One of my favourite things in life is stationery. I love it and can spend hours in a stationery shop browsing the shelves and filling my basket with beautiful soft paint brushes and note books even though I'm not an artist or pretend to be.
Choosing Keeping is a little gem of a shop on Columbia Road in East London, which takes you back to your childhood, selling a collection of old school pens, note books, scissors, glues, crayons from all four corners of the world.
The first designs of some of these items date back as late as the 19th century and are still hand crafted today. Choosing Keeping search for excellence not only in design but craftsmanship, making sure each piece would be worthy of its place in the Design Museum.