The Well-Appointed Desk

Jul 23

Review: Zebra Sharbo-X Multi-Pen in Mint

Review: Zebra Sharbo-X Multi-Pen in Mint

Sharbo X minty green I had been hesitant to invest in the Zebra Sharbo-X because its a pricey multi-pen at $49.50 for the body only. But its one of the few brand name multi-pens that has an aluminum body rather than plastic. So, when I saw that quantities of the minty greenmodel were getting limited at Jet Pens, I bit the bullet and bought one. This particular model the F-Line is considered a slim “lady” model.  Its…

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Jul 22

Upcoming: Blackwing Slate Notebook

Upcoming: Blackwing Slate Notebook

Blackwing Slate profile view with elasitc pencil loop

It’s a week chock full of new notebooks. The new Blackwing Slate is an updated version of the Blackwing Luxury notebook. This time the notebook is hardcover but uses the same polymer leather-like material. The branding is center at the bottom of the back cover and not central across the cover.

The size looks like an A5-ish at about 5×8″ and has 160 pages.

The spine is canvas with an elastic loop…

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Link Love: Slow News Week

Link Love: Slow News Week

Link Love Link MascotDid you get a chance to listen to me blather on about indelible pencils last week on the Erasable podcast? If not, I hope you check it out. Let me know what you think.

Pens & Ink:

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Jul 21

Upcoming: Moleskine Voyageur Notebook

Upcoming: Moleskine Voyageur Notebook

Moleskine Voyageur

Moleskine recently announced a new addition to their notebook line, the Moleskine Voyageur. The books start shipping this week so this seemed like a good chance to take a closer look.

The Voyageur notebook does not follow Moelskine’s standard sizing. The Voyageur is 4×7″– a little smaller than the regular A5-sized “medium” and a bit larger than the “pocket”. Its also clothbound instead of…

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Review: Perfetto Pencil

Perfetto Pencil box lid

When I first saw the Perfetto Pencils, I was smitten. The whole project was designed by well-known designer Louise Fili. I’ve been familiar with her design work for years so I would, of course, be interested in any pencil project she might create. The box alone is a work of art. The packaging is beautiful and sturdy and vintage-inspired.

Perfetto Pencil Box

Inside the box is a dozen, beautiful two-colored pencils.…

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Jul 19

Winner: Plumb Goods Giveaway

Winner: Plumb Goods Giveaway

Plumb Notebooks from Knock Knock

Thanks to everyone who entered the Plumb Goods Giveaway. The winner has been selected with the random number generator from the entries.

Plumb Goods Winner

And the winner is…

Winner Plumb Goods

Congrats, MMDM! I will notify the winner by email to arrange delivery of the gift certificate.

Thanks to Knock Knock and Plumb Goods for the sweet deal!

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Jul 18

Review: Pen & Ink Pocket Sketchbook

Review: Pen & Ink Pocket Sketchbook

Pen & Ink Sketchbook cover I picked up the Art Alternatives Pen & Ink Sketch with medium weight paper in the pocket (3.5×5.5″) size. I chose the blank version though it is also available in graph and lined plus a heavyweight paper version. In the images on Jet Pens, the lines on the lined and graph looked much too dark for my liking. I’d rather use a blank book with a guide sheet. It’s described as medium weight (80gsm)…

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Jul 17

The Tinieist Fountain Pen

The Tinieist Fountain Pen

tiny fountain pen necklace

Inside this miniature 1.25″ fountain pen charm is a real working nib. It can be dipped and will write. Comes with a tiny ink bottle charm that can hold ink to ink the pen nib. Pretty charming.

Pen comes on a 18″ silver plated chain.

($34.99 from YougNeek on Etsy, tip o’ the hat to Dan at Karas Kustoms for the link)

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Jul 16

Review: Jinhao X750 “Shimmering Sands” + Goulet Pens Nibs

Review: Jinhao X750 “Shimmering Sands” + Goulet Pens Nibs

Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands

The Jinhao X750 “Shimminering Sands”($9.90) is a sturdy, solid pen. Looking at it, I never would have guessed it’s a budget fountain pen. The celestial sparkles embedded in the black body are truly amazing. I had to take it outside into the sunlight just to watch it catch the light. It reminded me of black nail polish with multicolored sparkles embedded in it. That sounds really girly. How about…

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Nick Cave, Type Monster

Who can make even the daintiest manual typewriter look like a weapon of mass destruction? Nick Cave…

Nick Cave, Type Monster

Who can make even the daintiest manual typewriter look like a weapon of mass destruction? Nick Cave…