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by Mafro » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:12 pm

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Mafro wrote:Speaking of journals I've got my 2021 Hobonichi on the way from Japan via FedEx.

I grabbed stuff like A4 size LEUCHTTURM1917 and Moleskin Pro Collection for £6 each, normally £20+ :lol:

One or two of them are dotted which is such a fantastic way to do diagrams, layouts or furniture designs for example.

Plus something like £50 worth of Royal Langnickel & Daler Rowney paintbrushes for £15. I spent half of that on a good quality filbert shape a couple of months ago, now I have 6 or so and used them last night to finish off a sign I'm painting. Much better for painting edges than rounds.

Went in there just for fun, was pretty much hyperventilating through my facemask :slol:

For my partner even found a single limited edition Harry Potter hardback moleskin, again £5 or so rather than £15+.

I dislike having stacks of papers lying around though, enough journals to keep my gooseberry fool together and self-archived/easily referenced for the next 10 years or so. Had a neat little personal library going since uni in 2008.

I've paid full price for these things many times in the past, so it was a great shop :toot:

Got this, this and this coming.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Vermilion » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I just dropped about £75 on discounted journals and paintbrushes in TK Maxx :shifty:


Did you pick it up again afterwards?

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Mafro » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:04 pm

Got my Hobonichi order :toot: Japan to here in just over 2 days is pretty impressive

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Prototype » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:07 pm

Dread to think how much that set you back.

Reminds me of AndyXL and his pots and pans :lol:

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by Mafro » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:10 pm

Prototype wrote:Dread to think how much that set you back.

Reminds me of AndyXL and his pots and pans :lol:

Just under £60 including the FedEx delivery.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Prototype » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:13 pm

Mafro wrote:
Prototype wrote:Dread to think how much that set you back.

Reminds me of AndyXL and his pots and pans :lol:

Just under £60 including the FedEx delivery.


What's included? ASsume this is for your college course?

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by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Should have gone to TK Maxx

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by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:28 pm

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by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:11 pm

Creative hobbies and such have gone way up during lockdown, but it goes to show, if you can find giant bundles of high end stationary and stuff like that, in a discount / buyout store, it's probably a good time to stock up on such things.

I've paid £6-£10 for a single paintbrush and was pretty happy with that haul, in fact, I'm already using it.

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by Mafro » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:39 pm

Prototype wrote:
Mafro wrote:
Prototype wrote:Dread to think how much that set you back.

Reminds me of AndyXL and his pots and pans :lol:

Just under £60 including the FedEx delivery.


What's included? ASsume this is for your college course?

The Weeks will be my diary for next year. Left page is a weekly spread and the right page is blank. It comes with a free red/blue/black multi-ink pen worth a tenner.

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Other stuff is a leather pencil case, an A6 notebook and a set of 3 other notebooks that fit in the pocked that's inside the Week's back cover. Also got pen refils.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 pm

I do like that you can actually buy refills alongside the pens in Japanese department stores, rather than just throwing them away. I still have a bunch, but have sadly lost most of the pens.

I used a Filofax Mini for most of my university course, because I'm too disorganised to not be able to rearrange the paper later. I now have something ridiculous like 5 of them including A5 and pocket and personal sizes, two fullgrain leather, but I've picked up some blank and ruled notebooks again for more deskwork.

I used moleskin cahiers for lecture and project notes (but not journals). I was required to keep both journals and notes. I have a library of about 15 of these I still read sometimes, all the same size.

Trouble with leather is it's heavy. And so is paper. A good quality thin paper makes a big difference to the practicality of carrying paper... and the legibility and speed of your handwriting.

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by Mafro » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:17 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I do like that you can actually buy refills alongside the pens in Japanese department stores, rather than just throwing them away. I still have a bunch, but have sadly lost most of the pens.

I used a Filofax Mini for most of my university course, because I'm too disorganised to not be able to rearrange the paper later. I now have something ridiculous like 5 of them including A5 and pocket and personal sizes, two fullgrain leather, but I've picked up some blank and ruled notebooks again for more deskwork.

I used moleskin cahiers for lecture and project notes (but not journals). I was required to keep both journals and notes. I have a library of about 15 of these I still read sometimes, all the same size.

