Happy Easter, everybody! Here are this week's links. Some interesting reading, plus some "Market Watch" updates.
- Hobonichi Techo Update. Mary at From The Pen Cup gives us an update on how she is using her Hobonichi. I'm using mine in way very similar to Mary, and also have had some luck in keeping up with my "journaling" (or whatever you want to call it) in this style. I'm still collecting my own thoughts on the Hobonichi as a whole, but you could say I've been very happy with it.
- Lamy Safari Dark Lilac. The Well-Appointed Desk takes a look at this year's Safari, which is a good looking purple called "Dark Lilac". I'll probably pass, since I've decided I have way too many pens and don't use what I already have nearly enough, but if you're a Safari collector or have been on the fence about purchasing a Safari, this is a good one to jump on. You can get yours from PenChalet, and grab an extra 10% off using their "EASTER" coupon code.
- SBRE Brown and Fountain Pen Economics have a complementary set of posts about how to address trolling on the internet in general, and within our little community.
- Timber Twist Bullet Pencil. Metal Shop CT, creators of the Twist Bullet Pencil, have launched another Kickstarter, the Timber Twist. These bullet pencils will be made out of three different woods: Red Cedar, Walnut, and Mahogany. I've backed this one!
- "Lenore" Limited Edition Pocket Notebooks, from Write Notepads. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I heard that they were launching a subscription service, but the first offering is impressive. If I wasn't on a paper purchasing hiatus, this is something I'd definitely check out. The all-black pencils are pretty sweet, too. Check out Johnny's review over at Pencil Revolution.
- Field Notes Sweet Tooth Colors Edition. These don't speak to me. At all. Not a whole lot else to say. I've taken a pass on the past few Colors Editions since Shenandoah.
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In Case You Missed It…
Unfortunately, there were some delays this week on the blog as I dealt with a punishing work/travel schedule and the head cold from hell, but I managed to take a look at the Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen, in both the Chartres blue and Bourgogne demonstrator models. I also switched up my plans in mid-stream and posted my first impressions of the Baron Fig Squire yesterday.
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