I wasn't expecting any of this.
I had been on the lookout for my first gold nib fountain pen for some months. But I never expected that I would end up with a Sailor. I had mostly been looking at different Pilot models, because I think they make among the best in-house nibs from those I have tried. Except for the … Continue reading Going for gold
March rolls around and you realize your 2021 planner has gone unused for weeks? I’m right there with you.
This plastic mechanical pencil feels surprisingly substantial. But is it any good?
Working from home has afforded me the chance to get better organized in how I use paper. So I’ve been trying some things that may be super-obvious but which I’ve never really implemented before. I’ve usually always maintained one single notebook or pad at a time for work. In there would go all my meeting … Continue reading How I work today
While the days are slowly getting longer we are still deep in winter here. February tends to be the coldest month in these parts. We’ve even gotten some good snow recently, which has not been the case the last two years. I’ve been using dark hues and finer nibs all week for my work notes. … Continue reading Get bent!
"Sale SALE sale sign" by dullhunk is licensed under CC BY 2.0 I’ve always like using good pens and pencils. I had just never fully realized it. Let’s be real: anytime you decide to spend more than $3 on a pen you’re already doing something that 95%* of consumers are not. So we’re all strange beasts. And let's also … Continue reading Saying ‘no’ to buying all the things
A short review of the Jinhao x750, Jinhao x450, Jinhai 922 Translucent, and the Jinhao 159.
Pencils are pretty freakin' cool. You have in your hand a little stick that is alive with thoughts and ideas and the ancient dreams of the forests. Also, it smells pretty great! And yet, I've been taking them for granted all my life. Partly because regular office and supermarket pencils that you find in the … Continue reading The dreams of the forests
I blame Brad Dowdy.