For the past eight years Seoul-based design studio Millimeter/Milligram (Mmmg) has been making stationery and accessories that get attention for their fresh color combos and pop art design. Their Capsule Letters were the first of their products to make an appearance on CH and we recently spotted a few other items that are worth a mention too. If you can't find them at your local stationer, Mmmg does ship internationally.
Their ballpoint click pens feature cartoon illustrations and the charm of transliterated phrases. Our favorite, from their ver. 2 group of pens, is "Be the hippie" with the accompanying figure sporting a headband. The pens are 2,500 won each from Mmmg or for $7 from Inhabit.
Lucky Week is a weekly desk calender, so named for the simple rounded numerals that decorate the cover. Divided into daily sections, each page provides an at-a-glance reminder of your week. Available in red or blue, the spiral bound planner is 3,500 yon from Mmmg.
The Smile Mask Card is an all-purpose card that's sure to delight the recipient with its clever design. It also features more slightly askew text on the inside, this time reading "If you laugh, blessings will come your way." It's 1,900 won from Mmmmg.
In addition to shops around the world that carry Mmmg (including Greenwich Letterpress if you're in NYC), Mmmg recently opened their own shop and cafe in Seoul, which from the looks of it is every bit as cute as their designs. We particularly love the bag and cups, pictured above right.