My To-Go Stationery Setup

I tend to hoard stationery items. I love to see new things that comes out, and try to collect them all. As a result, I have with me a whole stack of wonderful pens and writing tools. However, today a friend asked me to show her my to-go stationery set up, and I realise that I ended up always going minimalist when taking my writing tools on the goal. In this post I will be sharing the items that I bring with me whenever I go out. It’s almost embarrassing to examine how simple the combination is, but here goes:

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(From Left to right: A portable watercolor palette, Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook, Tabiya leather pen case, and finally a Hobonichi Weeks (spring start) )

As you can probably guess, they are all super light and easy to carry. I want to eliminate the hassle of ruffling through my bag whenever I want to find something. Also, as an urban sketcher, it’s important to always have a small booklet that you can whip out and draw at the moment (hence the Weeks and the Moleskine)

Upon closer inspections are the contents inside the pen case and inside the pocket folder in my Weeks:

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Finding stationery at weekend markets

It is not uncommon for many parts of Taiwan to hold weekend artisanal markets featuring organic produce and creative goods from local designers and artists. It is also the best place to stake out popular online illustrators and artists, who usually set up a pop-up store for their creations and designs.

On March 7th, one of my favourite illustrator named Hank hosted a creative market in at Hobe, Tasmsui area. Hoho Picnic Ground was the named of the market, and he enlisted many of his artistic friends to join in the fun, filling the stall roster with many hand-made goodies and creative stationery.

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