- San Francisco Pen Show (via SF Pen Show). First of all, today's the last day of the San Francisco Pen Show. If you're in the Bay Area, and have some free time, get over there now!
- Keeping Track of Pens & Ink (via Inksharks). Inksharks is a blog I recently discovered, and it's always fun to run across a treasure trove of new content. This particular post struck home with me because I need to bite the bullet and index my pen collection.
- Currently Inked with Aeon Timeline (via Pen Addict). For a pen collection index/"currently inked" workflow that shows quite a bit of ingenuity, check out this post. Aeon Timeline is a great program that I use for work quite a bit, but I never thought to try it out this way!
- Eye Candy: DC Pen Show Haul! (via Well-Appointed Desk). Ana posts her haul from DC, and the Yoshi Nakama pen she picked up is beautiful.
- Newcastle Pen Show: An Interview with John Twiss (via Pens!Paper!Pencils!). Ian interviews penmaker John Twiss about the upcoming Newcastle Pen Show, which is being revived this year.
- Ink and Pen Review: Jacques Herbin (via Milligram). Milligram will be one of three retailers in the world to stock Herbin's new pens and inks. I'm interested in seeing these in person, since high-end pens are a new direction for Herbin.
- Elemental Hydrogen Notebook (via Mountain of Ink). Kelli reviews one of the new Elemental Notebooks that were a Kickstarter project this year. I like the theme, but the paper may not be ideal for most fountain pen users.
- Inventery Mechanical Pen + Stand (via Clicky Post). Mike takes a look at the Inventery Mechanical Pen, one of my favorite retractable rollerballs out there.
- Fountain Pen Shootout: Pilot Decimo v. Vanishing Point (via SBRE Brown). Another great shootout between the two different models of Pilot "Capless" retractable fountain pens.
- Leonardo Momento Zero Pens (via Gourmet Pens). Azizah gets her hands on two of the Leonardo Pens I've been coveting, after since seeing one in person at the D.C. Pen Show.
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In Case You Missed It...
This week on the blog I reviewed a recent pen acquisition, the Montblanc Le Petit Prince Classique Rollerball, as well as a recently released ink, J. Herbin 1798 Cornaline d'Egypte. Don't miss this week's Deals & Drops, sort of a "Dreaming of the San Francisco Pen Show" wish list.
Happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for reading!
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