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:
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
Images courtesy pi-channel.com
I like that flip clock.
Not sure if notebooks will soon become a thing of the past what do you think?
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!).
Oh thank you for feeding my stationary love.
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!