In Memory of Kate Spade

The Well-Appointed Desk is hurtling towards its eighth year of blogging (officially, June 17th is the anniversary) and, in that time, I  have mentioned Kate Spade 45 times. Clearly, she has been an influence on my life and this blog. Whether a product became the focus of a Fashionable Friday, or the backdrop for a…

Thank You!

OMG, Desk readers and pen community! I cannot thank you enough! Thanks to your generous pledges, we raised over $2000 for AIDS Walk KC this year — way beyond my initial goal and all my expectations. You all are amazing and I cannot thank you enough. I walked my little silver rainbow sneakers off and…

A Request for the Community

Pen friends, I hate to ask for a favor and you are under NO(!!!!) obligation whatsoever –I totally understand that everyone has financial commitments and personal causes they support– but I thought I’d throw this out: I’m getting up early and WALKING for 30th Annual AIDS Walk Kansas City 2018 next Saturday. I’ve walked many…

Just days away: Arkansas Pen Show!

Just days away: Arkansas Pen Show!

Just a quick reminder that The Well-Appointed Desk will be at the Arkansas Pen Show this weekend. Just to whet your appetite The Desk will once again have a table with the steadfast and true Skylab Letterpress and will be selling a variety of goods including: Col-o-ring Ink Testing Books Typewriters Letterpress printed paper goods…

LA Pen Show Recap

LA Pen Show Recap

Laura did her LA Pen Show recap earlier this week and provided the perspective of a first-time pen show attendee. Now its my turn to give my recap. As Laura mentioned, we arrived in LA late on Thursday night and after some struggles trying to acquire an Uber, we switched to Lyft and managed to…