by James Glazebrook
We may not always agree on shopping destinations (COS again Zoë?), but the one place that gets both of our consumerist juices flowing is paper porn paradise R.S.V.P. This small, wood-lined shop in Mitte is like the stationary cupboard of our nerdiest fantasies, stacked high with beautifully designed notebooks, pens and accessories from around the world. R.S.V.P recalls a time before paperless offices and the digitisation of everything, when the written word really mattered, and while there is an online shop, it’s little substitute for actually being there – feeling the oversized desk calendars heavy in your hands, or enjoying the satisfying click of a Japanese fountain pen. Ooh, I just felt a little shiver.