Lucinda Batchelor, founder and director of Methodical Stationery, has opened the brand’s debut store in arty Dalston in the London Borough of Hackney.
Methodical has a wide and ever-expanding range of stationery and tools designed to enhance organisation and productivity. Founder Lucinda Batchelor comes from a retail buyer background and has poured her passion into sourcing productive, luxurious stationery after experiencing burnout in her previous role.
Batchelor told Stationery Matters: “I set up Methodical to help others avoid the same fate. I have selected brands that give you all the mental and physical tools you need to get your sh*t together, in a fun, modern and relaxed space.
Methodical stocks brands such as Kaweco, Lyra and a new brand called Yookers. Batchelor adds: “All of these brands, including my own, reflect beauty and functionality. They help you work to live, not the other way around.”
Batchelor continues: “I also have a number of female-owned brands who provide goods that compliment this approach, including KayK Goods, a leather worker who creates beautiful leather accessories to help remote working easier.
“I’m also stocking minimalistic Woodle Books, a binder who creates notebooks and list books by hand, with a strong feminist slant, and Succulence London, a plant nursery which has curated an edit of hardy plants for the home office, all of which comply with the NASA clean air list.”
Since its soft opening on August 12, Methodical has offered a host of organisation and life-coaching events, including travel journal workshops and group sessions planned for the future on the subjects of creating a bullet journal and setting personal and professional goals.
Methodical is at The Factory Dalston, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2DA.