Tag Archives: penthusiasm


Stationery Ramblings gets excited that Rhodia is available in South Africa.

Austin at Art Supply Critic gets down to basics with the Pentel Sharplet-2 mechanical pencil.

Jess at A Planner by Nature opens up about Bullet Journaling.

Angela at Paper Lovestory takes a quick scan of Platinum Blue-Black fountain pen ink.

Barb at Art Journal Cafe gets down to selecting an art journal.

Fufaraw displays a collection of Pelikan, Parker, and Sheaffer fountain pens.

Michelle at Seaweed Kisses lays out her favorite pens for journaling. (Click through to video.)

Elle at The Acculturated Housewife searches for the ultimate gel highlighter.

And All Other Tasks tries to match a ballpoint pen to the Field Notes Expedition series.

Nickole at EveryThink Else gets the blues with Pilot Iroshizuku fountain pen ink.


Pao at The Serial Doodler searches for feathering in Smells Like Sunday notebooks.

Matthias at Bleistift stages a dance-off between the Mitsubishi 7700 and the Staedtler Noris colour.

Joanna at My Precious Krafts gives high marks to the Studio Oh! Deconstructed Notebook.

Pete at Pete Denison tries to get comfortable with the Pilot Decimo capless fountain pen.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek just can’t join up with US Military Memo Books.

The Gadgeteer wishes for more choices in the First Draft Co. notebook.

Margana at Inkophile experiments with the Speedball Elegant Writer.

Amanda at Paper Pens Ink unfolds her new traveller’s notebook.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens deems the Lamy Pico ballpoint pen useful.

George at My Supply Room scores with the Levenger L-Tech 3.0 rollerball pen.


Margana at Inkophile takes on cheap paper with Noodler’s Black fountain pen ink.

Matthias at Bleistift encounters the Deli No. 7083 pencil in Shanghai.

Amanda at Paper Pens Ink gets skeptical about left-handers and smeared ink.

Joanna at My Precious Krafts sticks to her Daiso Kraft Scrapbook.

Cody at The Pen Haul weighs the Kaweco Sport fountain pen and finds it a little light.

The Unroyal Warrant inks up a vintage Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point fountain pen.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek makes friends with the Field Notes 56 Week Planner.

David at Too Many Inks shows off the Pelikan M320 Ruby Red.

Ray at Fountain Pen Quest changes inks in the Visconti Homo Sapien Bronze Age fountain pen.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly accidentally tries out the Uniball Signo Broad gel pen.


Rachel at Rachel Rites explains the Bullet journaling system.

Lito at Palimpsest delves into the history of Shaw & Sons stationers.

Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! finds Field Notes notebooks to be serviceable.

The Unroyal Warrant explores the Namiki Custom Impression fountain pen.

Nifty at Notebook Stories likes the look of Best Made notebooks.

Sarah at A California Yankee… opens up her pen case full of fountain pens.

No Pen Intended finds love with the Pilot Vanishing Point limited edition fountain pen.

Ray at Fountain Pen Quest fills his Sheaffer Balance Oversize with Montblanc Irish Green ink.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens field tests the PocketJot notebook cover.

The Weekly Pencil finally lands a Palomino Blackwing 211 pencil.


Brad at The Pen Addict backs the Tactile Turn Gist fountain pen.

Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! doodles with Private Reserve Spearmint fountain pen ink.

Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk clicks through the Sharpie Pen Retractable.

Matthias at Bleistift cranks up the M + R 0981 pencil sharpener.

Cody at The Pen Haul fills his Clairefontaine Pocket Notebook.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek dresses up the Levenger Steath Circa Foldover.

Suzanne at Twenty Four at Heart lists her favorite pens for various art projects.

Christine at Pentulant swabs some Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-ho fountain pen ink.

George at My Supply Room recommends Pentel Graphgear mechanical pencils.

Mary at From the Pen Cup stops being serious with Uniball Signo DX Hello Kitty gel pens.


