Childhood Stationery Memories with Aishik Barua

We spoke to Senior Manager, Digital Marketing and Analytics with Arthur W. Page Society (New York) Aishik Barua who is also an aspiring chef and artist about his favourite stationery memories.

Q. What was your favourite piece of stationery when you were growing up?

A. I used to love pencils and erasers like most kids do but it was my father who introduced me to the infinite universe of stationery. He was an engineer and would spend a lot of time at his drafting table with his technical pencils. I was 8-9 years old when I was introduced to the mechanical pencil and I have always had one with me since then.

Q. What is a piece of stationery you’ve always wanted but never managed to get / buy?

A. I would love to buy a set of calligraphy pens to design my personal and work diaries and present my notes in a better way.

Q. What is the one stationery object that you can’t live without today, and why?

A. The one stationery object I cannot live without and it has been so for several years is a 0.3 – 0.5mm fine tip black pen.

Stationery Resources

1. Mechanical Pencils

Staedtler Mars Micro 775 0.7mm Mechanical Pencil with 1 Lead Tube

2. Calligraphy Set

Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

Manuscript Styluscript Fountain Pen – 3 Nib Set – Blue Barrel

3. Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment Fineliner Set

Faber-Castell ECCO PIGMENT FIBRE TIP PEN (0.05/0.1/0.3/0.5/0.7)

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