The Subtle, Practical Beauty of Kaweco Perkeo All Black Fountain Pen

In the beginning, there was a degree of uncertainty…and a dose of curiosity. A popular saying cautions that curiosity killed the cat. But sometimes, curiosity leads to happy discoveries. Most new fountain pen enthusiasts will be pointed towards the direction of Pilot Metropolitans or Lamy Safaris to begin their foray into the dangerous world of Fountain Pens (and inks). But since the arrival of the revived Kaweco Perkeo (it was originally released as a dip pen in the 1900), I…

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Nomad Sketchbook: An Affordable Luxe, Portable Art Journal

At first glance, the Nomad Sketchbook looks like a Midori Traveler’s Notebook. If you’re a paper hoarder like me, this would look familiar to you. And indeed, the basic function is the same. Like the Midori Traveler’s notebook, the leather cover provides adequate protection for your paper and the rubber bands provide ways to insert multiple paper inserts to suit your journaling/notebook needs (I can probably discuss some ways to maximize the use of your rubber bands to insert the…

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Taking A Dip With Vinta Inks

Like any pen enthusiast, I’m quite excited about the launch of Vinta Inks, as I have been seeing photos of swatches and writing samples of those in my Facebook and Instagram feeds. Aside from being excited to see the 10 promising ink shades released as the first collection of Vinta inks, it’s also the idea of using a Philippine-made quality product that drove me to wait for the restock of these inks (which sold out in a matter of days…

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