Spending more time at home opens up all sorts of opportunities for discovering new pastimes and activities. Many people turn to creative outlets such as writing and arts and crafts to keep their mental energy flowing. Artistic activity is also ideal for keeping up a healthy level of optimism and well-being.
Designer labels, such as ban.do (above) consistently explore new ways to help with getting the best of our creative ideas out into the world. Here at Homecolours we love to see exactly how design products assist in home based creativity.
Taking a break from electronic devices can make a nice change when you're aspiring towards some getting some writing work done. Whether it's ideas for a story, a poem or an article, a notebook and pen is often the best way to start.
Having access to reliable and attractive pens and pads is a big positive in getting to a good space for productivity. The above Hexagon Pen, Oil Slick by Lund London is a fantastically stylish sparkly pen to get those inspired thoughts out into the world. Glossy and produced in vacuum plated brass metal, the pen is a distinctive reminder to jot notes and impressions down.
Writing things down in the tried and tested method of pen and paper is a great way to collate ideas, notes and lists together. The Pantone Notebook Small is an attractively designed piece that's perfect for jotting things down. Available in a variety of bright and luminous colours, the book is a great go-to for getting some creative thoughts recorded.
Art and Illustration
Budding illustrators and artists are marvellously served by the above Orla Kiely Colouring Pencils Set. The set of 12 pencils are attractively designed with the featured linear stem print and offer a striking way to create and draw. Arriving in a striking slate coloured tin also featuring the stem print, the collection is a great invitation to create and draw.
A fun and exciting creative set is offered with the Ban.so Mark It, Stamp It, Marker Stamp Set. Brilliant for colourful design and expression, the marker pens have unique stamps on one end so that a note or a design cab be sealed and stamped with care. Great for notes and creative letters and notes to friends and loved ones, the pens are another way to release some creative energy.