The Test of Little Use and a Little Abuse

It's been a strange week here. Firstly, my wife had an accident at a conference in Ottawa (ice-rain + sidewalks = experience to be avoided), which aggravated an existing back problem and meant she wound up in bed for more than a week (a nightmare for Mrs. I Will Do Everything With No Help From Anyone). … Continue reading The Test of Little Use and a Little Abuse

The Traveler’s Notebook—With A Leather Thong

If you're one of those people that looks for stationery or nice pens on the interwebs, then you have probably found it difficult to avoid reading about the Traveler's Notebook (from The Traveler's Notebook Company in Japan, formerly Midori). They're written about on almost every pen and stationery site you may stumble across, and—I should … Continue reading The Traveler’s Notebook—With A Leather Thong

Minimalist Leather Journal Cover

This was an eBay purchase from a seller in China. After looking for nice leather covers for A5 journals in Canada, I was a bit disillusioned with what was available for my budget; basically, not a lot. So I took to eBay, and found this... Minimalist Leather journal cover for Leuchtturm 1917 Medium A5 Notebook Jootbook Firstly, … Continue reading Minimalist Leather Journal Cover

Franklin Christoph, Leather 2-Pen Case

If you buy a nice pen, it rarely just stays on your desk, and even then, if your desk is anything like mine—with cats and children that visit—you might want to think about protecting those shiny, polished objects of desire. In April this year, my wife Lorraine, two daughters and myself, found ourselves staying in … Continue reading Franklin Christoph, Leather 2-Pen Case