Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

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 »

London Stationery Show 2015

Yesterday I went along to the London Stationery Show 2015! Blogging is such a solitary thing. You get used to emailing lots of people and you get good at interacting on social media, but when you suddenly find yourself in a room with all of these people it’s a bit of a culture shock! Last… Read more »

Cult Pens Mini Haul Video

After intending to carry on making videos after my first attempt, I’ve been meaning to do more, but have not been sure what would suit a video, rather than a blog post. I bought some stuff form Cult Pens a while ago and as I haven’t had a chance to review any of them yet… Read more »

J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe Ink

As part of my ongoing quest to get better at fountain pens and ink, Bureau Direct sent me a set of J. Herbin Pick’n’Mix Inks. The only colour I requested myself was the Diabolo Menthe ink, because as regular readers will know, this is my favourite colour! I was told at the time that this… Read more »

What I actually use every day + the decoy pen pot

First off, please forgive this rubbish photo – definitely not up to my usual standard but let me explain why… Yesterday I was sitting at my desk at work, and started to think about how, when I have SO MUCH amazing stationery at home, I really only use the bare basics at work. I thought… Read more »

Treats from Yasumi + Zebra Mildliners

A few weeks ago, the lovely Yasumi from Stranger London/Worship Blues sent me the most amazing package! Included in it were a some gorgeous Portuguese pencils (look at that packaging!), some Mildliners (which I’ve been wanting to try for aaaaages) and most generously of all, this incredible pencil case/pen wrap which she made herself from denim… Read more »

J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink

So pretty much EVERYONE has reviewed this ink, (for example, Gourmet Pens, Ed Jelley, Pen Addict, Well-Appointed Desk etc, etc.) and have all done it far better than I can so this isn’t a review as such, just showing it off. I used the Stormy Grey with a dip pen and Nikko G Nib. I’m not… Read more »

Lamy Al-Star Copperorange + Ink Review

After writing THIS POST, lots of people were lovely enough to suggest some fountain pens I’d like to try… One of these was the Lamy Al-Star, and when Bureau Direct offered to send me one to try out, how could I resist?! Looks Well, my first impression was that although it’s a larger pen than… Read more »

Tipsy Writer by Bower

Just a quick one from me today, I just wanted to share this simple but very cool design – the Tipsy Writer by NYC based Bower. It’s a brass and wood pen holder that re-balances itself upright, no matter how much you push it, and it comes in 4 delicious colours; white, coral, black and… Read more »