Shoptalk: PI-CHANNEL

Wandering along Le Thanh Ton today I spotted what looked like a promising little shop sign – a modern, minimal black on white pi symbol. It immediately struck me as quite unusual and design-forward for Saigon. My curiousity piqued, I had to go inside.

Discovered – a small space displaying a gorgeous selection of writing accessories: pens, notebooks, desk accessories, funky clocks and leather agendas, passport folders and money clips. The leather used felt and smelt real, too.

Some of the finds:

Agenda cover
Flip clock
DAISY notebook

Passport cover
INFINITE notebook

The creative spirit behind the products is Do Thi Thuc Doan, a female Vietnamese designer. PI-CHANNEL is definitely worth checking out if you’re into stationery and organisers and great design. Most inspiring Saigon shopping find in a long while!

PI-CHANNEL, 31b Le Thanh Ton, D1, Saigon

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5 Responses

  1. Baron's Life June 27, 2009 / 1:24 pm

    Not sure if notebooks will soon become a thing of the past what do you think?

  2. A Girl in Asia July 2, 2009 / 8:34 am

    B.L. – I don’t think so, I think no matter how many digital organisers and mobile phone applications etc. are introduced there will always be people who love actual notebooks (me included!).

  3. miku July 4, 2009 / 1:36 pm

    Oh thank you for feeding my stationary love.

  4. Anonymous July 14, 2009 / 9:07 am

    I checked this store out two days ago, and bought a bunch of stuff. The price is reasonable and they just opened a cute coffee shop upstairs too! I love this store, very sophisticated!

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