The Well-Appointed Desk

Aug 21

Review: Lamy Accent Fountain Pen

Review: Lamy Accent Fountain Pen

Lamy Accent Fountain Pen & Packaging

Thanks to Fontoplumo for  sending me the Lamy Accent for review recently. I had not seen this Lamy before so it was a treat to get a “first peek” at it. Its an aluminum body with a soft sheen finish and the center grip section in a dark grey stained wood. The pen is so light in the hand that I would assume the wood is bamboo.

Lamy Accent Fountain Pen box packaging

I’m not always inclined to talk about the packaging on a pen. There’s…

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Link Love: Inkapalooza & DC Pen Show

Link Love: Inkapalooza & DC Pen Show

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There are a couple great posts this week about experiences at the DC Pen Show. They are informative if you are curious about attending a pen show in the future but also include references to new products or brands you may not have seen before. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Aug 19

Winner: Jet Pens Too Cool For School Giveaway

Winner: Jet Pens Too Cool For School Giveaway

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Thanks to everyone who entered the Jet Pens’ Too Cool For School $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway.

Now the moment everyone has been waiting for…. The winner is:

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Congrats, Zoey and thanks to everyone who entered!

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Aug 18

OHEMV Background of the Month Club: August 2014

My darling bestie, Rebecca of The Plaid Thermos, has just posted fabulous vintage-inspired back-to-school desktop patterns for all your devices over on…

OHEMV Background of the Month Club: August 2014

My darling bestie, Rebecca of The Plaid Thermos, has just posted fabulous vintage-inspired back-to-school desktop patterns for all your devices over on…

Washi Tape Frames

If you have a drawer full of washi tape like I do, you might want to use some of your favorites to create some easy picture frames for your favorite postcards, photos, or prints. (via Design Sponge)

Washi Tape Frames

If you have a drawer full of washi tape like I do, you might want to use some of your favorites to create some easy picture frames for your favorite postcards, photos, or prints. (via Design Sponge)

Eraser Gift Packaging

Eraser package

Using wrapping paper and a couple card stock wedges to create the beveled edge, Oh Happy Day created a back-to-school package in the classic shape of a Pink Pearl eraser to fill with goodies. I think this is the perfect gift packaging for any gift for your favorite pen-and-paper geek.

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Aug 17

Frankie Magazine Daily Journal 2015

Frankie Magazine Daily Journal 2015

Frankie Diary 2015 cover

The Frankie Magazine Diary pre-order announcement is one of those tell-tale signs that the year is wrapping up and its time to start thinking about next year.

Frankie Diary 2015

This year the book has a light blue linen cover but the inside is filled with another year of lovely pages and inspiring patterns and design elements. The designs were created by illustrator Sara Hingle.

Frankie Diary 2015 inside spread

Inside are 164 pages that include…

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Aug 16

Kickstarter: Word. Notebook’s Writer’s Block

Kickstarter: Word. Notebook’s Writer’s Block

The folks over at Word. Notebooks have launched a Kickstarter project for a metal desktop pen/notebook base called The Writer’s Block. It is a machined piece to hold your favorite pen or pencil and either two Word. notebooks (or your notebook brand of choice) or your smartphone. The bases are available in brass, black steel or stainless steel.

Word Notebooks Writer's Block

The overall footprint of the Writer’s Block is…

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Aug 15

Fashionable Friday: Black & Gold

Fashionable Friday: Black & Gold

Fashionable Desk black & gold

Trends affect the stationery and pen world just as much as the fashion and home decor world. I’ve been seeing a lot of black and metallic gold so I thought I’d create a styleboard that features this stunning combination.

Shown above:

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Aug 14

Jet Pens Too Cool For School Giveaway

Jet Pens Too Cool For School Giveaway

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Back -to-School time is my favorite holiday (big surprise). I love fall weather, sweaters and wool skirts and I especially love shopping for new notebooks, pens and fresh pencils. Though not all of us are headed back-to-school this month, that doesn’t mean we don’t need to celebrate this season of fresh starts and new ideas. I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate for Jet Pensto use for your…

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