Posts Tagged: writing

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 »

On Fountain Pens…

Stationery community, I feel I have to get something off my chest. It’s a bit controversial, and I might end up with some enemies from saying this but… I don’t really *get* the whole fountain pen thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading other people’s reviews of them and I like listening to Brad… Read more »

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 »

How do you use your notebooks?

Until a few days ago, I’d never really thought about this before, but I noticed I have a very definite way in which I use notebooks. I’m going to name it the Mullet technique, i.e. business in the front, party in the back. When I say party though, I kind of just mean messy… I… 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 »

WANT LIST: Smythson Pocket Notebook

I’m starting a new series, the WANT LIST. My problem at the moment is that I keep buying all the stationery things I want, rather than just covet them. So in the interest of not being bankrupt, I will be posting about lovely things I have seen but don’t necessarily NEED to own. So, my… Read more »

The School of Life: Mood Notebooks

A friend was showing me the sights in Stoke Newington a couple of weeks ago and we wandered into a really sweet shop called Search & Rescue. It has loads of great stuff, but of course I was drawn straight to the stationery section. I was looking for a present for my soon-to-be-qualified-as-a-teacher best friend,… 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 »