Lots of good stuff this weekend, as some of us give our wallets a chance to recover between pen shows and have a chance to use our recent pen show purchases (well, except for those attending the Chicago Pen Show this weekend).
- Lady Sheaffer/Skripserts. Ana from the Well-Appointed Desk reviews a couple of her Atlanta Pen Show finds: two nice vintage Lady Sheaffers.
- One Pen Challenge. Bob from My Pen Needs Ink discusses his "one pen challenge"--only having one pen inked up at any given time. I've been distinctly unsuccessful trying to do this in the past.
- Lamy Vista Eyedropper. Azizah over at GourmetPens shows us how to make a Lamy Vista Eyedropper.
- Introducing "The Morse". Check out the new collaboration between Dudek Modern Goods and Matthew Morse, for all of you dip/folded nib fans out there.
- Pen Repairs Gone Bad. Another great post from Ana at the Well-Appointed Desk, which is a cautionary tale about vintage pen repairs, and the inherent risk in trying to repair anything that can be up to 100-plus years old. Know what you are getting into!
Sales, Deals, and Giveaways
- Our sponsor Pen Boutique is giving away a Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Fountain Pen for Mother's Day. Giveaway runs through May 31, 2016!
- You still have today to enter Pen Chalet's World Stationery Week Giveaway. There are some great prizes being offered!
- Amazon has a few good deals on several colors of Sailor Inks. Yama Dori (one of my favorites in Sailor's current lineup); Shigure (a dark purple); and Kiwa Guro (the pigmented nano black ink, another favorite).
- Vanness Pens has several new colors of Bung Box Inks (and the supposed Sailor Apricot replacement, Oranges of Lake Hamana, is back in stock). New colors include 88 Green Tea, Light Soup Green, and Omaezaki Azure Sea.
- Anderson Pens now carries the "Sailor Bespoke" line. Very few people outside of Japan offer these pens. Check them out!
Digital Divide, Issue 3
For those of you who subscribe, Issue 3 already has hit your inbox. "Digital Divide" is a monthly newsletter devoted to discussing the divide between the "digital" and "analog" parts of our lives, the benefits of making time for analog tools and workflows, and why people draw the line where they do. Issue 3 offers my thoughts on the current "handwriting debate", and provides links to some resources and articles of interest.
In Case You Missed It…
Lots of new content this week. I took a look at Bookblock Originals customizable notebooks and my Edison Menlo eyedropper in Tibaldi celluloid. And please don't forget to visit my current sponsors: Pen Chalet, Pen Boutique, Fresh Stock Japan, and Dudek Modern Goods. Thanks to you all!
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