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Getting personal with Stalogy notebooks


Getting personal with Stalogy notebooks
Written by Sandy, March 2021
 

I love that bit in Goldfinger when Q is telling James Bond all about the special tricks he can play with his new Aston Martin. There’s a smokescreen function, left and right machine guns, the famous ejector seat, and then the special revolving number plates, you...

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Kimono Exhibition at the V&A FEATURED POST

The Kimono Exhibition at the V&A


Back in February 2020 I was so excited when booking tickets to the Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. Then of course the world went crazy, and everyone was locked down.

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Dreaming of Japanese Food


One of the things I miss most about travelling is the food. Living in London we’re lucky to have access to the cuisines of so many different countries and cultures, but it’s never quite the same as eating it in its ‘natural environment’. I can’t help but find myself looking through the photos on...

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How to drink Matcha Tea?


I am practicing the Japanese tea ceremony for over 25 years and I am running a tea ceremony workshop in London for 5 years.  I have received lots of questions about matcha tea, so I wanted to answer as many of the practical ones as I can, and I am hoping much of this...

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Why is Writing so Great with Stalogy?


The pen itself is stylish, but minimal – typical of Stalogy’s style. It has been designed with function at the forefront, and it shows. It glides smoothly over paper, leaving a thin and even line of ink. It's even smudge proof.

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Visiting Japan with YouTube


With lockdown continuing on the UK, and it looking like it’ll be quite a long time until we can travel anywhere, how can you feel like you’re visiting Japan? The simple answer is YouTube! With so many people making Japan-centric content, I thought I’d let you know a few of my favourites.

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A very elegant tote bag from Japan – by hoop Hiroshima


You’ve probably heard of Hiroshima, which suffered huge damage in the Second World War. There are still some survivors alive, and there is the Atomic Bomb Dome in the Peace Memorial Park, to remind us we must never make the same mistakes again. It is now a city of great understanding, beauty and ideas.

Read More

Create your own Kusama FEATURED POST

Create your own Kusama!


Writing about my visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition for last week’s blog post and looking through my photos of it has really got me inspired. I feel like Stalogy’s masking dots would be perfect for a Kusama inspired work of art.

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A (Less than Successful) Trip to see Mount Fuji


Mount Fuji is arguably one of the most recognisable mountains in the world. The perfectly triangular peak, with a flat summit topped with snow. So many people visit Japan and return with a story seeing Mount Fuji towering above them, in the most picturesque way – this is not that story.

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How Masking Dots will brighten up someone you care about


How Masking Dots will brighten up someone you care about
Written by Ai, February 2021
It’s Valentine’s week, which isn’t just for lovers but also friends, family and even co-workers who I miss so much since this pandemic is forcing us to stay at home.

Thankfully we can still connect with people through emails, zoom and social media...

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Editor's Memo Pad FEATURED POST

The Notebook to Keep in your Pocket


One of the most useful products that Stalogy makes are their editor’s memo pads. Designed with the writer on the go in mind, they can be held in one hand and written in with the other.

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Yayoi Kusama in London


I recently found out that the Tate Modern in London will be exhibiting Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms from March this year. If you read my previous blog post about Naoshima Art Island, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of her work so this is an exhibition I will definitely be going to.

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Choosing the Best Matcha Tea - A Few of Our Favourite Things...


I am a big tea lover and I drink a lot of tea. In over 25 years, I’ve tried many different types of matcha tea. My latest favourite is Unkaku from Marukyu Koyamaen. It’s got a particularly light, elegant flavour, with some natural sweetness.

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Our Exclusive Stalogy Products


You might have noticed that we’ve added a few new products recently and that some have a red star on their picture. That’s because NishuraEast carries the full range of Stalogy, as well as some exclusive products not available anywhere else.

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A Few of Our Favourite Things...


I recently finished my tin of Marukyu Koyamaen Aoarashi, which I use for my matcha lattes, so I've started drinking genmaicha. It really is quite delicious, with the roasted rice giving it an almost popcorn like aroma, and a toasty finish. Watching the leaves unfurl in the hot water is also very satisfying.

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The Health Benefits of Green Tea and Matcha Tea


It’s not so easy to be constantly optimistic during these cold grey days at home, especially with all the Covid news. So I’m doing some meditation and affirmation each morning, which certainly helps. I also love the first cup of tea in the morning, which makes me feel gentle and good.

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Stalogy pens are a pleasure to write with FEATURED POST

A Few of Our Favourite Things…


Oh the pressure! What to pick? There are quite a few things I love on our website, but if forced to select just one, after a lot of ‘humming & ahhing’ - I’m a Libran, so it comes with the territory - it has to be the Stálogy 4 Function Pen.  

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Baking with Matcha


I’ve always been a keen baker, and lockdown has certainly increased my habit. It’s also made me more adventurous - I’m no longer satisfied with just flapjacks or chocolate chip cookies. This week I decided to make a batch of matcha blondies using the Marukyu Koyamaen Baking Matcha.

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A Few of Our Favourite Things…


Of all the things we have at NishuraEast, it has to be Haru tape I enjoy the most. It’s probably my involvement in art that does it. When I have the time, I make paintings and write about art. And it’s easy to see Haru tape is a first class art material.

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Tenugui – the cloth you never knew you needed


What can be used as a hand towel, a head wrap, to wrap and carry a bento box, to gift wrap any shape present and also to clean your house? If you’ve read the title then you’ll probably know it’s tenugui, but what exactly are tenugui?

