- Recap: LA Pen Show (via Well-Appointed Desk). Laura recaps her first pen show experience! Some great finds. LA is one of those shows that I've never been able to make work due to the timing.
- M&G's Triple Density Hands-on: BMW Design Works! (via Frank Underwater). I'm not familiar with the Chinese stationery brand M&G, but these are nice looking pens and Frank's recommendations have not steered me wrong in the past.
- Made-to-Order-Notebooks at Kakimori in Tokyo (via Notebook Stories). One of the (many) reasons why Tokyo is on my shortlist for a future trip.
- One Star Leather Notebook Cover & Pen Sleeve Review (via Pencilcase Blog). Dries reviews the One Start Leather Notebook cover for the Leuchtturm 1917 Hardcover Notebook, as well as some pen sleeves.
- Waterman Carene (via Wonder Pens Blog). Liz reviews one of my favorite all-time pens, the integrated-nib Waterman Carene.
- Tibaldi Impero Fountain Pen Review (via Pen Habit). The pen that sparked the internet's obsession over the celluloid, and a gorgeous pen-show find.
- Ensso PIUMA Fountain Pen Review (via Pens! Paper! Pencils!). You don't see too many reviews of this pen since the Kickstarter closed, and the brushed titanium version is starting to call to me a bit. I may need to check it out at some point.
- Monteverde Monza Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens). Come on, Monteverde, don't ship pens with converters that don't actually fit! I'm glad to see Azizah at least got a nib that wrote out of the box, however.
- BigiDesign Ti Pocket Pro Review & Giveaway (via My Pen Needs Ink). Bob reviews a new product from BigiDesign, a pocket pen that accepts 80+ refills.
- Update: Pelikan Collectors' Box v2.0 (via Pelikan's Perch). Josh updates his review of Pelikan's storage solution for your collection, which looks nice but comes at a steep price.
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- Pen Chalet. Pen Chalet has a wide variety of available pens and offers unbeatable value on pens, inks, pen cases, etc. They're currently the only U.S.-based retailer I know of that stocks Opus 88 eyedropper pens from Taiwan.
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In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I reviewed the Conklin Duragraph, a very interesting lower-cost option with an excellent stainless steel stub nib, as well as Sailor Rikyu-Cha, a unique green-brown ink that for reasons unknown sat in ink storage for a year before I had a chance to ink it up.
Finally, don't miss this week's Deals & Drops, featuring some Kickstarters that will be ending in the coming weeks, as well as they typical deals and new releases.
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