The National Stationery Show snuck up on me this year, and I didn’t make it out till Wednesday, the last day. Above is a picture I took of the Exaclair booth with my crappy point-and-shoot, and here’s a shot of some Quo Vadis products:
I’ll blog about specific items in the upcoming weeks, but for now let me share a lesson I learned this year: the last day of a trade show is a great time to attend. Exaclair doesn’t do this for logistical reasons, but plenty of other exhibitors offer great deals on all sorts of samples, since that’s preferable to boxing them up and shipping them back where they came from. I got two space pens for $20, along with some magnetic sticker thingies that I’ll give to my niece and nephew. I almost bought this super cool “perpetual calendar” from MoMA, but decided, reluctantly, that I didn’t really need it.