No resolutions for us...

No resolutions for us...

Usually at the beginning/end of a year we like to set some new personal resolutions, of things we would like to change or achieve. This year however, we really like who we are becoming and decided instead to focus our year on being as present as we can in the midst of life. 

January 11, 2017 by FRANK Stationery
10,000 reasons to feel stoked

10,000 reasons to feel stoked

For the past two weeks our garage/office has been filled to the brim with 10,000 books that we are getting ready to give away this week. While it’s always in my mind that for every book we sell, we are going to then give a school book away, it becomes much more real when I have a huge pile of school books staring me in the face.

June 14, 2016 by FRANK Stationery
Why I created a journal on thoughts...

Why I created a journal on thoughts...

About 12 months ago, I became aware of something. It was present in my work, in my social media and mostly in my conversations. In fact it was so present that as I saw it in myself, I saw it in others.

June 02, 2016 by FRANK Stationery
Review | FRANK 2016 Journal

Review | FRANK 2016 Journal

A great written review of FRANK's 2016 Journal by Jemma Simple Life.

I almost added this journal to my January favourites, but I thought it deserved a post of its own..

I thought with it being January, now is the perfect time to talk about diaries and journals because I don't know about you, but I tend to go a bit stationery mad in January...it starts with one diary and always seems to spiral out of control! I actually came across this journal when I was scrolling through instagram, I fell in love instantly with it and couldn't not have it in my life!
March 06, 2016 by FRANK Stationery
Clever people & Big Hearts | Visiting Melbourne's Social Enterprise Scene

Clever people & Big Hearts | Visiting Melbourne's Social Enterprise Scene

Jason and Jess travel to Melbourne to explore the Social Enterprise Scene.

Some of you may not know that Jason (my husband) and I have been running a small social enterprise called FRANK for the last few years. We started out of a very small apartment underneath my parents house back in 2012 with the idea to create notebooks, journals and diaries that inspire and enable us to be great humans! In addition to this idea, we operate using a buy one, give one model. This means for every item we sell, we donate a school book to a child in need in New Zealand. You can see more about our giving and story here.

March 03, 2016 by FRANK Stationery
Creative Inspiration with Marie Wade

Creative Inspiration with Marie Wade

Some wise words from Illustrator Marie Wade.

We spent some time with the very talented Marie Wade to pick her brain about what keeps her inspired! An extremely talented Illustrator and creative, Marie spends her time creating beautiful creatures and spending a lot of time around paint!

July 05, 2015 by FRANK Stationery
Giving Day November 2014

Giving Day November 2014

If you don't know already, here at FRANK we believe everyone deserves a fair chance to gain an education. In other words, we care not just about having an education, we care about the quality of that education. We know that being able to write things down can greatly enhance your memory, learning and progress! In light of this, we decided to integrate giving into the fabric and identity of our business.
November 25, 2014 by FRANK Stationery
Drawing Club at The Market NZ

Drawing Club at The Market NZ

A few Saturdays ago, we gathered together at the beautiful The Market NZ pop up store in Ponsonby. We sat and drew together for a few hours, trying new pens, techniques and learning from each other in general.

November 18, 2014 by FRANK Stationery
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