Rob at Rob’s Art Supply reviews learns to control the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen.

Margana at Inkophile glides across the page with the Platinum #3776 Century Yamanaka fountain pen.

Heather at inlovewithjournals swoons over the Franklin-Christoph notebook.

The Weekly Pencil runs into trouble sharpening his Koh-i-Noor Toison D’or 1900 Series 2B pencil.

The Passionate Penman turns his attention to the Sakura Pigma Micron 005.

Lito at Palimpsest takes us back in time for P & J Arnold fountain pen ink.

Tina at Fueled by Clouds & Coffee charts a bumpy course with the Pilot Waverly Nib.

Michael at Inkdependence almost likes Noodler’s Dostoyevsky fountain pen ink.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek wishes J. Herbin Bleu Azur fountain pen ink were darker.

Christine at Pentulant dives into the Jinhao 159 fountain pen.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly sweeps up with the Midori Eraser Mini Cleaner II.


Lito at Palimpsest shares a Kate Chopin letter griping about the tiny invisible hairs on her pen.

The Passionate Penman block-prints his respect for the Tombow Mono 100.

Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! splashes through some J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey fountain pen ink.

Patrick at The Cramped gets to the point with the new Field Notes Planner.

Ray at Fountain Pen Quest experiences disappointment with Toucan Bright Green ink.

Maybelline at On Fountain Pens finishes delving into the meaning of Iroshizuku fountain pen inks.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens feels no intensity from Diamine Red Lustre fountain pen ink.

George at My Supply Room finds his match with the Retro 51 cat fountain pen.

Matthias at Bleistift appeals to his Swedish readers to identify a mystery pencil from television.

Tina at Fueled by Clouds & Coffee learns new appreciation for her drawing pens.


Tina at Fueled by Clouds & Coffee test drives the Pilot Parallel pen.

Angela at Paper Lovestory stocks up on stationery for the new school year.

Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! spends a week in Italy with his pencils.

Nifty at Notebook Stories unlocks Pete Doherty’s prison notebooks.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens weighs the Lamy Logo fountain pen.

Michael at Inkdependence samples Franklin-Christoph Terra Firma ink.

JD at Kicking Ass and Taking Notes works out a system for organizing notebooks.

The Unroyal Warrant reviews the Namiki Yukari Royale Vermilion fountain pen.

Maybelline at On Fountain Pens chronicles the Montblanc Writers Edition Leo Tolstoy 1868 fountain pen.

Matthias at Bleistift gets technical with the Zebra DelGuard mechanical pencil.


Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek clicks through the Rite in the Rain mechanical pencil.

Ray at The Fountain Pen Quest runs Faber-Castell Garnet Red ink through his Christoph Model 20.

Christine at Pentulant offers a close-up of Rohrer & Klingner Konigsblau ink.

Rhonda at The Blog of Rhonda Eudaly gives good marks to the Sakura Ballsign Knock gel pen.

Angela at Paper Lovestory admires the Pilot Vanishing Point.

Nifty at Notebook Stories opens up her latest completed Moleskine sketchbook.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens fills her fountain pen with Pelikan Edelstein Topaz ink.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive points the way to fountain pen fandom.

Peaches at the Pentel Blog dresses up ordinary notebooks in tissue confetti.

Mary at From the Pen Cup marvels at the Montegrappa DC Comics Penguin Fountain Pen. (Sorry DC, couldn’t help it.)


Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! uncaps the Blank Forces X1 and X2.

Matthias at Bleistift introduces us to his Lamy Line Friends.

Austin at Art Supply Critic finds the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen manga set to be incomplete.

Angela at Paper Lovestory recalls the stationery she used during her first two years of medical school.

No Pen Intended gets serious with TUL pens.

Amanda at Pens Paper Ink judges Sheaffer calligraphy pens.

Lito at Palimpsest calls attention to the pen seller of Beirut.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens sizes up the clear Gama Jumbo fountain pen.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive recounts the reviews of J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor ink.

