Giveaway: Baron Fig Work/Play III

In the past, Ana has reviewed the Baron Fig Work/Play limited edition. Well today we’ve got a Work/Play III ($20), generously sent to us by Baron Fig, for giveaway!

The Work/Play editions are designed to balance work and play. On the left side of every page is dot grid, and on the right side is blank paper, allowing for both structured and unstructured use. This hard-bound notebook has an embossed cover, matching front/end pages and 192 pages of 90gsm white paper. Finally there’s a ribbon bookmark to be sure you can keep your place!

Let’s get to the giveaway part!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell me what stationery item you’re using most right now. Play along and type in something. It makes reading through entries more interesting for me, okay? One entry per person.

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FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Friday April 10, 2020. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday, April 13. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your actual email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 7 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US and APO/AFO only, sorry.

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  1. I’m using a Musubi TR refill in a Franklin Christoph leather cover for recreation, and a Midori Travellers in a custom leather cover for work. It’s my first time using Midori paper… very dangerous

  2. My most oft-used stationery at this moment are a Hobonichi Cousin and an Ivory and Black Parker Duofold International with needlepoint nib inked with Montblanc Swan Illusion Black. Would love to try it out on the new WorkPlay!

  3. Funnily enough, the item I’m using most is the last 1/4 of a 2018 Jibun Techo. I’m using it for work notes since I didn’t use it as a planner at the end of 2018 and I’m my good paper for other things.

  4. Thanks for doing the giveaway. Can always use another notebook. Right now the notebook I’m using daily is an Endless Recorder notebook, dot grid (Pen Chalet edition).

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. I have using notecards – figure this is a great time to actually take the time to write personal notes to people instead of emails.

  6. Right now I’ve falling into kind of a rut – using my Leuchtturm 1917 with my Lamy Safari. But I’m taking advantage of the fact that I’m at home and no one else needs to see the things I write, I pulled out some Lamy cartridges I’ve had in my desk for a while and trying some different colors. Right now I’m using a bright blue, almost a robin’s egg blue.

  7. My daily go-tos are my Energel pens. They come in so many colors, and the grip is perfect for me!

  8. I am using my copper Tactile Turn pen all the time to make lists of the endless things unavailable at the store, meal plans for my family cobbled together from sparse pantry items, and letters to far away loved ones. The Virus doesn’t live as long on copper, apparently. I’d love this Work/Play edition to help me stay balanced. We can all use a little balancing now!! Thank you!!

  9. I’m using a Traveler’s Notebook almost exclusively – the standard size at home or when I’m on the road (make that when I WAS on the road, since I’m not currently budging…) and the passport size in my purse for quick sketches and lists. The leather covers make me feel like I’ve got something very special in my hands.

  10. I prefer an A5 size notebook with a leather cover. I’m almost done with one now. I’ve tried rough “craft” paper notebooks but I write with a fountain pen, so no joy.

  11. I’m using a Travelers Notebook with a Weekly and Memo insert. Recently I got a Mindori Pouch Diary because it was half off. It is another calendar system, but starts the previous October. I’m making an effort to put different information in it.

    I also have a Midori 5-Year Diary that I’ve been neglecting, but want to fill in using the TN.

  12. I am using A5 sized dot grid Fabriano notebooks one for everyday musing and one for designs
    and I have a Muji calendar notebook for keeping track of everyday life ( which is now empty with nothing happening while we shelter in place)
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  13. I use Staedtler calligraphy pens most of all because the nibs are so smooth. And the pens all have marbled patterns.

  14. Thanks for all the great work you do on your blog! Its one of my favorite reads.

    I’m riding out quarantine with a Midori MD notebook and a Leonardo Momento Zero inked with Sailor Rikyu Cha. Never tried a Baron Fig before and curious to see what the paper is like. Thanks again

  15. I’m using a Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, black – a lot more than I expected I would use it (its my home scratchpad) a month ago!

  16. Midori MD notebook. I tragically lost my Rhodia I was using as my go-everywhere bujo. The Midori is an outstanding replacement!

  17. Right now I’m using a Rhodia Webnotebook (as a journal) or a Rhodia notepad (work notes). Soon I’ll be starting a new journal with a SEQES Notebook. Only 5 pages left in the current journal! So close that I’m tempted to just fill it with bad sketches to get it over with.

  18. Right now I’m using an older Montblanc 149 with a 14K nib and a split ebonite feed. The nib has an architect grind. I have it filled with Montblanc Ultramarine.

  19. I kinda hate to admit it, but I have been mostly using a ballpoint pen (granted a nice one) on one of those small, crappy notepads from the CostCo next to my computer to jot quick notes since almost everything I am doing right now is online.

  20. My most used stationery item right now is my very new Rotring 600 0.7 mm in green. In a dark room it could be mistaken for one of it’s black siblings, but when you look closely it’s gorgeous.

  21. I’m using a pink extra fine nib Lamy Safari and a Lenome notebook that I discovered on a whim. It has awesome thick paper and lay flat binding.

  22. I am currently journaling in a Rhodiarama soft cover notebook with my favorite Papermate Inkjoy gel pens. Smoooth paper and smooooth pens!

  23. Right now I am using an off-brand A5 dot-grid journal for my agenda . . . it was a gift so I am using it up, but it’s not great, so I couldn’t even tell you the name of it. Apart from that, my Fields Notes are always handy to make quick notes or jot down ideas.

