Notebook Review: Shizen Journal

Notebook Review: Shizen Journal

The Shizen Journal (16.2cm x21.3cm or 6 3/8″ x 8 7/16″ though the actual paper is 6.25″ x 8.25″) is a PU leather hardcover notebook with a magnetic, folding closure and rounded spine. Beneath the protected edge is an elastic pen loop that comfortably holds a medium-sized fountain pen. Inside, the paper included is 80gsm…

Notepad Review: Minerva Switch by Nava Design Studio

Notepad Review: Minerva Switch by Nava Design Studio

Review by Laura Cameron I have had these delightful notebooks in my possession for several weeks now, but have been remiss in reviewing them. If you’re still looking for the perfect stocking stuffer these Minerva notebooks ($3.00) are just the ticket! These mini pocket notebooks from Nava Design Studio in Italy come in 12 bright,…

Notebook Review: Hallmark Traveler’s Notebook & Inserts

Notebook Review: Hallmark Traveler’s Notebook & Inserts

I’ve been meaning to write up this review for ages! Hallmark released a series of notebooks and covers in the spirit of Traveler’s Notebooks and I wanted to try them out and see how they performed. I purchased several different packs of the notebooks because I loved the cover designs and they even had a…

Fountain Pen Review: Birmingham Pen Co. Model-A Liquid Hot Magma

Fountain Pen Review: Birmingham Pen Co. Model-A Liquid Hot Magma

I had been itching to try one of Birmingham Pen Company’s custom fountain pens — their Model-A series designs. They release a small batch of a particular color material every few weeks or months. For some reason, I was taken by the Crystalline Liquid Hot Magma ($119) acrylic color, aptly named after the Austin Powers reference.…