Pen Show Afterglow: Chicago Pen Show Recap (via Pen Addict). Sarah recaps her trip to Chicago, which once again remains on my list of pen shows I still have to attend.
Chicago Pen Show 2019 Recap (via Well-Appointed Desk). This of course doesn’t help my Chicago Pen Show FOMO.
How I Use My Pens (via Fountain Pen Economics). The doctor is back, with a new post showing off some of his daily users. Fans of Graf von Faber-Castell won’t want to miss this one.
Sailor Ink Studio Overview (via Mountain of Ink). Sailor recently introduced over 100 new fountain pen inks, and I don’t even know where to start with these. Head over to Kelli’s website where she has these grouped into different groups by color.
Rhodia Dot Pad Review (via Fountain Pen Love). Often the basics don’t get reviewed, and it’s good to review the basics.
Monteverde California Teal (via InkSharks). An inexpensive ink that’s become extremely popular, and I can see why, especially if you are looking for a teal ink that leans green.
Travels with Pens: Tokyo (Part I) (via UK Fountain Pens). I’m very much looking forward to reading the rest of these reviews! This trip’s not gonna be cheap…
Close But No Cigar? Getting to Grips with the Conway Stewart Winston (via UK Fountain Pens). Conway Stewart has been a hit or miss brand over the years. I’ve had excellent experiences with the most recent (Bespoke British Pens) incarnation, but none whatsoever with the older pens.
Inventery Interchangeable Pen and Pencil (via Pencilcase Blog). Inventery’s latest release continues to receive good reviews, and sits at an extremely attractive price point.
Pilot Iroshizuku 100th Anniversary Daikokuten (via Alt.Haven). I may need to pick up a bottle of this one. I’ve been on the fence about whether it’s too pale to be usable, but most reviews have indicated that Daikokuten has decent visibility.
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In Case You Missed It….
This week on the blog I reviewed the TWSBI ECO in Transparent Orange, paired with the new Pen Addict/Robert Oster collaboration “Fire on Fire”. I also reviewed an old favorite, Private Reserve Burgundy Mist, which I’m happy to report has been reformulated and performed exceptionally well. Finally, don’t miss this week’s Deals & Drops, which highlighted some recently released undated planners and journals as well as some new releases from Taccia and Yoshi Nakama.
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