Michael at Pensninks explores iterations of the Montblanc Meisterstück fountain pen.


Julie at Peaceable Writer pieces together the problem with her Sailor Brush Pen.

The Unroyal Warrant gets down to the details of the Montblanc Meisterstück 136 fountain pen.

Michael at Pensninks offers a little pen porn with his new Kaweco fountain pens and inks from the antique market.

George at My Supply Closet shows off some pen porn of his own: a rainbow collection of Lamy rollerball pens.

Angela at Paper Lovestory unboxes the Faber-Castell Aqua Ambition fountain pen.

Leslie at Comfortable Shoes Studio lists her six pencils for the month of September.

No Pen Intended reaps the rewards of the successful Pen Rest project on Kickstarter.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens approves of the TWSBI Eco fountain pen.

Margana at Inkophile tries some öli ũclips magnetic clips on her journals.

Tina at Fueled by Clouds & Coffee paper-tests Sailor Nano Kiwa-Guro Ink.


Austin at Art Supply Critic recommends the Sanford Peel-Off Magic Rub eraser.

Patrick at The Cramped shows off the pen-and-ink artwork that lead to “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Matthias at Bleistift introduces the Book Block customizable notebook Kickstart project.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive makes sure to write down her thoughts as she has them.

Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! reorganizes his Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter organizer.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens inks up some Paper Oh notebooks.

The Unroyal Warrant finds a new favorite starter pen in the TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen.

Leslie at Comfortable Shoes Studio gets intense with the Uniball Air.

Ed at Ed Jelley sizes up the Ti Scribe Fountain/Ballpoint Pen.

Mark at Cool Tools pits the Milwaukee Inkzall against the Sharpie Pro.



Patrick at The Cramped takes no pleasure in finding someone else’s PaperMate Inkjoy.

Austin at Art Supply Critic gives a forever home to his new Staedtler AllXwrite pencil.

Ray at Fountain Pen Quest pairs up the Pilot Custom 823 and Pilot blue-black ink.

Matthias at Bleistift expresses his disappointment with the Pilot Color Eno.

Todd from That One Pen tells the story of his trip to the Washington D.C. Pen Show.

Amanda at Pens Paper Ink breaks the back of the Quo Vadis APB 2.

Jon at The Leadhead’s Pencil Blog shares his adventures with Parker Vacumatic pencils at the D.C. pen show.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek downsizes to try the Black n Red Mini notebook.

Angela at Paper Lovestory shares her sister’s meticulous handwritten university notes.

George at My Supply Room displays his collection of Pentel desk sets.


You can read a detailed explanation as to why the folk at Peninkcillin think the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen is amazing

Jeff at Penaddict tells us why Noodler’s Turquoise is a classy, interesting blue-green ink that delights every time he uses it

Find out what the people at Pen Paper Ink Letter think of the Moleskin Voyageur Travellers notebook

Tom at Goldspot pens has a vintage ad postcard on show in advance of the release of Parker Duofold pens that will revive historical colours

The review over at Well appointed desk found the Zebra Sharbo X Multi pen to be stylish, functional and great quality

Julie B takes a long look at an Hakumin Urushi over at Whatever

Margaret E Kenna writes at Palimpsest about why she can’t bear to let an old Olivetti go despite having blown a fee on a Mont Blanc pen

Dan over at FP Geeks shares his interest in the Pilot Custom 743 & posts a fair few images

Brad at No Pen Intended takes a look at the Parker Vector Fountain Pen he came across during a recent ramble at a local store


Maybelline reviews the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen over at on Fountain Pens & concludes its a good beginners pen

Jeff from the Pen Addict reviews the Hero 529 Fountain Pen

Read a comprehensive review of the Parker IM Fountain Pen from Ed over at Ed Jelley

Brian from Office Supply Geek finds the Kaweco Sport Rollerball pen is a nice switch from fountain pens.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens explains why she thinks the Pelikan Tradition M200 clear fountain pen is a lovely pen.