  24. Currently I have an “Exceed” notebook that I can’t seem to get through. It’s a great notebook but it doesn’t inspire me. Aside from that I have 3 fountain pens I’m adoring: a solid bronze Kasama in broad, a Franklin-Christoph 02 with a fine cursive oblique, and a Lamy 2000 with a Predator Extreme Grind from Mark Bacas! Just can’t get enough

  25. I have to cite my journal – currently a Midori A5 – as my most used item. Everyday, and sometimes twice in a day.

  26. I’m using my Nanami’s Café Note set up as a kinda bujo. What with the world & all, I’m journaling a lot these days.Since I’m home, I get to switch out my fountain pens & inks, & use my more colorful markers, pencils, et al.

  27. I am using a Narwhal pen that might or might not have been purchased after reading a past Link Love and Robert Oster Hippo Purple ink that might or might not have been purchased after reading about a Kickstarter project on this site.

  28. I use my fountain pens and my soumkine free universal notebook daily. I also use a rhodia notepad often as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Sadly, I am mostly using a cheap page a day calendar for to do’s and work notes, but I am using some awesome but super cheap fountain pens I got off amazon

  30. I’m using a blank sketchbook that has been sitting on a shelf for years and my new fountain pens and I’m finally drawing all the things I’ve been wanting to (and too afraid to) draw for way too long.

  31. I’m having a pencil festival of various Blackwing Volumes in a composition notebook by Norcom. The old ones made in Brazil had great paper.

  32. I’m using a combination of Field Notes Endpapers and a Baron Fig Confidant. I love the Endpapers edition and wish I had bought more when they came out.

  33. I just got a new Endless Recorder notebook and have been loving it!! Using it for #30inks30days currently and the Tomoe River paper is holding up great 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway! Have a lovely day!

  34. I have been using my Karas Pens (bolt and a brass render K) with Energel refills daily. On the paper front, anything and everything I can get my hands on.

  35. A Rhodia goalbook (orange, of course) for my work to-dos and bullet-ish journal, and a Nanami Crossfield for long-form journaling.

  36. I am using water-soluble pencils to draw a little bit every day between work from home tasks. Great fun!

  37. Currently using up a Staedtler Mars Lumograph HB in a cheap Norcom spiral notebook to do work at home!

  38. I am using my C R Gibson journal. The paper is heavy and takes to my pens beautifully. I use the paper to write letters for snail mail too. Great giveaway, thanks !

  39. I’m still using my A5 DIY ring planner printed on HP 32 lb paper with Frixion pens. Journaling is in a Kokuyo Idea notebook with one of ten fountain pens. I’m mostly loving the Lamy AL-Star and Safari because I am re-learning how to write with a proper hold and their angled grips help greatly.

  40. I am using a Leuchtturm to keep track of books read, pens inked, ink catalog, and pens purchased. Thank you for this giveaway!

  41. I’m using a small pile of thin, 52 gsm A5-sized Tomoe River notebooks. One I use every time I fill a pen with a new ink I’ve never used. I write a small paragraph with that ink, first mentioning in all caps what the ink is, of course. As much as I like swabs, they don’t tell me what an ink is going to look like when I’m writing with it. I rely on this writing sample book for that. Another little notebook has notations for what kind of work or tweaking various pens/nibs might need next time they’re empty and are being cleaned, either by myself, or if beyond what I can do, to be sent out. I have one little notebook I use for playing with ink – like comparing similar colors all on one page, or complementary colors, or whatever I want that doesn’t necessarily belong in my journal. One is a running list of all the inks I own bottles of, by manufacturer, with a separate list of all the samples I have on hand, also by manufacturer. The samples get check marks by them as they’re used. The last is one I use as I read and write letters, helping me keep up with what I want to remember to include in the letters I’m writing. I tend to write…um…well, I don’t know when to stop writing, much like this comment, except my letters can be many, many pages long. Sometimes my bravest and most determined pen pals will try to send tome-like letters in return. Notes on how I want to respond are helpful. These are the ones I keep around the most.

  42. Turns out quarantine and overthinking hobbies is a bad mix; I’ve taken a step back from fountain pens for a spell and have been using a Tactile Turn bolt action pen with Schimdt refill to take work notes on a generic legal pad.

  43. My daily paper for April is a Field Notes Vignette with a picture of my dog, Bowser, inserted. The last 2 days I was using a Pilot VP Piano Black with Pilot blue ink. Today I switch to a Franklin-Christoph Mike Matteson edition (model 46) with a SIG F nib that Audrey tuned up for me at the #BWIPS2020. It’s loaded with F-C Tenebris Purpuratum (sp?). Anyway, it’s a dark purple.

  44. Using my HOBONICHI Weeks and fountain pens. Various notebooks to keep track of teaching at home and all the different lessons I’m creating for individual students.

  45. I got a Jibun Techo, and quickly decided it wasn’t for me. Now that all my days are blurring together, I find it really useful to have it open and schedule things like “read,” “grade,” etc, so that I am structuring my days a little more.

  46. Blue Kaweco Ice Sport M eyedroppered with Noodlers Polar Green. I’m signing all those receipts with it. and the Polar green dries well even on crappy thermal paper.

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