Back in April I visited ALL WRITE, a stationery store I had been following on Instagram for a while. Thanks to my handy doodle calendar from the month, I can confirm the visit happened on April 22!
The little note I wrote that day reminds me I was really inspired by the shop and the owner. This was when I was just getting into my creative pursuits and I loved the idea of creating all these different products by graphic design, illustration and photography. And I loved the idea of a physical space/store to share things I made with others.
This was also before my stationery craze kicked in, so that first visit I only got three film photography postcards, which are still hanging on my door.
Since then, I have fully embraced my stationery obsession, from notepads to stickers to washi and more. I had been eyeing the 1/4 Year Diary on the brand’s Instagram for some time, and so with October approaching (the last quarter of 2019!) I thought I would treat myself to a visit back.
And as you can see the product design is so classic and simple and minimal and muted. I feel like I could become a classy and minimalist person if I used these notepads. (I know, buying more things and becoming a minimalist don’t belong in the same sentence.)
The website says it’s a brand for those who like to record things, which fits me to a T. With my time in this city and country nearing its conclusion (?), I have been trying to document and record things more. In the spirit of journaling, and fueling my stationery obsession, last month I started a Korean-style decorated diary, filled with super colorful and cute stickers and stationery. Basically the polar opposite of ALL WRITE’s aesthetic. What can I say? The Korean stationery universe is diverse and I embrace it all! Stay tuned as I continue my SEOUL STATIONERY eXPEDITIONS.
ALL WRITE is located a bit of a walk from Sinchon Station, Exit 7 (Google map)
- Take Exit 7 from Sinchon Station
- Veer right around the corner and walk 322 meters (just past the overhead bridge and railway park)
- Turn right in the alley in front of the Paris Baguette
- Walk 144 meters and ALL WRITE is on your right, all right?
Blog post about my trip to other stationery stores in Mangwon-dong
Check out a short video of the shop AND see a flip through of my 1/4 Year Diary 2 months later: