Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

"The list is the origin of culture." – Umberto Eco With 2019 well and truly here, many of us may have made New Year's resolutions to get organised and get more done, whether it be in your personal or professional life. One tried and tested...
Many of the benefits of keeping a notebook are obvious, especially to the journallers among us. Having the ability to write down your creative inspirations and observations at any moment is clearly a wonderful thing, but what makes a...
To celebrate the release of our new Spring Collection we have put together a selection of quotes from some of our favourite writers. It may not feel a lot like spring at the moment, but there is so much to...
At Paperblanks we love books and movies, so we asked our staff about their favourite onscreen bookshops.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies. In Eternal Sunshine of the...
We all know that setting goals is a great way to stay focused and motivated, but have you ever tried setting intentions? The start of the month is an ideal opportunity to reflect on what's just past and the goals...
Having trouble setting some attainable goals for this new year? Feeling a lack of inspiration going into 2017? Check out these ten famous resolutions below for inspiration, or at the very least, a chuckle. 1) Susan Sontag, writer "Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want...
By now you’ve probably heard of the Danish and Norwegian concept of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga"). The Danes are described as the happiest people in the world, and with Hygge being such a large part of their lives, we think...
A new year is a magical time that allows for new beginnings, new goals and even a new you! Take this opportunity to reflect on the year that’s past and look to the future. To help you get off on the...
Part of the fun of taking a really great vacation is reflecting on the memories you've made. We're all for living in the moment but that doesn't mean you can't set aside some time to take notes. The beauty...
With Halloween just past and fall still in full swing there remain lots of reasons to feel spooky. And for those who relish this feeling, there’s no better activity than settling into a gripping thriller on a cold and...

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