Casually Catching Up: Hobonichi Updates, More 2023 Planners and mt Washi Wonderland!
Ashley and I have been enjoying our summers by going on beach adventures, which is perfect for the record-breaking heat wave in NYC lately! On our website, we have pre-orders available for many planners now including Midori, MD, Hightide and PAL and information available on Hobonichi and Take A Note. Ashley has been working on and thinking lots about Hobonichi this year and she shares some tidbits about what to expect for 2023 Hobonichi planners, which will become available on September 1st. We have lots of newly added stationery this week including Summer 2022 inks from Lennon Tool Bar, mt...
2023 Planner Lineup
Planner season is upon us! Many of the 2023 planners that we are expecting are now available for pre-order under the 2023 Planner section on our website. For those who are interested and already beginning to think about what planners they'll be using next year, here are the brands that we will be adding this year: Hobonichi, Traveler's Notebook, MD, Midori, Hightide, Himekuri, SHINNIPPON Sora Daily Calendar, Bushimen PAL Planner, Take a Note, Five Metal Shop Calendar. Below is a rough timeline of when everything will arrive and be available for ordering! Hobonichi Estimated Arrival: Beginning of SeptemberOrder link: Order will begin 9/1Traveler's...
Catching Up Casually: OURS Stickers, 2023 Planner Pre-Order and CY Nib Grinding at Yoseka
We've had a super packed past week here at Yoseka! LCN Pop Up event had a great start, and we are so happy to see many of you stopping by! It's just a month away from Hobonichi day, and many planners are available for pre-order on our website. After LCN Pop Up, we will be hosting CY Nib Grinding at Yoseka! Tons of wonderful new stationery were added this week, so be sure to watch for Ashley's and my favorite picks and Alex's Customer Friend of the Week.
CY @Tokyo Station Pens Nib Grinding at Yoseka - In Store August 18th!
What started off as mutually following and liking each other's posts on Instagram has blossomed into a beautiful friendship! Haha all corniness aside, we here at Yoseka are big fans of everything CY is involved in--and he's involved in so much in the fountain pen and stationery community. We first came to know CY through religiously tuning in to the podcast, Tokyo Inklings, he hosts every week with fellow fountain pen fanatic, Jacob (@fudefan). Their interesting conversations got us through many early morning order-packing sessions, and we often found ourselves turning the volume way up on our speakers to hear CY...
Exciting events, 2023 planners, oppressing heat waves in NYC, pretty new pens from Sailor and lots of new stationery July has been chock full of events for us at Yoseka. We had our Traveler's TRAVEL and SKETCH event, where we asked all of you Traveler's Notebook users to get outside and sketch your days in your TNs, then stop by Yoseka for the special event stamp. Shortly after that, we began our currently ongoing LCN Pop Up at the shop, where you can view many of LCN's handmade mini masterpieces, sample and use many of her designs, and shop her complete...
Catching Up Casually: Eventful Times at Yoseka & More Ceramics Watercolors!
We've had a great past week here at Yoseka! All of us had so much fun with our Traveler's Travel and Sketch event. Thank you so much for coming out during a heat wave, joining us for some sketching in our Traveler's Notebooks and supporting the debut of our Yoseka Ceramics Watercolors made in-house by Bethany. Next up, we have our LCN Pop Up! We also added a ton of wonderful new stationery so be sure to watch for Ashley's and my favorite picks and our dear Customer Friends of the Week.
LCN Pop-Up at Yoseka! 7/27-8/14
These past couple of days, we have been making our final preparations in setting up the shop for our LCN Pop Up event! If you're planning a visit to Yoseka Stationery during the dates of the event, here's what you can expect to find there! Yoseka x LCN 2022 Shop Stamp - Available to purchase in-store and online starting midnight 7/27 Yoseka x LCN 2022 Wax Seal - Available to use in-store Artwork of LCN for viewing in-store Samples of LCN products to test out in-store Hope to see you there!
Catching Up Casually: Bethany's Great News & Too Many Favorites from LAMY, Dominant and Platinum!
You all may have just met Bethany last week but tune in to this week's Catching Up to hear Bethany's great news that we are all celebrating with her! We have more information to share about our upcoming Traveler's TRAVEL and SKETCH event 7/22-7/25 and some in-store specials that will be available during the event. Ashley and I go over this week's new additions and both have a hard time deciding on just one favorite. This week's Customer Friends of the Week brought us such joy so special out to Allyson and Young!
Catching Up Casually: Watercolor Project with Bethany & Pilot's Custom 912 15 Nibs!
Meet Bethany in this episode of Catching Up and watch as she tells us all about her watercolor-making background, and how she's using that on a current Yoseka project for our upcoming Traveler's TRAVEL and SKETCH event. Did you know that it's possible to have dual shading watercolors through controlled color separation?! We did not! This week, Ashley and I also chat about an exciting recent announcement from Pilot about their Custom Heritage lineup, new additions at Yoseka, and of course, Customer Friend of the Week! Thanks for watching everyone :)
Sketching in a Traveler's Notebook: An Introvert’s Guide to Sketching in Public
Hi Everyone! May here with my first ever blog post! Back in April, I took a long-awaited solo trip to Paris and Copenhagen, and brought my Traveler's Notebook with me. Being a huge fan of Traveler's Notebook and having had mine for 7 years, I was surprised to note that this was actually my first time using it while traveling. I want to share my experience and some thoughts about sketching and journaling on the go! As an artist, and a person with some minor anxiety issues, sketching in public has always been a challenge. Over the years, I've tried numerous ways to...