Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

Review: Kaweco Sport Skyline in Mint

I don’t think I’ve really used a fountain pen since school. I’m not sure why, I’ve just never really felt like I HAD to get one. I think a lot of my stationery choices are design led, and to be honest, I think fountain pens often look quite dated and “luxury” and just not very me. That… Read more »

Mini MUJI Haul

I popped into MUJI on Thursday without any intention of buying stationery. I was queuing up to pay for my pyjamas and before I knew it I was paying for a load of stationery too (they cleverly put the stationery right in front of the till)… Here’s what I got: B5 Lined Notepad, £1.25, Lined… Read more »

Review: Le Pen by Marvy Uchida

As mentioned in this post (it didn’t stay a wanted item for very long), I came across Le Pen in the US and managed to order some from eBay. They actually arrived really quickly. I got two, four packs; one was the “primary” set – 2 black, 1 blue, 1 red, and the other was… Read more »

WANT LIST: Le Pen

When we were in NYC I remember being handed one of these pens to sign for the bill in a restaurant. I’d never heard of it before and made a mental note. It’s a simple design but it wrote really well and had a very fine tip (I do like a fine tip). I only… Read more »

Great Ideas #2: MUJI Erasable Pen

So here’s one of my pencil case staples, MUJI’s erasable Pen, £2.50: As you can see, it’s 0.5mm. And the rubber is in the tip of the lid. How does it work? Nobody knows… Ok, that’s a lie. According to MUJI’s website: “The frictional heat generated by the eraser at the end of the pen… Read more »

Flea Market Finds #1: Antique Advertising Dip Pens

I got these 2 for $4! All the guy said was that they were OLD. They’re wooden advertising dip pens and I haven’t had much luck finding out when they’re from. I reckon maybe 1920s or 30s. The captions are brilliant: Hotel Morgan Only Fireproof Hotel In The City Morgantown, W. VA. Ask For Butter-Nut… Read more »

Great ideas #1: Highlighter with a see through tip

So obvious, but such a great idea! For times when you need to do some very precise highlighting, Mitsubishi Pencil Co’s Uni Promark Highlighter is just the thing: I don’t think it requires much explanation, I think this does it pretty well:

Stationery Organised Neatly: Turquoise

Inspired by Things Organised Neatly, here is the first in what I hope will be a new series of my stationery organised neatly, by colour. First up, turquoise. This one was VERY easy for me, as most things I own are turquoise (this is just a small selection). Items are as follows: Stencil: Linex Standard Lettering… Read more »

Pilot Pen Set… Help!

Am I going mental?! I have such a vivid memory of a Pilot Pen Set that my best friend got for Christmas when we were younger… Maybe 10 or, so this is mid ’90s. I was SO jealous. It was an assorted set that had every pilot pen you could possibly dream about… or at… Read more »