Journal


  • Traditional Visiting Cards

    History has it that the invention of the visiting card is based on the following story: in the 17th century a nobleman intended to visit King Louis XIV. at his castle. As the king was out for the day, the nobleman left a playing card with his name on it at the gate, so the king would know who had called on him. Continue reading

  • The Art of Letter Writing

    In the digital age, where social media, email, Skype and smart phones are the name of the game, the art of the handwritten letter writing is drifting into darkness.

    Remember letters? Not the ones in your email box, but the ones you received in the post. To keep up with the rapidly changing times, email seems to be the preferred method of communication. Do you remember the first time you ever wrote something to someone you loved, by hand? Continue reading

  • Christmas Cards

    Frighteningly, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and, of course, Christmas cards. Despite the rise of the e-card in this internet age – receiving one during the festive period is never the same thing as getting a real card through the post.

    When it comes to proper Christmas cards, we all have a good idea of the major dos and don’ts when sending them – here are our top tips: Continue reading

  • Judith Blacklock's Flower School

    Design Your Own Wedding Flowers by Judith Blacklock. We all know that beautiful floral arrangements can set the tone of a wedding. And we’re excited because now we can learn the art ourselves – from world renowned teacher of floristry and flower arranging – Judith Blacklock – and we don’t have to the leave the comfort of home! Continue reading

  • Our last minute Christmas present selection

    If you’re still looking for Christmas presents, then we have some quirky and fun suggestions for you. All of these can be ordered online and should arrive in time for Christmas - wherever you are in the world. Continue reading

  • Prantl's Illustrators: Käthrine Yan

    The creative world of Käthrine Yan - At Prantl we believe passionately about championing the skills of the next generation – particularly the talents of up and coming illustrators. This is why Prantl has established a tradition of working together with a number of talented illustrators, who have created their own range of card designs for us and showcase their work on our website. Continue reading

  • Disgraceful Wedding Gifts

    Undoubtedly a wedding day is one of the most celebrated events ever. Brides and grooms often spend well over a year planning their big day, from sending out the save the date cards and wedding invitations, to serving the most perfect decorations, food, and favours for their guests.

    But what happens when the newlyweds’ gift list they registered at their favourite department store gets ignored by their wedding guests and, instead, they let themselves loose in a gift-buying frenzy? Of course, people normally have good intentions when they pick out wedding gifts, yet mistakes are often made. If you’re going off-registry, don’t bother giving any of the below presents... Continue reading

  • Richard Rogers Inside Out

    Richard Rogers at the Royal Academy. Londoners and those visiting the capital between 18th July and 13th October, are in for a treat. We have the chance to see into the mind of one of most innovative exponents of modern architecture. Richard Rogers, the man behind the iconic Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyds building in London is the focus of an exhibition at the RA. Continue reading

  • Charlotte Tilbury at Selfridges

    Charlotte Tilbury's House of Rock 'N' Kohl at Selfridges. As ever, Selfridges is at the forefront of offering consumers truly innovative pop up shopping and lifestyle experiences. For those of you who have been lucky enough to visit their latest: Charlotte Tilbury’s House of Rock ‘N’ Kohl – you will have enjoyed the beauty and make-up extravaganza on offer as well as picking up a few make up tips and tricks from the pros. Continue reading

  • Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2013

    The finest Italian craftsmanship – made with the human touch
    5 – 8 December 2013, 11am – 6pm
    83 Kinnerton Street, London SW1X 8ED

    When it comes to pop-up shops during the Christmas season, they really are a dime a dozen. But, for us, there is one that stands out. It’s a pop-up with heart – one that champions good old fashioned craftsmanship, where each item is made lovingly by hand and really is a one off. Continue reading