Lamy Aion in Black or Olivesilver

My apologies for such a long gap between entries. No excuses are offered, suffice to say that over all that time, there has been a huge amount of work, the loss of more than one dear friend, and not a little international travel; and it's the latter which leads me to my latest post. On … Continue reading Lamy Aion in Black or Olivesilver

Leuchtturm1917 New Layout 2018 Daily Planner

Another few weeks of PhD dissertation mania has meant that I'm late again with this next post. There simply hasn't been time to even answer my e-mail properly in the last month, and I'm left wondering—where has this year gone? It's almost the end of September and earlier this week, somewhat incredulously, I found myself … Continue reading Leuchtturm1917 New Layout 2018 Daily Planner

Good News, Bad News: Sailor Irori and J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Rouge Hematite Red Inks

I don't really do ink reviews, I'm not equipped to do a particularly good job—my scanner, and camera lighting, don't reflect what is actually seen on the page as accurately as I would like. And I don't have a very extensive ink collection to review (but I'm getting there). What inks I have, I rely on … Continue reading Good News, Bad News: Sailor Irori and J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Rouge Hematite Red Inks

Rhodia Heritage Notebook in Black Escher

The Rhodia Heritage Sewn Spine notebook in what they call black escher was one of the highlights of my week. It arrived promptly after placing an order with Wonder Pens in Toronto; and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Liz recently wrote about the new lines of Clairefontaine and Rhodia notebooks they … Continue reading Rhodia Heritage Notebook in Black Escher

Clairefontaine Age-Bag Tan Journal

The Clairefontaine Age-Bag Tan journal... has about the worst name for a notebook/journal I've come across to date. I'm sure their marketing department has a great reason, something to do with retro aesthetics and so on... blah, blah, blah. What would have been wrong with calling it a tan notebook? This is obviously why I … Continue reading Clairefontaine Age-Bag Tan Journal

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

Life Noble Note A5

The Life Japanese Stationery brand of handmade notebooks, writing paper, and other products have become a firm favorite of mine over the last couple of years. I regularly pick up products from my two favorite Toronto stationers, the terrific Take Note (though not so much for buying online), and the all-round amazing Wonder Pens. Both stock the … Continue reading Life Noble Note A5

Amarcord Venetian Leather Journal from Indigo

Some years ago, my wife and I were investigating the shelves of our local Chapter's book store. We had a few paperbacks for ourselves and the kids, when I started looking through the paper and notebooks. Now, I have to admit up front that I am a sucker for classic, leather-bound journals and notebooks, but … Continue reading Amarcord Venetian Leather Journal from Indigo