GIVEAWAY: Lamy AL-Star Vibrant Pink

Valentine’s Day approaches and if you’re Team AL-Star all the way, then we’ve got a giveaway for you. Spoil yourself (or someone you love) with a Vibrant Pink Lamy AL-Star with a medium nib (Ana’s review here), generously sent to us by Appelboom for this giveaway. Just in time for the pinkest of holidays! Cartridges…

Fountain Pen Review: Tibaldi Bononia Martini Olive (M Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Tibaldi Bononia Martini Olive (M Nib)

Tibaldi is a name spoken in reverence among the fountain pen community. The original Tibaldi brand existed from 1916 to 1965 and were known for beautiful resin material that glowed with its depth of color. Now, having relocated to Bassano del Grappa and come under the direction of the Aquina Family that also owns the…

Ball Point Pen Review: Caran d’Ache Nespresso 3rd Limited Edition

Ever since I discovered fountain pens, my use of ballpoint pens has been minimal. I love my Retro 51’s, and an impressive collection of gel pens and fine liners, but I’m mostly done with ballpoints. When I saw the Caran d’Ache Nespresso (3rd edition, $45.00), I felt a pang of longing though. For starters, it’s…

Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Classic M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set

Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Classic M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set

While the Pelikan M205 Moonstone Fountain Pen Set (€123.14) was supposed to be the “Ink of the Year” for 2020, due to the pandemic, the pen and ink shipped late in the calendar year. This is not such a bad thing as Pantone chose grey was one of the two colors chosen as “Color of…

Fountain Pen Review: Pineider La Grande Bellezza Tiger Eye

Fountain Pen Review: Pineider La Grande Bellezza Tiger Eye

Pineider is one pen company I have wanted to investigate for a while but the opportunity never presented itself. The pens are beautiful, the packaging is thoughtful, and the quill nibs look amazing. Appelboom recently sent several items for the Well-Appointed Desk team to review and among this batch was a Pineider LaGrande Bellezza fountain…

Fountain Pen Review: Platinum Procyon (Citron Yellow, M Nib)

I’m going to cut to the chase and give my opinion before I even start on this review of the Platinum Procyon ($52.80): I don’t like it. After reading Jaclyn’s review, I thought for sure I would enjoy the pen but at every turn, I was annoyed. Let’s start with the price point compared to…