Pen Review: Faber-Castell Ambition Pearwood

Pen Review: Faber-Castell Ambition Pearwood

By Jessica Coles Recently I was pushed outside of my comfort zone with pen reviews – you know, the comfort zone of the same three or four pen manufacturers that make a style and size of pen that fits, that works, that feels good. Comfortable. This time, I had the chance to review a Faber Castell pen.…

Fountain Pen Review: Monteverde Rodeo Drive Iridescent (Medium Nib)

Fountain Pen Review: Monteverde Rodeo Drive Iridescent (Medium Nib)

The Monteverde Rodeo Drive Iridescent Fountain Pen ($85) is a pretty, opalescent white with silver tone hardware. Like all Monteverde pens, it ships in the evergreen box with padded, ivory vinyl interior. The packaging is functional. I wish it was more recyclable or reusable but it protects the pen so it accomplishes its task. The…

Fountain Pen Review: Hippo Noto x Herbert Pen Co Pygmy Invasion Pen

Fountain Pen Review: Hippo Noto x Herbert Pen Co Pygmy Invasion Pen

Hippo Noto created some special add-ons and collaborations for the pre-order period for the latest phase of their Hippo Noto notebooks.  Along with new notebooks in A5 an B6 size and a new Robert Oster ink color, there is also a limited edition fountain pen collaboration with the Herbert Pen Company: the Hippo Noto x…

Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Violet & White

Fountain Pen Review: Pelikan Violet & White

By Jessica Coles Earlier this year, Pelikan announced the newest special edition: the Pelikan Violet & White M600 ($440-$535). As soon as I saw the photos of this pen, I fell in love with it and I wasn’t alone. Purple seems to be an especially rare color in the pen world. So far, I have…

Kickstarter: Ensso ITALIA Fountain Pen (Sponsored)

Kickstarter: Ensso ITALIA Fountain Pen (Sponsored)

ITALIA is the latest Kickstarter fountain pen project launched by LA-based ēnsso, who has previously created several successful projects like the UNO Minimal pen, the XS Pocket Fountain Pen and the PIUMA Minimal Fountain Pen. The ITALIA Fountain Pen is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, with Early Bird backer prices starting at $55 (for…