BEST FOUNTAIN PEN
What better way to kick-off the Milligram Awards than with an evergreen Milligram favourite? Competing against heavyweight champions, the LAMY safari takes the prize! Originally crafted with the hard-wearing nature of student life in mind, the LAMY safari is now for everyone, remaining essentially unchanged for 40 years for good reason.
BEST CULT PRODUCT
Traveler’s Company Notebook Set
This category is where we expected passions to fly, and with the lead changing several times right until closing, it was a nail-biting finish. Winning by just a a fragment of votes is the Traveler’s Company Notebook Set! Proving the spirit of adventure and old-fashioned charm still lives out in today’s modern world.
BEST STATIONERY ESSENTIAL
Blackwing One-Step Long Point Pencil Sharpener
Though we rely on them every day, many of the essentials don't get the credit they deserve so we were delighted to see such enthusiasm for the staples of the stationery world. Blackwing’s One-Step Long Point Sharpener takes the lead in this round! Going to show that Milligram fans love and appreciate the art of a finely-sharpened pencil.
BEST PAGE LAYOUT
The bullet journalers must’ve come out in force during voting, because Dot Grid absolutely dominated this round! We don’t blame them - the Dot Grid is great. The delicate balance of structure and freedom allows for complete adaptability where you can make your notebook absolutely yours. After all, wasn’t it the Bauhaus movement that said, ‘It all starts with a dot’?
Another classic battle between traditions (and with paper being a very personal choice) we expected there to be some head-to-head battles here. And taking the title within the final hours of voting was Moleskine! There's a good reason the name 'Moleskine' is interchangeable with the word ‘notebook'. You don't get to that level of brand-recognition without doing something very right.
BEST CREATIVE TOOL
Featuring some of Milligram's all-time favourites, this category is bound to inspire you to new creative heights. Sakura's Pigma Micron Fineliner Pen garnered a large portion of the votes, but even those needle-sharp pens couldn't compete with the endless possibilities of Washi Tape. With potential uses only limited by your imagination, Washi Tape is the sort of thing you can never have too much of.
BEST HOUSE TO HOME
Kinto Brass Pourover Coffee Set
We love our stationery, but we also know there are more ways to help brighten your life. Winning this round was Kinto’s Brass Pourover Coffee Set, showing that we all love our caffeine. Allowing for peaceful rituals that help you slow down and focus on the present moment. Kinto's Brass Pourover Coffee Set is a wonderful way to enjoy those small moments, and it also makes a beautiful coffee.
BEST STUDIO MILLIGRAM SCENT
Study of Trees
While most of these categories will boil down to personal preference, it's going to be especially hard to pick the best of Studio Milligram's captivating scents. We were delighted to see such a spread of votes across the Studio Milligram sensory range – but two leafy treasures stood out from the pack. Coming in second by just a few votes, Native Botanical is the newest addition to the Studio Milligram range, but the new kid on the block couldn’t topple an enduring favourite with the old-growth forest scent of Study of Trees coming on top.
BEST GAME CHANGER
Orbitkey Cactus Leather Key Organiser
This category is one for the innovators, the change-makers, and the ones who reinvent the familiar. Winning this round is the smooth, silent and stylish Key Organiser from Orbitkey! The Key Organiser is a great way to replace messy keys with a sleek solution that won't wake up the entire house or scratch or your precious belongings. The Cactus Leather takes it one step further where it replaces traditional leather with a plant-based leather that is planet-friendly and made from cacti.
Bellroy Desk Caddy
Staying organised has always been a big priority for the Milligram team, and we’re constantly looking for ways to help streamline your day. Taking another title is Bellroy with their shiny new Desk Caddy! Released only a few weeks ago, the Desk Caddy was an instant hit. Inside a humble exterior, the Desk Caddy keeps all your office essentials neatly organised, with a flip-down front panel that makes it easy to find what you need without unpacking the whole pouch.