Many moons ago, Nancy and my friend M. introduced me to Ardium, a South Korea-based company that creates stationery goods, accessories, and other merchandises. Kind of ironic that both of them live in the US, and I live in South Korea and have never heard of them . . .
In the long run, I’m really glad they introduced this brand to me. I found out that there was a physical store in Hongdae area, and last year I checked it out and got to see their products in person. I’ve fallen in love with their merchandises since. They have cute designs and patterns, and their products are of good quality. I recently returned to the Hongdae store and went on a bit of a shopping spree, and I bought . . .
1. Flat Pencil Pouch in Summer Blue
2. I’m Green Light Notebook
3. Light Notebook Line in Coral Pink
4. Pattern Pouch Flat S in in Red Herringbone
5. Line Phone Case for Galaxy S3 in Aqua Mint
6. Pastel Pen in Rose Rabbit, Yellow Duck, Daisy Flower, and Blue Bear
7. Nature Note M in Mint Pony
The Flat Pencil Pouch and the Line Phone Case are for me, and the rest are going to be sent to friends. I am using the phone case, and I love it, even if there are a few things I miss about my old case. I also adore the pencil pouch, especially since I can organise it and even combine my “nail kit” in there with my other writing utensils.
A few days after that major shopping spree, I went back to the store to get the Smart Zipper Folder S in Night Flower. Oh, how I’m so glad I bought one of these! I need this to separate my American and Korean change! Yes, I have access to both currencies, so this new “coin purse” will come in handy. As for any future purchases, I’m eyeing the Pattern Ardium Note because I really like some of the patterns. Oh, why must you be so tempting Ardium?!
What are some of your favourite stationery/accessories brands? Have you heard of Ardium before?