Bristol | Clifton | | 26/03/2017

Papersmiths is a stationery store in Bristol’s Clifton, selling a carefully curated selection of design goods: from cards, magazines and books to pens, scissors and pencil sharpeners.

Papersmiths is a design lover’s dream. Tucked away in the heart of Clifton village, the store sells an array of beautifully designed stationary, coffee table books, city guides, colourful handmade prints and practically every independent publication imaginable. If Papersmiths doesn’t have it, do you really need it?

Shoppers lured in by their enticing window displays are met with shelves laden with printed cards and magazines and tables filled with all kinds of design delights. All wares are laid out in such an orderly manner as to satisfy any neat-freak’s cravings. The store is bright and inviting and the staff are unfailingly helpful and friendly design-buffs.

After meeting in 2011 and starting their own design studio, founders Sidonie Warren and Kyle Clarke opened Papersmiths in 2014 to sell works from their favourite designers and makers from all around the world. Their design studio, Studio B, continues operations in offices above the shop and has, among other projects, recently designed the interior of the Bristol Student’s Union Balloon Bar.

6A Boyces Avenue
Clifton Village

+44117 329 6347

Photos by Hester Underhill


Abasalon is a hygge spot set in an old church, in the heart of the Copenhagen’s old fish-packing district, Vesterbro.


Founded by a Romanian coffee enthusiast and a Palestinian chef, Ibrik is the first Parisian coffee shop to showcase the art of oriental coffee making.


A Sunday morning staple since the 19th century, the bustling Columbia Road Flower Market sells exactly what it says on the tin, amidst shops and cafes aplenty.