Ink Review: MontBlanc Meisterstück 90 Years Permanent Grey

Ink Review: MontBlanc Meisterstück 90 Years Permanent Grey

Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 90 Years Permanent Grey

I was having one of those weeks at work where all I really wanted was a pick-me-up. So, at lunch one day, I ventured across the street to the Pen Place and bought a bottle of the MontBlanc Meisterstück 90 years Permanent Grey ($22 for a 60ml glass bottle). I bought it sight unseen (no test swab or anything), spurred entirely by how much I like the Daniel DeFoe inkand I wanted something new,…

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Winner: Knock Knock “Dress Your Desk” Giveaway

Winner: Knock Knock “Dress Your Desk” Giveaway

Knock Knock Notecards

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Knock Knock “Dress Your Desk” Essentials.

Congrats to our winner, Kristy!

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For everyone else, remember that Knock Knock has two special offers available:

  1. Sign up for the Knock Knock newsletter and get 20% off a future order over $50.
  2. Get 20% off any order with…

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Pen Cleaning

Pen cleaning

Every once in awhile I realize that I have every fountain pen in the house inked up and haven’t used most of them in months. This inevitably leads to maniacally cleaning every pen. All the cartridges come out and every pen is disassembled to its smallest possible pieces and dropped into water. I even syringe out a lot of the cartridges so that I can reuse them.

This photo is only part of the…

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Art of the Day: Paper-Mate poster from 1956

Original Vintage Posters keeps a fabulous assortment of vintage posters including vintage typewriter images and other vintage pens.

Art of the Day: Paper-Mate poster from 1956

Original Vintage Posters keeps a fabulous assortment of vintage posters including vintage typewriter images and other vintage pens.

Ladies, A New Use for Office Supplies

Ladies, A New Use for Office Supplies

French Maniucre with reinforcement dots

Oh yes, you can do a perfect french manicure using reinforcement dots. Need I say more?

hole reinforcing rings manicure

(via Popcosmo and Bellashoot)

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Review: Knock Knock “Dress Your Desk” Accessories (& Giveaway)

Review: Knock Knock “Dress Your Desk” Accessories (& Giveaway)

The fine folks over at Knock Knock sent me a few of their Dress Your Desk office essentials. I received two sets of Not-Your Average Index Cards, a Random Notes notepad,  a Whatever Lined Pad and a set of Honest Acronym File Folders.


I cannot tell you how much the Honest Acronym File Foldersmake me smile. The set comes with six different files folder ($9) with bold acronyms on the front in an…

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Commonplace Book Ideas

Throughout my life, I’ve made various efforts to keep a journal or diary of some sort. Sometimes, I was at a crossroads and needed a place to think through my plans, goals, needs and wants. Sometimes, I just wanted to be able to remember who I met and where I went. Today, so much of our lives is documented in someway digitally– Facebook, Instagram and Twitter catch bits of our thoughts, photos…

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Fashionable Friday: Go Royals!

Fashionable Friday: Go Royals!

Fashionable Friday: Go Royals

Kansas City is absolutely awash in all things Royals and blue the last few weeks on this epic run-up to the first World Series appearance in 29 years* so it seemed appropriate to wrap today’s Fashionable Friday is in a royal blue hue.

  • Kansas City Royals Light Blue 12” x 30” Premium Felt Pennant $9.95 (via Fan’s Edge)
  • Lamy Safari Fountain Pen in Blue, Medium Nib $29.60 (via Goulet Pens)
  • Nomadic…

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Winners: Monologue Notebooks

Monologue journals

There was a remarkably even distribution of entries in the Monologue Notebooks giveaway. About one-third of entries went to each giveaway collection though there were a couple people who didn’t specify a prize.

all the entry slips

I printed and cut out every entry and then tossed them into a bowl to do an good old fashioned drawing. So, without further ado…

prize 1

Winner Number 1 is Kristopher K.

prize 2

Winner Number 2 is…

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