Notebook Cover Review: Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter

Back in June when I went to a work convention, I wanted a somewhat slim, not too heavy notebook cover so I could carry a utilitarian notebook to record meetings I had, notes to myself and such. At the time, I had Ana’s Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter in a stack of items to try and review. So…

Pen review: Kakimori Refillable Pens

Pen review: Kakimori Refillable Pens

Pardon any confusion, when looking at the packaging, the brand name looked like “Okakimori” but the brand is actually “Kakimori”. Her at The Desk, we are fairly obsessed with fountain pen ink and the myriad of colors available to us. I have experimented with the Kuretake fill-it-yourself fiber tipped and brush pens. And of course,…

2021 Year in Review

The pen world experienced ups and downs along with the rest of the world in 2021. Some changes were widespread and quite noticeable like fewer pen shows, with fewer vendors and attendees. There were other things that might not have been as obvious. Secondary Income Streams. A growing number of pen bloggers/tubers added Patreon subscription…

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

I’m a big fan of Sailor’s Manyo ink line. The Manyo colors are beautiful, the ink quality is excellent, and the price/volume is well below the current average for Sailor. All Sailor Manyo inks come in 50mL bottles for $24 – a far cry from the $1/mL prices we’ve been seeing recently. A big thank…