Video: A Girl Named Elastika

A GIRL NAMED ELASTIKA from Guillaume Blanchet I Filmmaker on Vimeo. Enjoy your Friday with a 3-minute short film made entirely out of office supplies. Elastika rocks!

Review: Etranger di Costarica Memo Book

Review: Etranger di Costarica Memo Book

Etranger di Costarica Memo Book

The Etranger di Costarica memo bookis a simple, little, pocket-sized notebook. The appealing thing for me was ,of course, the transparent plastic cover in a gorgeous lime green. I was really hoping that the cover would be the right size to fit over a standard Field Notes. Sadly, the Etranger di Costarica memo book is a tiny bit smaller than a Field Notes (or other pocket notebook) measuring at…

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Pen Addict Podcast Episode #100 & Commemorative Tee

Pen Addict Podcast Episode #100 & Commemorative Tee

Pen Addict #100 Tee

Have you purchased your commemorative Pen Addict Podcast Episode #100 t-shirt yet? The Teespring sale only runs through next week so place your order. Tees are Unisex sized, $18 each plus shipping. And, of course, they are orange.

And then,of course, go and enjoy the 100th episode of The Pen Addict Podcast! But guard your wallet!

Thanks guys for making me teary-eyed with featuring The…

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Review: Banditapple Carnet Notebooks

Review: Banditapple Carnet Notebooks

Banditapple Carnet

Banditapple Carnet

I recently got a selection of Banditapple Carnet notebook samples. I wanted to see the whole line so I got all the samples that were available. Two of the book were the “handy notebook” which is 11x21cm, the same size as the large Midori Traveler notebooks. The smaller book, the “peewee”, is the same size as the Midori Traveler Passport refill. The last book is a bit wider than the “handy…

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This Just In: Papermate to Buy Kaweco

Papermate, a division of Sanford and Rubbermaid, has announced that they are planning to purchase the German brand Kaweco…

This Just In: Papermate to Buy Kaweco

Papermate, a division of Sanford and Rubbermaid, has announced that they are planning to purchase the German brand Kaweco…

Brush Pen Comparison

Brush Pens comparison

I’ve had a fascination lately with brush pens. There are so many variables with brush pens; tip size and tip material being the biggest factors.

I’ve collected all the brush pens I currently have for a little show-and-tell. I certainly wouldn’t say one of these is better than another but they are all different and you might enjoy a specific aspect of one or more of these pens.

Some of the pens…

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Ask The Desk: Dilli Flex vs. Noodler’s Creaper

Ask The Desk: Dilli Flex vs. Noodler’s Creaper

Dilli Flex Nib Fountain Pen vs. Noodler's Creaper

M asks:

I’m new to flex pens and am looking to get an inexpensive one. I know this is a common question but was wondering what your thoughts might be on Noodler’s vs FPR? I’m looking to get either the Konrad/Creaper or Dilli/Guru. So far the consensus seems to be that the Noodler’s pens need quite a bit of tweaking and that quality control is variable, while the FPR pens feel cheaper but…

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Review: Moleskine Art Plus Sketch Album

Review: Moleskine Art Plus Sketch Album

Moleskine Art Plus Sketch Album

I spent the better part of the last week trying different tools on the new Moleskine Art Plus Sketch Album(large, 72 pages, $13.95) as well as comparing it to the standard Moleskine paper and the “Sketchbook” paper. The reason I spent so much time with it is that it is the first big push Moleskine has made to tout a “better” paper stock. It is listed as 120gsm/81lb paper. Moleskine has also…

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Ask The Desk: Tea Cup Pen Caddy

Ask The Desk: Tea Cup Pen Caddy

Tea Cup Caddy

Lynda sent an email asking where she might find the Tea Cup Caddy featured on the blog back in January 2012.

I tried to email Lynda back directly but the email address must have been mistyped so I’m posting the reply here.

The tea cup caddy was sold through Black + Blum and is listed in their Design Archive so, as far as I can tell, the item is no longer available. For other interesting pen…

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Ink Review: Noodler’s Bad Green Gator

I was so excited to get a bottle of Noodler’s Bad Green Gater ($12.50 for a 3 oz.

Ink Review: Noodler’s Bad Green Gator

I was so excited to get a bottle of Noodler’s Bad Green Gater ($12.50 for a 3 oz.