Field Notes Colors Edition “Arts & Sciences”

Field Notes Colors Edition “Arts & Sciences”

Field Notes Arts & Sciences Edition

I finally got around to opening my Field Notes Color Edition “Arts & Sciences” notebooks.

Field Notes Arts & Sciences Edition size comparison

The Arts & Sciences edition really do feel like a Hagrid-sized version of the classic Field Notes. At 4.75″x7.5″ they are substantially bigger than the standard Field Notes’ 3.5″x5.5″ size but not as large as a standard A5 (6×8.25″) notebook. They live in a happy, in-between place.

Field Notes Arts & Sciences Edition

This Colors Edition,…

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Review: Caran D’ache Chromatics INKredible Colors Delicate Green

Review: Caran D’ache Chromatics INKredible Colors Delicate Green

Caran D'ache Chromatics Delicate Green Ink

Someone recently asked me if I had a recommendation for a really good green ink. That’s such a loaded question for me. Are you in search of a jewel-toned kelly green? A green-black? A green ever-so-slightly hinted with blue? Maybe something woodsy? There are just too many variations when it comes to green to pick just one and say “THIS is THE green”. Until now.

Caran D'ache Chromatics Delicate Green Ink writing sample

Caran D’ache Chromatics…

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Review: Plumb Goods Notebooks (& Giveaway)

Review: Plumb Goods Notebooks (& Giveaway)

Plumb Notebooks from Knock Knock

The folks at KnockKnock recently launched a new line of paper products called Plumb Goods. These are a collection of notebooks designed by artists to help inspire creativity. Every book in the collection includes a full-color card with information on the artist.

The products were each so different that this is a super image-heavy post. Every book deserved a full view so this is really a review…

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Italian Stapler Whales (made you look!)

Italian Stapler Whales (made you look!)

Italian hand staplers

I cannot resist the appeal of these classic Italian hand staplers. Reminds me of my own Arrow hand stapler but with zesty, fun colors. Each stapler comes with a box of 1000 staples in their own retro-cool box.

Vintage stapler packaging

($32 each via Spartan Shop)

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Link Love: Deep in the Archives

Link Love: Deep in the Archives

Link Love Link MascotI was cleaning up bookmarks, read-it-laters and other bits of digital detritus today and found some great links I’m not sure I’ve ever shared before.

Sites:

The following are sites, shops or whole piles of curiosity I may or may not have mentioned in the past.

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Please stay on the line…

Please stay on the line…

Vintage telephone operator

… I am in the process of moving The Well-Appointed Desk to its own servers. It will probably be a little quiet around here through the weekend but hopefully by Monday everything will be back to normal. Make sure you update your bookmarks to http://www.wellappointeddesk.com. If you read the site via Tumblr, RSS or other service, please come back to the blog and make sure the links are properly…

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His (or Her) Majesty’s Stationery Office

This is a fascinating collection of vintage office supplies from the official Stationery Office of the King or Queen of England.

His (or Her) Majesty’s Stationery Office

This is a fascinating collection of vintage office supplies from the official Stationery Office of the King or Queen of England.

Review: Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm Stub Fountain Pen

Review: Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm Stub Fountain Pen

Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm stub italic

You may be asking yourself “Why didn’t she own this pen already?” Trust me, I’ve been asking myself the same question since it arrived. The Monteverde Intima ($52) is a stunningly swirly mix of lime and kelly green colors with a white opalescent sheen embedded in the resin. All the hardware is black including the nib. I just hold it in my hand and admire the swirls.

Monteverde Intima Neon Green 1.1mm stub italic

The pen arrived in a…

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MosseryCo Paper Goods

MosseryCo Pocket Notebook

Whimsical illustrations on the covers of the MosseryCo pocket notebooks are what caught my eye when I wandered into their Etsy shop. These 3.5×5.5″ rounded corners pocket notebooks feature 52 pages of acid-free 120 gsm paper. A set of 9 different, illustrated pocket notebookscan be purchased for $36 or individual notebooks can be bought for $6 each. Plain paper covers are also available,…

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Kesito Desktop Organizer

Three modular wooden pieces form the Kesito Desktop Organizer. Arrange the pieces as shown or line them up to create a parallelogram.

Kesito Desktop Organizer

Three modular wooden pieces form the Kesito Desktop Organizer. Arrange the pieces as shown or line them up to create a parallelogram.