Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

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 »

Rain, rain go away…

All this horrible weather (for those of you reading elsewhere, the UK has been even rainier than usual of late) has got me thinking about notebooks that can handle the wet weather. So after a bit of research, here’s my picks: And I’ve written about this one before: They’ve also recently made a series of… Read more »