For any Aussies reading this, you are probably very familiar with Typo – an amazing, all-things-cute-quirky-and-kitsch stationery, craft and homeware store – and also part of the Cotton On brand. I first became acquainted with Typo in my previous career as a cabin crew member with an airline based in Dubai and when I used to frequently fly to Australia and literally fill my suitcase with all things wonderful from this little shop. When I stopped flying, I eventually came to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t be frequenting this ‘Aladdins Cave’ of all things cute and kitsch for a while and just moved on! That was until……it decided to open its fabulous doors in Dubai. You can imagine my excitement! I don’t think my credit card felt the same but I didn’t/don’t care as Typo is firmly back in my life. I can’t seem to go in there without parting with a lot of dirhams….in fact….I think I’ll leave my credit card at the door next time I visit. For any massive stationery fans out there, this is like being a kid in a candy shop. You just want everything! My latest visit had me purchasing all things girly and cute of course……..let the ‘Typo-haul’ commence…..
First, I just couldn’t resist these gorgeous cushions…….in particular the Unicorn one…..incase you haven’t noticed, I’m mildly obsessed with Unicorns. I wish I could say they are for me (maybe subconsciously they are) but as my daughter is migrating from her cot to a bed very soon…..I thought these would be super cute on crisp white bed-linen. And the best part…..AED100 for the two of them…….. #bargain
Typo Lavatory Guest Book
Ok…….I know what you’re thinking??? But…….I just think this is hilarious to have in a guest toilet. A bit of tongue and cheek I know, but some people like to have reading material provided in washrooms/toilets…..no? The content on the inside is hilarious including – “Describe the aroma upon entering” (cue Jo Malone candles), “The reason for your visit”, “Private Thoughts” and “Rate your bathroom experience”. This is perfect for when you are having a dinner party or just some friends over for drinks – can you imagine the fun reading all the entries afterwards.
P.S: Don’t forget to leave a pen/pencil with it……..Typo of course have the cutest ones!
Typo ‘Hall’ cushion
I love this cushion as it goes with the interiors of our lounge – white, grey and beige – so with 50% off the ‘Hall’ range in the Typo store at Box Park in Dubai……it was a no-brainer as it worked out at just under AED40. The Hall range was launched by Typo and is stocked in nearly all of their stores – inspired by artisan handicrafts using different textures, prints and materials. Really lovely homewear pieces.
One can never have enough note-books and flip-pads. I just love the colour of this and the pages have different designs…..perfect for when I get an idea for a blog post or need to scribble down something quickly. Love it and only AED49.
Hands down…..Typo have the best cards in Dubai. I think every time I go there, I’m just gonna stock up on cards – AED29 for 3 – how could I not? I picked up these three as I will have use for them very soon – but I’ll be back to get more…..any excuse!
Typo New York journal – similar here
In my previous life, I flew as cabin crew for two international airlines and I’ve been lucky to have spent a lot of time in New York. People always ask me where my favourite place was……my answer was and is always New York. I could never get tired of it….hence the reason Sex and the City and Gossip Girl are and always will be my favourite TV shows. So yes – I’m a tad obsessed with New York and got excited when I saw this notebook and pen. Again…….essential items for blog post inspo. The notebook has handy little inserts to hold additional notes and such good value at AED29!
The pen (black ink) writes very nicely might I add and fits into the little elasticated loop hole on the notebook – perfect to throw into your handbag if you have a meeting and also a bargain at AED29.
So there you have it – I could easily go back there tomorrow for another haul as everything is just too damn cute and quirky…..make it stop! Typo is currently located in Deira City Centre, the new Me’aisem City Centre and Boxpark in Dubai and just opened a fab new premises at Dubai Mall – so go check it out and don’t forget to follow them on Istagram – @typoshop (their Instagram page is fab!)