2018 London Writing Equipment Show: Success! (via UK Fountain Pens). This is a great pen show recap; for me because I plan to take my daughter to a show within the next year, and I’m glad to see a six year-old can have a good time!
Tokyo International Pen Show 2018: A Stationery Salon (via Cronicas Estilograficas). A pen show in Tokyo featuring mainly modern fountain pens, store special editions, and stationery? Buys ticket now…
The Great Uninking (via UK Fountain Pens). Good God I need to do this when I get home. I have a ridiculous number of pens inked for review purposes.
Colorverse Astrophysics Black Hole (via Ink Between the Teeth). I love those “off-black” inks that have hints of purple, green, or blue and make them just that much more interesting.
I Resist Not At All: The Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange (via Fountain Pen Follies). I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to resist this one either.
Fountain Pen Shops in Paris (via Fountain Pen Love). Many thanks to Yagan over at Macchiato Man for linking to this and allowing me to find a new blog. I can get behind many of these recommendations for pen stores in Paris, and have visited most of them myself!
Moonman Pocket Mini Fountain Pen (via Comfortable Shoes Studio). Les reviews the Moonman Pocket Mini. So far, I’ve only had the opportunity to review the Moonman M2 eyedropper, but I love that pen, and I’ve heard mostly good things from the Moonman brand in general.
Platinum Izumo (via Hand Over That Pen). You don’t see many reviews of the Izumo - the shape isn’t for everyone, and it’s a large, expensive urushi pen that many Platinum retailers don’t carry.
Wancher Crystal Fountain Pen (via Pencilcase Blog). While I’m a fan of Wancher’s ebonite and urushi “Dream Pen” that launched via Kickstarter earlier this year, I’ve not used any of their other products. The price point certainly looks reasonable.
New Edison Beaumonts (via Wonder Pens). Edison has refreshed the “Production Line” colors of the Beaumont fountain pen. While the Amber Glass looks nice, I’m not sure whether the more modern materials fit the vintage-inspired profile of the Beaumont (which is an excellent pen).
Building a Well-Appointed Home Office (via Well-Appointed Desk). I love seeing other people’s office build-out’s. Laura’s mobile photo studio is a great idea that I might “borrow.”
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In Case You Missed It…
Since I’ve been on vacation this week, I haven’t posted any new review content, though I did manage to get out a set of Deals & Drops links. “Regular coverage” should resume next week, but in the meantime check out some of my favorite recent reviews that you may have missed, as well as some oldies that I pulled out of the archive.
Cleaning Pens: Meditative, or Just Annoying? I’ve been thinking of writing a more detailed piece on pen cleaning techniques. And I’m still leaning towards “meditative.”
Scriptorium Balladeer. I recently re-inked this pen and rediscovered how much I enjoy it, especially when fitted with one of my Franklin-Christoph nibs. Sometimes it’s fun to go shopping in your own closet.
Platinum 3776 Revisited, which includes my thoughts on the Shungyo and Oshino special editions
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