2017 Cheers and Tears

In my yearly round-up, I thought I might pick my favorite pens, inks and other stationery items for the year. There are so many amazing things this year, it was really hard to narrow it down. I can’t thank Tina and Laura enough for coming on board and making this blog even better this year!…

Top 5: Pens Under $30

It might seem like a big jump between the $5 and under pens to a pen that costs upwards of $30, but it really opens the options for materials other than plastic and introduces some refill and filling mechanisms that allow for longer-term cost effectiveness. Rollerball: Retro 51 Tornado Classic Lacquers start at $21. There…

Top 5: Pens Under $5

Unlike the lists that Brad at Pen Addict does where pens are sorted into rollerball, fountain, etc., I’m grouping my Top Five lists by price point. Obviously, prices may vary slightly depending on your location but this is based on average US dollar prices. This list is in no particular order, just the five best…

Top 5 Posts of 2014

WordPress kindly sends out a yearly round-up of blog statistics. Since I didn’t move The Well-Appointed Desk to a privately hosted server until autumn, the stats are a little wonky but the most popular posts are pretty accurate. Want to see the list and see if you missed any of them? The Epic Refill Reference…