Trouble with leather is it's heavy. And so is paper. A good quality thin paper makes a big difference to the practicality of carrying paper... and the legibility and speed of your handwriting.

All the Hobonichi stuff has Tomoe River Paper. They were giving a way a special branded version of a Pentel brush pen with the larger planners but annoyingly it wasn't a refillable one.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:58 am

Mafro wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I do like that you can actually buy refills alongside the pens in Japanese department stores, rather than just throwing them away. I still have a bunch, but have sadly lost most of the pens.

I used a Filofax Mini for most of my university course, because I'm too disorganised to not be able to rearrange the paper later. I now have something ridiculous like 5 of them including A5 and pocket and personal sizes, two fullgrain leather, but I've picked up some blank and ruled notebooks again for more deskwork.

I used moleskin cahiers for lecture and project notes (but not journals). I was required to keep both journals and notes. I have a library of about 15 of these I still read sometimes, all the same size.

Trouble with leather is it's heavy. And so is paper. A good quality thin paper makes a big difference to the practicality of carrying paper... and the legibility and speed of your handwriting.

All the Hobonichi stuff has Tomoe River Paper. They were giving a way a special branded version of a Pentel brush pen with the larger planners but annoyingly it wasn't a refillable one.

I brought some of the broader refillable ones for calligraphy back. I could probably bring over some stuff for you but you'll have to wait until this time next year. If you have a rough idea of wants, they are generally sold alongside racks of replacement inks or cartridges :)

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by BTB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:16 pm

Vermilion wrote:Speaking of Uniqlo, went to order a winter jacket a week or so ago, but it was late in the evening and i accidentally ordered a hoodie (same colour) instead.

Anyways, i found you couldn't cancel orders and just have to return error purchases, so anyways, i went and ordered the jacket i actually wanted, but when both items arrived, they were so awesome i kept them both.

This was the blocktech weatherproof parka...

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Probably not news you want to hear Vermilion... but the jackets are now on sale! £39.99 from £59.99. Just picked up one in olive myself as my usual waterproof is pretty useless in anything more than drizzle.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Ironhide » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:42 pm

In preparation for my new TV/Home Cinema/music listening setup I've already splashed out on some speakers

Monitor Audio Bronze (Gen6) C150 in Black
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Monitor Audio Bronze (Gen6) 200 in Black (Pair)
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The floorstanders were a bit of an accidental bargain as I'd originally ordered an older, cheaper model which the supplier (Exceptional AV) then told me was no longer available but I could upgrade to the £200 more expensive model for £70, how could I refuse?

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by Green Gecko » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:20 pm

Is the right one some kind of massive bass port? Interesting designs. At first I thought the bronze coloured tweeter behind mesh was some kind of subtle lighting, like a HAL-like eye :lol:

I think it is good, that you choose to enjoy your ears :)

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Ironhide » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:30 pm

The right one is just what they look like with the magnetic grilles attached, will probably need them on due to a very inquisitive cat, just hope the little sod doesn't decide to use them as scratching posts.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Vermilion » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:59 pm

BTB wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Speaking of Uniqlo, went to order a winter jacket a week or so ago, but it was late in the evening and i accidentally ordered a hoodie (same colour) instead.

Anyways, i found you couldn't cancel orders and just have to return error purchases, so anyways, i went and ordered the jacket i actually wanted, but when both items arrived, they were so awesome i kept them both.

This was the blocktech weatherproof parka...

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Probably not news you want to hear Vermilion... but the jackets are now on sale! £39.99 from £59.99. Just picked up one in olive myself as my usual waterproof is pretty useless in anything more than drizzle.


No harm done, as it was already down to £39 when i bought it. :D

Also, got this one recently from Superdry outlet at Clarks Village, the normal price was £79 but i only paid £55...

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Mafro » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:09 pm

Speaking of Uniqlo I ordered some stuff today for the first time in ages:

Warmer slippers for the winter

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Another pair of these joggies since they're on sale

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Two of those Airism hoodies. Been after thin hoodies for a while and never knew they sold these.

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Plus a couple of boxers.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Dual » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:57 am

How much were those trackies?


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