Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Sakuranezumi

Ink Review: Kyo-no-oto Sakuranezumi

By Jessica Coles Kyo-no-oto is an ink line from the TAG stationery store in Japan with colors designed to represent traditional Japanese dyes. The latest release from Kyo-no-oto is Sakuranezumi or Cherry Blossom Mouse (maybe the cutest name ever). From the box, the color seems to be a dusty pinkish purple that shades well. The…

Notebook and Cover Review & Giveaway: BB7B B5 Binder

Review by Laura Cameron A few months ago, the Desk was contacted by BB7B, a relatively new company whose mission is specializing in premium stationery and accessories. From the company website: The name BB7B is text message shorthand for the traditional Irish language sign-off in a letter to a friend or colleague: Beir Bua agus…

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

Ink Review: Newest Penbbs Inks

  By Jessica Coles Black Friday (and the related Small Business Saturday, In-Between Sales Sunday, Cyber Monday…) has come and gone and packages ordered online last week are now being delivered. During these sale days, I happened to see a few new inks pop up on Vanness Pens – all Penbbs inks. Ok, I admit…

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

Ink Review: Diamine Handel

By Jessica Coles This week I decided to take a break from my normal lines of Sailor Studio and Montblanc inks and instead show an ink that is beautiful, inexpensive, but hard to find. Diamine makes an astoundingly large variety of inks for a wide variety of clients. Some people even joke that Dimaine makes…