MIRROR WATER has collaborated with Choosing Keeping to create a handmade notebook.
Choosing Keeping is a stationery shop founded on the belief that materials for writing and drawing are markers of culture, history, design, and craft that enfold significant personal attachments.
MIRROR WATER sought out a collaborative project with Choosing Keeping based on the deliberate and thoughtful way that they engage with their materials, sourced from artisan makers and small businesses.
Located in central London at 21 Tower St, the Choosing Keeping store possesses the hush of a museum of natural history, its cabinets filled with colourful objects of beauty and interest from around the world. The exception here is that you can touch the paper, pens, ink, notebooks, and ceramics on display in order to find the objects best suited to you. The fountain pen that feels like an extension of your hand, or the handmade journal with just the right weight, texture, and rulings to hold your thoughts and feelings.
A journal matches the sensibilities upheld by MIRROR WATER. We want to create spaces (in different forms) for self-reflection, an impulse which maps onto the potentiality of the empty pages of our journal. For its cover, natural, earthy tones represent the everyday, punctuated by lime green, like the flash of a thought worth writing down.
Whether it becomes a journal, a sketchbook, or a means to write your way into new ideas, this is a special journal and we know you will love it as much as we do.