Eye Candy: Princeton Architectural Press Little Notes

Eye Candy: Princeton Architectural Press Little Notes

When Princeton Architectural Press sent me their newest Little Notes in African Batik  and Katazome (30 sheets and envelopes $16.95) a couple weeks ago, I thought to myself, “Well, these are cute but will people get much use out of them?” Then, the Covid-19 lockdowns started and I realized that these little notes are more…

Paper Review: Life Airmail

By Jessica Coles Recently I received a gift from a penpal that included a pad of Life Airmail paper ($6.50 for 50 sheets at JetPens) and the corresponding Airmail envelopes ($4.50 for 10 envelopes at Jet Pens).  Immediately I had flashbacks to days in elementary school when I had an international penpal and used airmail paper. I…

Ask The Desk: Teal Pens, Dip Pens and Stationery

Zack asks: I have been looking for a full-sized green/teal body fountain pen for the longest time. I haven’t seen many that are within my budget of <$200 that are to my liking. I was wondering if you have any in mind that could fit my specifications. Nib material is not important, but of course…

New Products: Inkello Letterpress

New Products: Inkello Letterpress

A couple weeks ago I got a chance to purchase a whole bunch of products from Inkello Letterpress in Lawrence, KS. And now I can share my finds with you. Christine M. Schneider is an illustrator and designer running creating beautiful paper goods in her print shop when she’s not illustrating children’s books and art…

Massdrop: Ferme à Paris Planner, Calender & Notecards

Massdrop did a mass drop on me this week with some of the new products they are stocking from Ferme à Papier. They sent me the new Yearless Planner (currently $21.99), the Desk Calendar (currently $24.99) and the boxed Thank You Cards (currently $19.99). The planner is 5″x8″ with a perfect bound spine and decorative…

Ask The Desk: Good (and Pretty) Stationery

Cialina asked (me way back in October): Hello! Holiday season is coming up and I’m looking for fountain pen-friendly stationery to gift to my friends. I’m looking for more than just blank writing tablets like Clairefontaine and more in line with Rifle Paper Co products. Any ideas? Thanks! This is a question that frequently comes…