A Review of Two Notebooks from Nero’s Notes

A Review of Two Notebooks from Nero’s Notes

Stuart at Nero’s Notes (through the help of his lovely assistant Clare) sent over two plain notebooks for me to test out. The Fa Vo Plain in Vanilla and the Poach My Lobster Notebook (Lobster). I specifically requested plain notebooks because I like to be unencumbered by lines, grids or dots. Somedays I write, somedays…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Cobalt Blueberry

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbrook Estie Cobalt Blueberry

Review by Laura Cameron Ever since the Esterbook Estie came out, I’ve been wanting to get one. However, the original colors didn’t scream “Buy me!” so I figured I’d wait until I saw one that did. This past summer the Cobalt Blueberry (I’ve also seen it called the Blueberry Ice) screamed loud and clear. And…

Notebook Review – JetPen’s Kanso Sasshi Booklets

Review by Laura Cameron Last time I browsed JetPens.com I was excited to see a new (to me) notebook that I wanted to try. I went ahead and ordered the JetPens exclusive Kanso Sasshi Booklets (pack of 2, $20.50). These notebooks are simple booklets with brown cardstock covers and 96 pages of plain white 52gsm…

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…

Notebook Review: Lett’s Travel Journal

Notebook Review: Lett’s Travel Journal

The Lett’s Travel Journal (£20, soon to be released in US) is a petite, pocketable notebook that feels both elegant and personal. The paper is just 147x69mm (approx. 5.78″x2.7″). The whole book is closer to 3.5″ across, when measured from the spine. The cover is a textured leather with embossed logo, centered on the cover.…