What is bastet & bee?
Bastet & Bee is a French-British brand that designs, manufactures and distributes notebooks for the office, school desk and home. The whole range is printed in France, locally, on paper chosen with care and respect for the environment.
Does bastet & bee mean anything?
The name comes from the company’s mascots: Bast, the Egyptian Goddess and the bee. Bastet is a symbol for creative courage and bee for commitment. We strive to seed a brand new mindset with our brand—one that enables people to commit to the work that matters to them the most while contributing to their community and the environment.
What does the logo represent?
The logotype in lowercase and outside the box reflects how we perceive ourselves. The logomark represents our true unlimited potential that is inside each and everyone of us. The yellow dot symbolises a dormant seed. That little creative light of ours we’ve got to let it shine. Eventually it will light the way for others.
We love the new face of Bastet, who is the artist?
Pretty amazing, right? The artist is George Mayer, member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.
Where and how does bastet & bee produce its notepads?
All our notebooks are designed by Bastet & Bee in France and printed locally in Bourges, France. Smaller editions are handcrafted as much as possible.
Do you offer different designs?
We are just getting started and the d-bloc 18 collection is only available in 6 designs and in A5. We will be able to offer more choice with our trademark colour scheme: yellow, black and white. To learn about new products, before we make them available to the general public, please join our email list here and you will be set.
Are all the pages made of thick and durable paper?
Yes. We use Swedish Premium Munken paper for the d-bloc 18 collection.The pages are made of 80g uncoated paper, which gives the surface a pleasant feel. The show-through is minimal, no problem writing on the backside of the page with a fountain pen.
Is FSC Certified paper just as eco-friendly as recycled paper?
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, an organisation that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. Our paper is also PEFC certified and EU Ecolabelled. We only work with manufacturers who seek out wood suppliers that protect habitat, prevent pollution, plant more trees than are harvested and avoid displacing native peoples and harming wildlife.
How is the d-bloc 18 different from other notepads?
Do we need another notepad? Yes, we believe we do but a completely different one. A one-size-fits-all linear approach to note-taking does not work for real people with real problems and who wish to get stuff done in the real world. Our unique layouts are carefully designed to be flexible, functional and fun to match all productivity styles, whether you’re a visualiser, an arranger, a prioritiser, a planner or a dreamer.
Do you offer a free PDF of d-bloc 18?
We certainly do! To help you decide whether our notepad is the right fit for you, please use the contact form to request a free PDF. You can also join the conversation #dbloc18 and share your experience with us.
***please note that the PDF is under copyright and is meant for your personal use only***
How long does it take for orders to arrive?
Standard shipping for orders in France takes 2-3 business days and in the contiguous UK/USA/Hong Kong 5-8 business days. International orders usually take 2-5 weeks to arrive depending on the destination and customs processing.
What shipping method do you use?
We offer a small parcel delivery services through La Poste (France) for domestic and international shipping by standard mail (“Lettre Verte”, “Lettre Prioritaire” and “Ecopli”).
How much does shipping cost?
We like to keep things simple. We apply a flat rate of 6 euros for France, 12 euros for Europe and 30 euros for the rest of the world. Shipping is free for France & Europe destinations and for orders above 60 euros and 120 euros. The easiest way to determine your shipping cost is to add the items to your cart, select your country, and press the “update total” button. *Please note: Orders might be subject to regular customs duties and fees levied by the destination country.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship to almost every country around the world.
*Important notice: Orders might be subject to regular customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. bastet&bee® handles international shipments as a courtesy to our customers and assumes no liability for these charges, nor are we able to predetermine or estimate these fees ahead of time. They are calculated by customs upon arrival of the package. If you have any questions about this, you should contact the customs department for the country you intend to ship to.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. You may also pay with your Paypal account.
How secure is this store?
This store uses Stripe for payments. Stripe is a certified PCI level 1 provider. Level 1 is the most stringent level of of certification available. Stripe automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS).
What is your return policy?
Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. If something isn’t right, or you change your mind, we are happy to accept a return for a free exchange or to provide a refund, subject to the Refund and Exchange Policy at the bottom of this page. Please go to returns & exhange for more information.
What about custom notepads for my company gifting activities, loyalty programmes, special events and anniversaries?
We do not produce notepads for other companies or brands with their logo. However, we are all for creative collaborations. Please get in touch if this is what you have in mind and mail us a few lines to firstname.lastname@example.org