Yesterday, it was 60ºF and tonight its threatening to snow anywhere from 4-15″ (depending on which weather report you trust). It reminded of all the mornings we had to shovel our cars out of the snow in Chicago and the tradition to mark the spot you worked so hard to clear. Thankfully, the Tribune collected some of the best. The image above looks like it could easily have been taken in front of our apartment. While I no longer have to dig out my parking space, I do have to shovel out my driveway. Maybe, in honor of my Chicago brethren, I’ll leave a couple milk crates and a broom to save my spot in the driveway.
Hope winter is treating you okay.
Oh, and the Pen Addict podcast hit a milestone 500 episodes this week. Who knew two guys could talk about Sailor pens and Retro 51 for 474 episodes (guess why I chose that number?)! Be sure to use the Pen Addict Bingo cards while listening to this episode.
And happy (belated) Valentine’s Day!
- Shifting towards pens and inks that get me excited (via mnmlscholar)
- Review: Izumi Pens Cat Pen Rest (via KraftyCats)
- Pen Review: Platinum Curidas (via Macchiato Man)
- Pen and Ink Pairings: A Few of the Pen Addict’s Favorite Things (via Pen Chalet Blog)
- My Experience with the Drillog Metal Dip Pen: Hype vs. Reality (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Colorverse Able & Miss Baker (via Mountain of Ink)
- Kobe Wind Blue (via Mountain of Ink)
- Cult Pens VINTA Inks LOVE POTIONS (via FOUNTAIN PEN INK ART)
- Wearingeul Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde (via Rants of The Archer)
- Blackstone Black Stump (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- Ferris Wheel Press Pink Eraser (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- Kobe Fountain Pen Inks 19-27 swatch tests (via FOUNTAIN PEN INK ART)
- 20 Refills Without Cleaning My Pen! (via An Inkophile’s Blog)
- Cumberland Pencil Co. Limited Catalogue (via Pencil Fodder)
- The Best Mechanical Pencil Leads (via JetPens Blog)
Notebooks & Paper:
- Pebble perfection (via Nero’s Notes)
- A 320-Page Book Explores the Immense Potential of a Single Sheet of Paper (via Colossal)
- How many organisers? (via Philofaxy)
- Bullet Journaling (via Stationery 🍕)
- Using Mail Art to Mellow Out (via The Postman’s Knock)
Art & Creativity:
- Messing Around with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Magnolias and scheduling. (via Apple-Pine)
- State of the Art: Material Snobbery (via Comfortable Shoes Studio)
Other Interesting Things:
- The History and Legacy of Barbie, the World’s Most Famous Doll (via My Modern Met)
- LEGO Letterpress: Bird Species from The Netherlands Are Printed with Everyone’s Favorite Toy Bricks (via Colossal)
- Work Form Home in Style With This Prefab Office Pod (via My Modern Met)
- Tiny Pet Confessions by Christopher Rozzi (via Design You Trust)
- Hold That Parking Spot! (via Kottke.org)
- Is Writing by Hand Better For You? (via JetPens Blog)
- The Pen Addict Podcast: Episode 500 – Pens! (via The Pen Addict)
- Analog Office – Office Toy: the Date Stamp (via The Cramped)
- Love your desk. (via Present&Correct)
- Find your birthday colour. (via Present&Correct)
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