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Check out a review of Noodler’s Habanero Ink by Heather at a Penchant for Paper

Yochanan from multipendimensions discovers the possibilities are endless using Monteverde’s One Touch Stylus Tool Fountain Pen

See Nifty’s post over at Notebook Stories where he takes a look at the Filofax Flex

Julie B from Whatever shares her excitement about a Hakumin Urushi pen over at the blog

Seth over at Good Pens checks out the Ohto Graphic Liner

I came across a novel post on a Pepsi Fountain Pen here at Fountain Pen Restoration

Lito at Writing Instruments blogs about a Swan Rapi-Dry Ink resurrection

Alex from Economy Pens reminisces over a Caran d’Ache ballpoint

You can read about a disappointing experience with a Monteverde Poquito over at No Pen Intended



Brad at the Pen Addict reviews some hard to come by ink samples including the Sailor Bung Box 4B

Nifty at Notebook Stories reviews the Conceptum notebook

Heather at A Penchant for Paper gives her take on the Pilot Feed GP4

Matthias over at Bleistift checks out the The Lyra Temagraph & Eisen 480 pencil and a sharpener/eraser combo

Margana at Inkophile tries out the substantial Diamine range of browns

Miriam at Jet Pens gives us a comprehensive guide to choosing a highlighter pen

Brian from Office Supply Geek shares his favourite things about the Kaweco Sport Rollerball

Becca over at Nattosoup has a show down on Copic Sketch vs Shinhan Twin Touch art markers

Note Booker Esq. urges us to write that letter – no matter how long its been


Azizah at Gourmet Pens paints the page red with Stipula Calamo Florentine Red fountain pen ink.

George at My Supply Room shares some odds and ends from his stash, including Godzilla erasers.

Julie at Button-Button tests out the Pilot FriXion as a crafting tool.

Amanda at Paper, Pens, Ink counts the ways she loves the Age Bag A5 notebook.

Brad at the Pen Addict offers high praise for the Pelican M205 fountain pen.

Nifty at Notebook Stories shares a notebook with pockets for pages.

Pam at Sequential Tart extols the virtues of fountain pens for cartooning.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper matches Diamine Meadow fountain pen ink to her favorite Lamy Safari.

Shangching at East…West…Everywhere turns the pages of the Midori World Meister’s Santina notebook.

George at My Supply Room displays a simple pen storage container.



Angela at Paper Lovestory pits the Pilot FriXion against the Muji Erasable.

Mary at From the Pen Cup finds imperfect love with a Parker Vacumatic fountain pen.

No Pen Intended comes to grips with the Pentel Graphgear 1000 drafting pencil.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly puts the Pentel EnerGel-X 0.5mm gel pen to work.

Elliot at Elliot Kang tries out the Pilot FriXion Point erasable pen.

Dan at FPGeeks stuns with the exquisite 50th Anniversary Pilot Vanishing Point maple wood limited edition fountain pen.

Katie at Organized Opera Girl picks up some Stabilo Point 88 pencils while visiting Germany.

Matthias from Bleistift figures out the Morrisons Pick and Mix Puzzle Eraser.

Margana at Inkophile takes her journal on a playdate with Daniel Smith Shadow Violet watercolor.

Brad at the Pen Addict delves into the Zebra Sarasa 2+S Multi Pen.


George at My Supply Room shows off a beautiful Lindy pen that will soon be making an appearance on television.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper puts her favorite blue pens to the test.

Amanda at Paper, Pens, Ink tries on some leather notebook covers.

Margana at Inkophile dances her fountain across onion skin paper.

Laurie at Plannerisms celebrates the continuance of her beloved WeekDate planners.

Jeff at the Pen Addict takes a little look at the TWSBI Mini fountain pen.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly goes spooky with a pair of Halloween novelty pens.

Ed at Ed Jelley makes fountain pen eye candy with the Rotring 600 Lava.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens unwraps the Kaweco AC Sport carbon fountain pen.

Dan at FPGeeks debuts the gorgeous Lamy scala piano black fountain pen.


Stephanie at Rhodia Drive asks how you make your fountain pen ink commitments.

Brad at the Pen Addict updates his lists (plural) of Top 5 Pens.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper digs up a mysterious Mitsubishi Uni pencil.

Fred at The Independent Bike Blog wonders about the lack of brick-and-mortar pen stores.

Nifty at Notebook Stories introduces hand-crafted notebooks by Hamutulet from Israel.

Leigh at My Life as a Verb dips into the Diamine Flower Ink collection.

