Review and GIVEAWAY: OEDA letterpress Two Color Paper Notebook

One of my favorite things about pen shows is that even if I don’t get to go, Ana always brings home fun stuff to review. This week I’m checking out OEDA Letterpress Two (and 5) Color Paper Notebooks ($15-24.00 via Dromgoole’s) If you love testing fun new paper, wouldn’t you love it if there were…

Notebook Comparison: 120gsm and 180gsm Paper

Notebook Comparison: 120gsm and 180gsm Paper

If you’ve been into stationery for awhile, you start talking about paper in gsm. Most folks learned about gsm from Tomoe River and it’s paper weight is a light, delicate 52gsm and 68gsm respectively. Non-Tomoe River paper weights that are suitable for fountain pens or making art are often 80gsm or 100gsm. I stumbled across…

Writing as Part of Slow Living Movement

Writing as Part of Slow Living Movement

(This post, while started before last week’s AI post, seems like an appropriate follow-up.) As the standstill of the COVID lockdown becomes a distant memory, our society has become more and more hurried again. How many times have you replied to the question, “How are you doing?” with the reply “Busy!” or heard someone else…

Notebook Review: Esterbrook “Write Your Story” Journal

One of the presents that Ana brought me from the San Francisco Pen Show was one of the new Esterbrook “Write Your Story” Journals ($39.99 at Esterbrook). This looks like the perfect journal for me so I’m eager to dig in! The Esterbrook “Write Your Story” journals are a collaboration between Esterbrook and lettering artist…

Notebook Reviews: 3 Disappointments and 1 Surprise

Notebook Reviews: 3 Disappointments and 1 Surprise

This was not the review I thought I’d be writing today. I purchased an array of notebooks over the past few weeks — at the San Francisco Pen Show and via Yoseka Stationery¬† — and I was quite excited about them. All four of the notebooks I purchased (or were given for review) were well-made…