Chambers Of Ink is an e-store that stocks beautiful writing journals from PaperBlanks and Paper-Oh. The idea of the website is to wean the young and restless away from their gadgets, and get them to embrace pencils and diaries again.
We’ve all gone through that phase when we would lock those teenage stories away in diaries. And slam books. Remember those? The point being, tablets (and typed-out notes in general) pale in comparison to heartfelt letters scribbled in bad handwriting, but who even has pen friends or a daily dairy anymore?
25-year-old Sukriti was bemoaning the same loss, so she decided to revive the dying art of writing journals through some gorgeous reinforcements. Each of these journals have a story, which means that you can never judge their products by the cover. One of them, for instance, is inspired by Laurel Burch’s (an artist selling handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco) work. Another one has the exact note Mahatma Gandhi wrote the day before he went on Dandi March. These are journals with a soul, or what we call ‘meaningful stationery’.
If you’re someone who still finds beauty in yellowed pages and disintegrating libraries, you must browse through the site. We say this because the writing journals take inspiration from all over — French textile, Persian binding-art, Japanese lacquer boxes, embroidery from Gujarat and more — and it’s fascinating to discover their backstory before you walk out with your favourite. Prices of some of these small-sized beauties start from INR 800.