Some weeks I realize that I earmark links for Link Love that I think will be interesting to specific people in my life. I’m sure you do this too… you have a friend or family member who loves something… like say soccer. So, anytime you find a blog post or newspaper article, maybe a book review or podcast episode, about soccer you forward it to that specific person (Madeline and Tasha, I’m looking at you!).
This week, Link Love has ended up being a lot of those links. There’s a link to a post about the colors inside golf balls (totally for Brad!), anything to do with Australia or space I save for Bob (nothing this week… sorry, Love!), the super juicy Pelikan review that Azizah posted I saved for Jesi, and “How to Tidy Up that Bind Off” is for all the filks in my Wednesday Night Knitty Committee. For my colleagues at work, I saved the “How to Survive in Corporate Cultural.” I even found a link to the mannequin from the 1930s, Cynthia, who was featured on an episode of 99% Invisible recently. So, hey, Roman Mars, if you’re reading this, the Cynthia link is for you!
Sometimes, I just email or text the links to the people in my lives, but today, I decided to share some of these with you too. Maybe you’ll be interested in them too?
Then there are the links I think lots of people will enjoy like Inked Happiness’s “Worth the Paper…” piece and Gentleman Stationer’s Pen Show Prep and Philly Pen Show recap. For my artist-y friends, the “Pentel Touch & Sign Pen” review and “Sometime a Rollerball Beats a Fountain Pen” both take pen reviewing from a more creative/mixed media perspective. And of course, the “Letter from the Retro51 Team” will affect us all.
Do you forward links to friends and family? Do you think they see them as gifts?
- Review: Pentel Touch & Sign Pen (featuring watersoluble ink) (via Parka Blogs)
- Sometimes A Rollerball Beats A Fountain Pen (via An Inkophile’s Blog)
- Yard-O-Led Astoria Grand (via dapprman)
- Pelikan M1000 O3B Oblique Triple Broad Serious Nibbage with the Gourmet Pens Modification (via Gourmet Pens)
- A Letter from the Retro51 Team (via Retro51 Blog)
- Platinum Kumpoo Ink (via dapprman)
- Ink Storage Tour (via Mountain of Ink)
- Tono & Lims Inks (via Mountain of Ink)
- Rotring 800 Lead Holder Review (via The Pen Addict)
Paper & Notebooks:
- Analogue v Digital. 1 – Calendars (via Nero’s Notes)
- Benefits of using an undated planner (via Quo Vadis Blog)
- Not worth the paper it is written on? (via INKED HAPPINESS)
Art & Creativity:
- Review: Nostalgie sketchbook by Hahnemuhle (Liz Steel)
- Aardman creates a new animated film for Greenpeace to highlight the world’s ocean crisis (via Creative Boom)
- Tips to help you survive the corporate world without losing your creative soul (via Creative Boom)
- Art in a tin (via Flow Magazine Blog)
- Current Palette – Jan 2020 (via Liz Steel)
- Delicate Embroideries Feature Anatomically Accurate Lungs, Brain, and Facial Vessels (via Colossal)
- Triads: Yellow Plays Well With Others (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Review: Renesans Roll Brush & Imitation Squirrel 7401R (via Parka Blogs)
- Giving Epsilon a Shot (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
Other Interesting Things:
- William Hannah A5 Pen Band: A Review (via The Pen Addict)
- Ten stationery products worth revisiting in 2020 (via Inkpothesis)
- 2020 Philadelphia Pen Show Recap (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Pen Show Prep 2020 and My One-Pen Challenge (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Book review: Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey (via Quo Vadis Blog)
- Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide To Life’s Awkward Moments (via Design You Trust)
- Curious Photos Of Cynthia, A Superstar Mannequin In The ‘30s (via Design You Trust)
- Kenobi, a Star Wars Fan Film (via Kottke.org)
- Abstract Photographs of the Colorful Insides of Golf Balls (via Kottke.org)
- This Foldable Wall Desk Is Ideal For Small Spaces (via Design You Trust)
- Ask Patty: How to Tidy Up That Bind-Off (via Mason-Dixon Knitting)