As a stationery brand, we are always curious how and what people use our stationery goods for. With this blog series, focusing on the hands at "work" and beyond, we ask five questions about the usage and meaning of the stationery tools to our friends in Los Angeles.

For our third post, we had a visit with a LA native stationery lover and an accountant, Jemina Ocampo at a burger joint in Highland Park, Los Angeles. 

Jemina has just started using this 2023 planner, Coton in linen.

 Q1. What do you do with the Coton planner?

Seeing an overview of the whole month helps me spread out tasks and manage my own expectation of outcomes. I like going through previous planners and remembering places I've been to, things I've done.



Q2. In our technology driven world, what does it mean to make things by your hand to you?

I find myself transferring online documents to physical notebooks. I find the process of writing & doodling enjoyable and helps me recall things easier.


Q3. Pencils or Mechanical Pencils?

Oh, they're both really good mediums for writing and sketching. I use one or the other depending on the texture I want to achieve on paper.

Jemina is using her Blackwing Pearl pencil to make a label for her receipts page. She also uses the letterpress labels from Classiky. 


Q4. What’s in your pen case or pouch?  

I have an assortment of pens: a ballpoint, a rollerball, a gel and a fountain pen. Along with a letter opener, washi tape, pencil and mechanical pencil. Oh, I also carry my lip pencil in there just in case.

Jemina uses Nähe General Purpose Case in A6 size & clear. She keeps her stamps and masking tapes as well. 


Q5. What is your most favorite stationery?

I use the Pilot Vcorn rollerball in black and red for work everyday.

Jemina Ocampo lives in Los Angeles. 
When she is not working as an accountant, she loves to try all the different food in LA and travel abroad. 

1 comment

Lovely! She’s a true stationery lover. I want to go over all of her collections!


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