Designing for a writer's comfort

Designing for a writer's comfort

This is about the MD Notebook series. Wow it's our new favorite. 

We waited a long time to bring the line into the shop, and now we don't know why we did that. Before we were like, oh man it looks so unassuming and the packaging is all in Japanese and it just might be hard to sell such a mysterious notebook to anyone but the most die-hard stationery nerds (of which we are).

BUT THEN!!

Hidden design meanings for music nerds

Hidden design meanings for music nerds

Hearing "the dude" one might think of a certain Big Lebowski. But here at the shop we are convinced that OHTO's Dude fountain pen takes its namesake from the title track of a Quincy Jones album, The Dude.
April 11, 2017
Around the Shop: March

Around the Shop: March

The birds are chirping. The plum blossoms are out. The flower bulbs are breaking earth. There's no doubt about it. Spring is arriving. Here at the shop, the shelves are stocked with fresh arrivals and customer favorite restocks.
March 01, 2017
Let's Talk About: How to Choose a Notebook

Let's Talk About: How to Choose a Notebook

Welcome to the third installment of our Well Organized Life series, where we showcase our favorite tools and techniques for... what's that? A well organized life!

Today we're going to talk about one of the greatest forms of human technology in existence today: Notebooks.

Let's Talk About: How to Pack Light

Let's Talk About: How to Pack Light

Welcome to the second installment of our Well Organized Life series, where we showcase our favorite tools and techniques for... what's that? A well organized life! Today our focus is how to pack light for a practical day's use.

Keep Reading If:

  • Every day you leave the house with enough gear to survive a week on the road
  • Your daily-use bag is heavy and full of stuff you might use but rarely do
  • You appreciate efficiency but also fun
Let's Talk About: How to Stay Organized

Let's Talk About: How to Stay Organized

Welcome to the first installment of our Well Organized Life series!

Keep Reading If:

  • You're frequently carry around too much stuff (just in case!) 
  • It takes forever to find anything in your bag 
  • Your gear gets thrashed fast & this is not a skate video 
  • You get a thrill out of planning & being efficient

In this series we'll showcase our favorite tools and techniques for... what's that? A well organized life! This time, our focus is how to effortlessly carry our everyday daily-use desktop goods from home to school, work and back again.

Around the Shop: SPRING

Around the Shop: SPRING

When the trees are in bloom, it's truly, officially spring. THANK. GOODNESS. We thought it might never come! Sitting in the shop with all our bright merchandise under chilly overcast skies was starting to get old. But the sun's out now and the store is looking good. If you follow us @omoizakkashop on Instagram or on our Tumblr, you might have had a few glimpses of what's below. If not, sit back and enjoy our April shop tour.
April 17, 2015
Around the Shop: January

Around the Shop: January

Catching our breath from our best holiday season ever, we offer some quiet stills from around our cozy spot.
January 30, 2015
Around the Shop: November

Around the Shop: November

It's the end of the month and we're back again with a peek inside our Philly storefront, where all the magic happens. There aren't even any elves working here. We have sooo many new arrivals, restocks of customer favorites, and fresh displays––it's definitely that time of year again. So we say to our neighbors, do and come visit. And if any of our online neighbors like what they see and it isn't available in our online shop just yet, we can take orders over the phone for just about anything pictured below. Enjoy!
November 27, 2014
Around the Shop: October

Around the Shop: October

In the lull between Back to School season and what every good shopkeeper refers to as "The Holidays", we've been busy receiving new shipments, battling small mountains of brown boxes to get the goods into our displays and online for you to see and shop. Take a look at what's new.  
October 30, 2014