The folk over at Peninkcillin think Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun is a fun & attractive ink.

Brian gives a Platinum Fountain Pen line up on his video over at Ink Noveau

Julie B at Pens Paper Inks..Whatever features Hakumin Urushi Negoro Kuro-Tamenuri




Brad at Penaddict asks what you think about updating classic pens and pencils to fit today’s modern use

Jennifer at Best Fountain Pen explains why she was burning with curiosity about the Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen.

Dan writes a comprehensive review of the Pilot Stargazer over at Fountain Pen Geeks

Azizah from Gourmet Pens lays out the pros & Cons of the Eco Essential pen & pencil

Kira introduces Duncan to the world of fountain pens read about the post at Rhodia Drive

Brian takes a quick look at the Sheaffer Sagaris over at Ink Nouveaux

Laurie talks about feeling the Love of Planners over at the Plannerisms blog

Matthias from Bleistift writes an interesting post on a Recycled Money Pencil

JB writes about his reluctance to flush out a pen full of ink in a Montblanc ink review at The Gentleman Stationer




Matthias at Bleistift gives a rundown on Popcult pencils

Ed reviews the comments on the classic 1940′s styling of the Wality fountain pen over at Ed Jelley

Matt gives a detailed review of a Parker Premier over at The Pen Habit

Rich at Fountain Pen Network gives one of his small Pad reviews of the Visconti Opera

David writes an interesting post about the importance of handwriting a over at Pen Heaven

Jono shares his experience of a Kickstarter funded Eco essential pen & pencil at Pentorium

Johnny asks How is the Bic Cristal like a pencil? In his post at Pencil Revolution

Jerry talks about the popular Soho Coloured Pencils at Jerry’s Artarama


Spring is in the air & Garden Party is the theme for the Ink Nouveau May Ink Drop

Stuck for ideas for choosing Brush pens for Art? Check out Miriam’s guide at Jetpens

Seth at Good Pens talks about his likes & dislikes of liner/drafting pens when he reviews The Ohto Graphic Liner

Laurie at Plannerisms takes a closer look at MiracleBind notebooks & is asking for comments

Julie B from Whatever welcomes the May Carnival of Pen, pencil and paper

George takes a closer look at the Lindy School Pak in my supply room

Lung shows of his Earth Dragon Birthday Card over at Robot Ninja Monsters

Lito at Writing Instruments asks if Waterman Red Ink has been altered by the ravages of time

Jeff blogs about his experiment with an E+M Shaper wood-body ballpoint over at the Pen Addict


Heather at a Penchant for Paper gets organised with a Monami Highlighter

Jeff at the Pen Addict writes about the Lamy Studio

George at My Supply Room shows us the first Papermate retractable pen

Ed at Ed Jelley gives his first impression of the Stipula Verde Muschiato

Stephanie gets inky fingers over at Rhodia Drive

Dan at FP Geeks shares a Sailor King of Pen video

Peninkcillin is impressed by a grey Diamine ink

Tom at Goldspot Pens looks at Retro 51 Bandit Tornado Pens

Read about the Uni Jetstream 4 & 1 4 colour ballpoint multi pen at No Pen Intended




Brian over at Ink Nouveau takes a sneak peek at the Lamy Safari Neon Coral.

Ed Jelley reviews the Nakaya Neo Standard Writer read it here.

For another sneaky peek check out Tom’s at Goldspot Pens post on the new Parker & Waterman pens.

Johnny gives his take on the Sun Star multi pencil sharpener over at Pencil Revolution.

Lung writes about some vintage pencil exhibits over at Lung Sketching Scrolls.

Karen at Rhodia Drive comments on the most striking pad she has ever seen

A post on No Pen Intended explains why there will always be room in a pen case for a Pilot Frixion Ball Knock

For a comparison of a couple of flex pens head on over to the Well Appointed Desk