Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

New Sponsor: Pen Chalet

Just a quick one today to say a big thank you to Pen Chalet for sponsoring All Things Stationery. If you don’t know, they are U.S. based and stock all the great brands; Kaweco, Lamy, Field Notes, Rhodia, Pilot, Sailor, Pelikan, etc. etc. and always have great deals, so do show your support and check… Read more »

Bureau Direct June Haul Part 2: J. Herbin Rollerball

It didn’t occur to me that you could put normal ink into rollerball pens, but that’s the exciting thing about the J.Herbin rollerball. You can choose which colour you want to use, as you would a fountain pen, and change it whenever you like. To go with my rollerball, I got some J. Herbin ink… Read more »

Shop Visit + Haul: Choosing Keeping

Choosing Keeping is located on East London’s (famous for its flower market) Columbia Road. It’s been around a few years but until a couple of weeks ago, I somehow hadn’t made it inside (probably because I’m usually on Columbia Road during the flower market and it’s so hectic that I just get my flowers and… Read more »

The Importance of a Handwritten Letter

We all love getting a handwritten letter, and (for me anyway) it’s quite a rare occurrence these days. I also wish I sent more letters and am always impressed with people who take the time to do it. Pen Heaven have started a Handwriting Matters campaign, highlighting the importance of getting people writing by hand…. Read more »

Hambledon @ Blogtacular Stationery Haul

I’m a long time fan of the Hambledon already, as my boyfriend is from Winchester (where their shop is based) and every Christmas break is rounded off with a trip to their amazing sales. So you can imagine how excited I was to find out that they were doing a stationery stall at Blogtacular this… Read more »

Pilot Prera Fountain Pen

Since my fountain pen education began, I’ve been focussing on the lower end of the budget. This is mainly because I don’t really get the whole spending £200 on a pen thing, and also because I think an expensive pen would be wasted on me. So when Ron at Pen Chalet offered me the chance… Read more »

Moustache Stationery Subscription Box

There are a few stationery subscriptions services about but they tend to be fairly girly/cutesy, so there’s definitely space in the market for a more unisex version out there and I think Moustache Stationery may just have nailed it. They were kind enough to send me their first box to review, so here’s what was… Read more »

J. Herbin Larmes de Cassis Ink

I’m going to start by saying that I found this ink VERY wet, hence the drying times, but I think that’s because it would be more suited to a (fined nibbed probably) fountain pen. I got this in the set of 4 mini inks I got from Bureau Direct. I have already reviewed the Diablo… Read more »

Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo Ink Review

Iroshizuku inks have a great reputation and I wanted to try them for ages. To start with, the bottle screams ‘classy’ and I would happily have this sit on my desk. It’s difficult to choose a colour online. I wanted something interesting, but also not too wacky, so I can use it every day. I… Read more »

Pilot Kakuno Review

Lots of people suggested the Pilot Kakuno to me as an entry level fountain pen, so I ordered one! See my recent Cult Pens mini haul here. See my review below (and transcribed under that, in case anyone can’t read my writing!): Pilot Kakuno, fine nib, Pilot Namiki ink. I’ve been using this pen at… Read more »