Setting up Your Personal Office

Whether it is a small office or even an office at home, when it comes to setting your workspace up it is of utmost importance to get it right first time. One of the buzzwords here is ergonomics. The relationship of the environment to you can have either a positive or negative impact on your […]

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On December 15, 2014, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Useless, but fun Desktop Toys

You have your pens, your paper, your stapler and a desk organiser. Maybe even a photo of a loved one. Still, something is missing. A desktop toy! It alleviates boredom and reduces everyday office stress – and as it’s the festive season, what better time to think about toys. So here’s a list of our […]

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On December 18, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Pen vs Sword

Pen vs Sword

Wars have been fought with swords but peace treaties are signed with a pen – or an earlier version of one. So what are the facts supporting the claim that that the pen is mightier than the sword? The humble pen was originally made from quills or reeds that were dipped in ink. This dates […]

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On November 28, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Stapler, Post-it, Scissors?

Rock, Paper, Scissors… As you know we’re all mad about stationary here, but what is this game about? Scissors beats paper, easy (poor paper always getting cut up). Scissors are blunted by rock. Who would try to cut a rock with a pair of scissors?! Rock is defeated by paper, regardless of size or weight. […]

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On September 11, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by

Praise to the Paper Clip!

As you know here at Stock in Trade we’re just mad about stationery, and one of the most useful and under-rated bits of kit is the humble paper clip. Did you know the paper clip – or “paperclip” as some prefer – was first introduced into the office supplies arsenal in the 1890s. Yep, this […]

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On July 23, 2013, posted in: Banners and Information, Front Page, Our Blog by