Veco Block Pads: Affordable Fountain Pen-friendly Paper

Recently, people from my Fountain Pen Facebook group have gone gaga over Veco Block pads, which are available from National Bookstore branches and Lazada. If you’re familiar with the Veco white and pastel-covered notebooks (which are available in lined, grid, sketch, and dotted variants), you’d understand why folks are excited about having another kind of paper to hoard. The available size for now is A5 (148 mm x 210 mm) with 80 gsm paper and come in various colors: yellow,…

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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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