Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
A few weeks ago, Tara wrote a post about Ardium, a stationery company based in South Korea. I remember seeing that post and falling in love with all the cute notebooks in the store website. I used to collect notebooks like crazy in high school and used them a scrapbook/planner hybrid. I believe it’s called filofaxing now. I was thinking of getting back into it recently, and I thought of Ardium having really cute items for that purpose.
So imagine my surprise when Tara asked for my address to send me some Ardium stuff! I received it a couple of weeks later after a slight hiccup with the postal service here. I'm so happy and very grateful to her for these things! Thank you so much, Tara. You're a great friend and an awesome client!
This notebook is called Nature Note. It comes with a plastic sleeve for business cards and waterproofing! I actually asked Tara if plastic wrapping books was a thing in Korea. It’s a requirement for most schools in the Philippines for the rainy season. Now that I think about it, it’s definitely a quirky practice albeit very practical. I don’t think I’ve heard of other countries do it. Let me know if yours does!
The paper quality of the notebook is smooth and crisp. The individuals sheets aren’t flimsy at all. It’s a very well-made notebook. I haven’t written on it yet, because it’s so cute and I didn’t want to write just anything. It has to be special! That’s what I thought when I received it anyway. Now, I think I will make it a scrapbook planner.
Here’s a Pattern Pouch! Great for little knick knacks in your purse that you might lose otherwise. I’m using this to hold all my chapsticks. I’m trying not to lose any more. I don’t think I’ve ever finished a whole tube because I always misplace them first. Well, not anymore!
Both the notebook and the pouch come in other patterns. Check out their pages to see them!
Last but not least, the Pastel Pens! These write very well and they handle nicely as well. And they’re so light! Plus, how cute are the patterns? I love that the Yellow Duck pattern closely matches my notebook.
Here’s a close-up of the pens. The Ardium logo is printed on the side.
Super excited about my Ardium swag! Thank you again, Tara, for this lovely package! I’ll be sure to send you a little something back after our big summer move. For those of you interested, visit the Ardium website and take a look at all their cute merchandise!