Once again, I don’t know if the internet is on the same wavelength as I am or if it’s purely coincidence but there are several posts this week that were just what I wanted…
I was just talking about getting a new tattoo and want to have it themed around vintage botanical art and, wouldn’t you know it, there are now 15K free images available for use. Thanks, internet!
I went to a brainstorm session at work yesterday around ideas for Lego and TWO links popped up today about Lego. What are the odds?
I’ve been reading a fiction book about antiquarian booksellers and BOOM! the internet provides a trailer to a new film about … you guessed it, antiquarian booksellers.
I recently received my Vaughan Oliver Archive book and then heard he had passed away. If you too were a fan of 4AD records and the fabulous album covers, this book is a must.
Finally, I have switched my diet over the last few months and am eating what I refer to as an “accidentally vegan” diet. I am one of those people who have been developing an intolerance for dairy over the last couple years to the point where I cannot eat it at all. Then I was hit with the no-meat stick thanks to a film I watched. That said, I’ve tried vegetarianism several times throughout my life but this time, I think it will stick. So, thanks internet for recommending a new vegetarian cookbook.
- Review: Platinum Curidas Retractable Fountain Pen (via The Clicky Post)
- Leonardo MomentoZero Grande Caraibi Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens)
- Platinum Curidas (via East…West…Everywhere)
- Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age Review (or Falling in Love with Fountain Pens Again) (via Writing at Large)
- PenBBS 456 (via Flex & Other Follies)
- Platinum Carbon Black (via Mountain of Ink)
- Robert Oster Australian Opal Grey (via Mountain of Ink)
- Why Everyone Needs at Least One Green Ink (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Pencil Review: Tombow 2558 (HB and B) (via Polar Pencil Pusher)
- New Blackwing Metal Sharpener. (via Pencil Revolution!)
Notebooks & Paper:
- Travel Tips: Packing a Writing Kit for the Road (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- G. Lalo Verge de France Writing Paper Review (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Planner Guide: Planning Tips & Strategies (via JetPens)
- Baron Fig “Work/Play III” Hardcover Notebook (via Tools and Toys)
- LEGO Note Bricks For Your Note-Taking Needs (via Design You Trust)
Art & Creativity:
- Drawing Plants with Accuracy (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Miniature Creatures Made of Felted Wool by Nastasya Shuljak (via Colossal)
- How To Start Sketchbooking Tips from Indian Artists (via Notebook Stories)
- My sketching diet (via Liz Steel)
- Tina’s Top Colored Pencils (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Sakura Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set Review (via The Pen Addict)
- DIY’s with sea shells (via Flow Magazine)
- Calligraphy tips: How to hand letter a love letter (or any special message) (via Think.Make.Share.)
- Boost Your Knitting: Finishing a Toy (via Mason-Dixon Knitting)
Other Interesting Things:
- Book tip: The Mindful Kitchen (via Flow Magazine)
- Rom Com February: You’ve Got Mail and a Bouquet of Pencils (via CW Pencil Enterprise)
- LEGO Releases 864-Piece International Space Station Set That’s Out of This World (via Colossal)
- How to turn your books into time capsules (via Austin Kleon)
- FREE February 2020 Digital Wallpapers: Give your screens some love (via Think.Make.Share.)
- EASTHILL Expandable Stationery Case (via Tools and Toys)
- The infamous Apple typewriter memo is 40 years old … (via The Typewriter Revolution blog)
- Our Digital Vocabulary Will Expand Yet Again With New Emoji Release (via Hyperallergic)
- The Booksellers (via Kottke.org)
- Vaughan Oliver: Archive – a limited reprint by Unit Editions in memory of the legendary designer (via Creative Boom)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 Animal And Botanical Illustrations Available To Download For Free (via Design You Trust)
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I just love the diversity of your posts.
Thanks so much, Mark!
Just curious: what is the name of the book you are reading about antiquarian booksellers? Sounds interesting
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
Thank you, I’ll have to read it. BTW, I always love your Link Love posts.
I checked The Secret of Lost Things out from the library.
I hope you enjoy it!