This week the Lamy Pastel Safaris have finally arrived in stock at most retailers. They’re not necessarily my bag, but they do look nice if you enjoy the pastel colors, and the spring/Easter timing is right on point. A few other things of interest this week include a gorgeous new Maki-e Izumo at the Nibsmith, the arrival of the Leonardo Momento Zero at Pen Chalet, the TWSBI Eco Transparent Orange, and a NOS Mustard Yellow Vanishing Point at Anderson Pens! Be sure to check these out.
Lamy Pastel Safaris (via Vanness Pens). The pastel Safaris have landed (all three colors). Grab your 2019 limited editions now!
Lamy Crystal Ink (via Vanness Pens). I’ve stocked up on all the Lamy Crystal colors that I want to try, but certain colors are getting scarce since these inks are so popular.
Leonardo Momento Zero Pens (via Pen Chalet). Pen Chalet is now stocking one of my favorite new fountain pens on the market! I’m glad to see these pens getting more exposure. They’re a steal at the price point.
Platinum Izumo Urokomon Hira Maki-e Raden Fountain Pen (via The Nibsmith). It’s expensive, but honestly, I thought this pen would cost double what it does. I’m more impressed with what Platinum is doing every day.
Pilot Vanishing Point in Mustard Yellow New Old Stock (via Anderson Pens). Pilot should never have discontinued this mustard-yellow version of the standard Vanishing Point.
TWSBI Eco Transparent Orange (via Amazon). Possibly the best-looking TWSBI Eco special edition that I’ve seen so far! I was a fan of the original Amber 540 (and wish they would bring that one back).
Pelikan M101N Grey Blue (via Appelboom). Three weeks in and this latest Pelikan M101N special edition is still on my list for 2019. It’s a beautiful pen, and more striking in person.
One Star Leather Goods (via One Star Leather/Etsy). If you haven’t checked out Keegan’s leather notebook covers and other quality leather goods, do so. You can customize a cover for your Hobonichi, Baron Fig, Leuchtturm, or whatever notebook brand you use. Check out my review of a custom Baron Fig Confidant that he made for me.
Conklin Duraflex Limited Edition (via Pen Chalet). I’ve not tried Conklin’s “flexible steel” nib, but the “Sunstone” material on this limited edition Duragraph is gorgeous.
Conklin Duragraph “Red Nights” (via Goldspot). This week’s “Weekly Dip” special is a steep discount on the Conklin Duragraph, which is a great pen that typically runs in the $50-60 range, but which Goldspot has much lower in this particular color.
Working Typewriters (via Working Typewriters/Etsy). This is one of the best-stocked typewriter stores I’ve come across online, and it gets great reviews if you’re in the market for a restored typewriter.
Padded Book Sleeves (via WanderStitchStudios/Etsy). Book sleeves are a great idea, and I don’t see why they couldn’t also be used to keep journals or notebooks from getting dog-eared or torn up in your bag? Plus, you know, there are Harry Potter options.
Digital Minimalism (via Amazon). Cal Newport’s latest book is an excellent read that should be of interest to followers of this blog, especially if you’re looking to minimize mindless digital distraction in your daily life while you’re trying to get work done.
Raven Watches (via Huckberry). I rarely post watch-related material here, despite there being a strong overlap between communities of pen and watch enthusiasts. When I saw that Raven was being featured on Huckberry, however, I felt compelled to post this because I own a Raven (a Venture) and love it. The craftsmanship and components far outstrip the price.