• ECO-FRIENDLY LEATHER ACCESSORIES AT SCURRY HOME AND PAPER

    All accessories at Scurry Home & Paper are ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly leather. I worked hard to find a company that I could be proud of to stock.  When looking for pen cases and laptop bags, there were many that were gorgeous, but their tanning practices were unacceptable.  Some companies, I couldn’t decipher the ethical

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  • WHY I CHOSE REAL LEATHER VS VEGAN LEATHER

    THE PROBLEM WITH REAL LEATHER In the shop I made a purposeful decision not to stock vegan leather accessories.  Prior to this decision I did a lot of research on real leather vs vegan leather, vacillating between the two.  I came to conclusion finally, and thought I’d share what has shaped my thinking as I

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  • HOW TO PROTECT LEATHER BAGS AND CASES

    This post shows you how to protect leather bags and cases you get from Scurry Home and Paper.  The bags you get from the shop eco-friendly- as such they are vegetable tanned and have no synthetic finish.  Do not get so excited about your new accessory that you run off using it without protecting it. 

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  • HOW TO WRAP GIFTS WITH FABRIC

    This article is all about how to do one of the eco-friendly gift wrapping techniques we’ve talked about- wrap gifts with fabric.  This is inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki.   Roughly translated, furoshiki means “save time and avoid the stress of not being able to find your cello tape because it’s underneath a massive

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  • How to Review a Book – W.H. Auden Style

    I’m currently reading Alan Jacobs’ The Pleasure of Reading in an Age of Distraction.  There are wee gems here and there, but I felt I really struck gold when talking about how to review a book he discussed W.H. Auden’s 5 verdicts.  I found them delightful, spot on, and much more useful than a vague

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  • Best baby gift ever- Baby’s First Eames

    If you know a baby you need to indoctrinate with your love of design, I’ve got you covered. Julie Merberg’s (of Art from the Start fame) latest book Baby’s First Eames: the ABCs of Modern Architecture and Design, is an absolute delight.  She paired up with illustrator Aki to create quite possibly the best baby gift

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  • IMPORTANT UK HOLIDAYS 2020

    As promised, here is a compilation of all important UK holidays of 2020.  This is made especially for those of you who bought a Rifle Paper Co. Planner which, being a US company, lists only US holidays. You have all your bank holidays listed in addition to a few other holidays I think are important

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