In memory: Jim Rouse

In memory: Jim Rouse

When I started collecting fountain pens and attending pen shows, people told me it would be the community that would keep me coming back to the hobby and the events again and again. I’ve met many people online through the hobby that have changed my life in their own way but what has been the…

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…