- Baron Fig School Set (via The Finer Point). Jenny reviews the Baron Fig school set limited edition Confidants and Archers. One of my favorites from the past year.
- Special Edition Kyo No Oto Inks (via Wonder Pens). Wow, that Adzukiiro red color is absolutely gorgeous.
- Lamy Dark Lilac (via Mountain of Ink). Why Lamy restricts the production of inks as good as the special editions is beyond me, especially where their standard line is long overdue for an update.
- SFPL Pen Show 2017 (via Alt. Haven). Junee has a recap of the 2017 Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers Pen Show. Great looking event!
- Monteverde Giant Sequoia Fountain Pen (via The Pen Addict). It was quite disappointing to see the outcome of this review. Monteverde missed an opportunity to show what they could do with some extremely attractive acrylics and a nice design. Then they go and put a cheap, low-end nib on the pen that skips and writes inconsistently, which unfortunately seems like par for the course based on other reviews I've read.
- How to Make Calligraphy Quote Art (via The Postman's Knock). Something I've always wanted to attempt, but I had no idea where to start.
- Sunderland MK1 Pen Review (via My Pen Needs Ink). A very cool-looking, unique machined pen. I need to pick up one of these.
- Blackwing Volumes 16.2 (via Pencil Revolution). A great looking entry in the Blackwing Volume series. Looking forward to getting my hands on these!
- Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl (via Too Many Inks). One of the most interesting Pelikan special editions in a long time has hit the market, and its been fun to see these in people's hands. I love the color variation throughout the acrylic.
- Reflection: The Thrill of the Hunt (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). Deirdre Scolardi (of The Weekly Pencil fame) has a guest post regarding how the thrill of hunting down and discovering new stationery (or really, new aspects of any hobby) is a big part of what makes all of this fun.
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In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I finally reviewed one of my favorite pens, the Waterman Carene. I also took a look at the most recent special edition Lamy Studio, in Racing Green. And, if you haven't already, please check out this week's Deals & Drops.
We're getting close to guaranteed Christmas shipping cutoffs, so if you're still looking for stationery-related gifts for the holidays, check out my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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