Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

Stationery “staples”: Bic & Staedtler

The folks at National Stationery Week sent me a bag of goodies, including brands like Bic and Staedtler, which I consider to be office supply/stationery cupboard staples (no pun intended). These aren’t my normal bag – I’m a bit picky about my stationery choices, I like items that have been thoughtfully designed and aren’t necessarily… Read more »

Kickstarter: Magnetips

Just a quick one from me today – and I’m a bit late to the party with this one… I saw a Kickstarter, via Fast Company, and just thought I’d share it in case anyone hasn’t seen. If you want to get in on though, you’d better be quick as there’s only 3 days to… Read more »

Fountain Pentel Review

The Fountain Pentel is a funny little pen. It’s not quite like anything else I’ve used. It’s got a fibre nib but it’s shaped more like a fountain pen. The Pentel website contradicts itself a bit as it puts it in the “plastic/fibre pens” category but describes it as the “Original ‘delta’-shaped nib fountain pen”…. Read more »

Moustache Stationery: January Box

The theme of the January Moustache Stationery box was Coffee and Tea. Here’s what came in the box! A Tombow Kei Coat Double-Sided Highlighter. I love getting Japanese products in the original packaging. It’s much more interesting than the english language packaging! This highlighter will be really useful – a fat end for highlighting and a… Read more »

Moustache Stationery: Notes & Doodles

In my usual style, I’m often about a month behind on Moustache Stationery subscription boxes! But I suppose that’s better than ruining it for anyone… Last month’s box (received in November) had the theme Notes and Doodles. I’d say this is probably the least strictly curated of the boxes so far, they’ve often been very… Read more »

Gift Guide for Guys, with Huckberry

I’m not someone that likes to get too Christmassy, too early, but I think now that we’re in mid-November it’s ok to start thinking about buying gifts. So I thought I’d kick things off with some stationery gifts for the guy in your life with some great stuff from Huckberry. I mean, to be fair,… Read more »

Is this really a Magic Pen?

Well, in a word: No. But you probably already knew that. I mean, it’s just a felt tip. A very good one mind, but I just wanted to clear that up before you read this whole post and get to the end wondering what the magic is about. This pen is pretty similar to the… Read more »

Bureau Direct October Haul: Diamine Shimmer Inks!

Along with everyone else, I’ve been very curious to try out the Diamine Shimmer Inks, and Bureau Direct (check out their fancy new website) have made this happen! Their resident ink expert (inkpert? inxpert?) Mishka was kind enough to send me a few samples from the new range, so yesterday I had a play! And… Read more »

Bic Biro and Razor Advert

This is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s from 2008 but I hadn’t come across it until now. This is a print advert from Bic (published in The Netherlands), in which they advertise two of the products they’re most know for in a really clever way! On page 3, a picture of a man which… Read more »

Moustache Stationery: Made in America

On my life theme at the moment of being just a bit behind on everything… Here’s last month’s Moustache Stationery box! The theme was “Made in America”, which fits nicely as this was the first time the boxes are being shipped from the U.S. (previously they were sent from the U.K.). This is probably a… Read more »