tape section, as this was number 1 on my Japanese stationery wish list. Basically, pattern-porn in tape form. And I bought a LOT (see pics below). Don’t ask me what I’m going to do with all of it, as I’ve got no idea, I just love it.

washi tape and stationery shopping

my stationery haul

two washi tapes

washi tape galore

washi tape tower

mt tape