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Starting 2021 the Right Way…


Like many of you I’m eager to get into 2021 and leave 2020 in the past. I’ve decided my New Year’s Resolution is to exercise more. The same resolution I had last year (and the year before that…). Every year without fail I buy a bunch of exercise gear in the sales, go for...

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How is Christmas Celebrated in Japan?


As we celebrate Christmas at the end of a long and extremely strange year, you might find yourself wondering whether people in Japan celebrate in the same way that we do, or whether they celebrate at all.

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Kinkaku-ji – the Golden Pavilion


Kinkaku-ji is one of the most popular sites in Kyoto for good reason. It really is impossible to take a bad photo.

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The Bowing Deer of Nara


Nara is known for beautiful temples and shrines, delicious food and incredible walking trails. The one thing that Nara is most well-known for though, is deer.

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Japanese Garden in Kew FEATURED POST

The Japanese Garden in Kew


For obvious reasons it’s not actually possible to visit Japan at the moment, but if you’re in London it’s possible to visit Japan in another way.

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Japanese Train Station Stamps


Train station stamps, or Eki stamps, were first introduced at a station in Fukui Prefecture in 1931 as a means to increase tourism and use of the railways. They are now found at thousands of train stations all over the country.

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The Red Gates of Fushimi Inari


Fushimi Inari-taisha is probably one of the most well-known, and most visited, sites in Kyoto and possibly Japan. That didn’t stop me from visiting on both my trips to Kyoto. The shrine itself is spectacular, but the main attraction is the mountain path lined by thousands of torii gates.

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The matsu-no-ochaya (pine teahouse) that was rebuilt in 2010 FEATURED POST

Hamarikyu Gardens and Tea House


In the heart of Tokyo, near where Tsukiji Fish Market once stood, is an oasis from the bustle of the city. The Hamarikyu gardens, or Hamarikyuteien, is a public park on the site where a Feudal Lord once had a Villa. Hamarikyu has a similar feeling to Central Park in New York, or London’s...

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A Trip to Rabbit Island


It was a rainy morning in Kyoto when I set off on one of the most fun day trips I have ever been on. This was during my second visit to Japan, and I was determined to go off the beaten track and explore areas other than Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. I set off...

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Naoshima – the Island of Art


On the end of a concrete pier jutting out into the sea, stands a bright yellow, polka dot covered pumpkin. It’s one of Yayoi Kusama’s most iconic art pieces, and in my opinion one of the highlights of the island.

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Kimono Exhibition at the V&A
Back in February 2020 I was so excited when booking tickets to the Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. Then of course the world went crazy, and everyone was locked down.
Stalogy Notebooks embossing
Getting personal with Stalogy notebooks Written by Sandy, March 2021   I love that bit in Goldfinger when Q is telling James Bond all about the special tricks he can play with his new Aston Martin. There’s a smokescreen function, left and right machine guns, the famous ejector seat, and then the special revolving number...
japanese food uk
One of the things I miss most about travelling is the food. Living in London we’re lucky to have access to the cuisines of so many different countries and cultures, but it’s never quite the same as eating it in its ‘natural environment’. I can’t help but find myself looking through the photos on my phone and reminiscing about some of the dishes I ate in Japan.
I am practicing the Japanese tea ceremony for over 25 years and I am running a tea ceremony workshop in London for 5 years. I have received lots of questions about matcha tea, so I wanted to answer as many of the practical ones as I can, and I am hoping much of this information will be interesting to everyone.
Why are Stalogy pens so great
The pen itself is stylish, but minimal – typical of Stalogy’s style. It has been designed with function at the forefront, and it shows. It glides smoothly over paper, leaving a thin and even line of ink. It's even smudge proof.
With lockdown continuing on the UK, and it looking like it’ll be quite a long time until we can travel anywhere, how can you feel like you’re visiting Japan? The simple answer is YouTube! With so many people making Japan-centric content, I thought I’d let you know a few of my favourites.
hoop katate yellow
You’ve probably heard of Hiroshima, which suffered huge damage in the Second World War. There are still some survivors alive, and there is the Atomic Bomb Dome in the Peace Memorial Park, to remind us we must never make the same mistakes again. It is now a city of great understanding, beauty and ideas.
Create your own Kusama
Writing about my visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition for last week’s blog post and looking through my photos of it has really got me inspired. I feel like Stalogy’s masking dots would be perfect for a Kusama inspired work of art.
Mount Fuji from Chureito Pagoda
Mount Fuji is arguably one of the most recognisable mountains in the world. The perfectly triangular peak, with a flat summit topped with snow. So many people visit Japan and return with a story seeing Mount Fuji towering above them, in the most picturesque way – this is not that story.
How Masking Dots will brighten up someone you care about Written by Ai, February 2021 It’s Valentine’s week, which isn’t just for lovers but also friends, family and even co-workers who I miss so much since this pandemic is forcing us to stay at home. Thankfully we can still connect with people through emails, zoom and...
Editor's Memo Pad
One of the most useful products that Stalogy makes are their editor’s memo pads. Designed with the writer on the go in mind, they can be held in one hand and written in with the other.
Yayoi Kusama London
I recently found out that the Tate Modern in London will be exhibiting Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms from March this year. If you read my previous blog post about Naoshima Art Island, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of her work so this is an exhibition I will definitely be going to.
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