Tom at Goldspot Pens reports a possible sighting of the wily Filofax Malden organizer.

Shangching at East…West…Everywhere explores the shades of the Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki fountain pen ink.

Margana at Inkophile displays Noodler’s Navy fountain pen ink.

Lito at Palimpsest shares her newest treasure, a classic Summit Cadet S100 fountain pen.


Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk tries out the Pilot Juice 0.5 mm.

Nifty at Notebook Stories points the way toward an online gallery of artists’ sketchbooks.

Stephanie at Spiritual Evolution of the Bean revisits the Pentalic A La Modeskin Traveler’s Pocket Sketch Book.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek dips into the Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline fountain pen ink.

Mary at From the Pen Cup doesn’t find anything exciting about the Lamy Al Star Pearl.

Osmian at Drawing with a Squirrel presents the shades of J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe ink.

Margana at Inkophile tests various inks on Moleskine paper.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly reports on her new Premiere Pen P1 from a Kickstarter project.


Wakako at Baum-Kuchen confesses her obsession with her new Lamy Safari.

Peninkcillin lights up the page with Pelikan Brilliant Red ink.

Doris at The Storage Studio takes us through her goodies from the Muji store.

Fountain Pen Restoration introduces the Kimberly Pockette ballpoint pen, advertised by Bogie.

George at My Supply Room displays multiple generations of Parker Jotters.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive wants to know how you keep track of fleeting ideas.

Becca at Nattosoup puts Mepxy markers up against Copic.

Brian at Ink Nouveau goes inside the TWSBI 580.

Steve at Recording Thoughts suffers a misadventure with his Leuchtturm1917 notebook.

Angelina at Does This Pen Write brightens up her office with neon supplies.


Margana at Inkophile lists her favorite inks and pens.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper tests out the best pens for writing on dark paper.

Seth at Good Pens highly recommends that travelers shop at Muji to Go.

Alberto at Lung Sketching Scrolls picks up the Crayola Crayon Tower to store his Caran d’Ache art crayons.

Brad at the Pen Addict reviews the Sakura Pigma Sensei drawing pen.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek test out the Solid Aluminum Pen and Stylus from Big Idea Design.

Guest blogger Kevin at Bleistift takes the Dahle 133 rotary pencil sharpener for a spin.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly shares her new Austin College gift pen.

Fountain Pen Restoration goes inside a vintage pencil/fountain pen combination.

George at My Supply Room displays his collection of Scripto mechanical pencils.


Becca at Natto Soup pits the Copic Sketch against the ShinHan Twin Touch.

Leigh at My Life as a Verb celebrated Chinese New Year with some ink swab drawings.

Brad at the Pen Addict gives glory to Noodler’s 54th Masschusetts ink.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens admires the stealthy Big Idea Design Titanium Pen +Stylus.

Laurie at Plannerisms loads up her new Franklin Covey vegetable-tanned leather binder.

Alex at Economy Pens accessorizes his Daycraft X Handy pick holder.

Lito at Palimpsest critiques the Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Platinum fountain pen.

Angela at Paper Lovestory shares the staples of her stationery collection.

Brian at Ink Nouveau opens up the Midori Traveler’s Notebook.

Rants of the Archer tests inks on the Write-Now notebook by Poppin.


Citrine at Ink of Me Fondly takes issue with the Pilot Petit 1 fountain pen.

Becca at Nattosoup shares some of her favorite organizational toys and stationery.

Margana at Inkophile spreads the word about the new Conway Stewart/Diamine inks.

Brad at The Pen Addict looks for more from the Zebra 301A ballpoint.

Leigh at My Life as a Verb explores the exotic Sailor Fude fountain pen nib.

Bleistift makes a discovery about what artists are using Faber-Castell ink.

Guest poster Tony at Rhodia Drive displays his daily carry pen arsenal.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper crafts with the Sakura Gelly Roll Gold Shadow and Silver Shadow.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly puts down some ink with the Avant Pro SilkScribe gel pen.

Guest blogger Will at OfficeSupplyGeek tests the pages of the Evernote Moleskine notebook.


Dave at Dave’s Mechanical Pencils hopes to see more mechanical pencils from Spoke Design.

Peninkcillin hearts Noodler’s Green Marine fountain pen ink.

Alex at Economy Pens counts the bumps and bruises on his year-old DP Leatherworks Utility Notebook Cover.

Lito at Palimpsest digs into history for a bottle of Stephens’ Ink Scarlet Writing Fluid No. 451.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens makes her mark in the Clairefontaine Triomphe stationery tablet.

Becca at Nattosoup shares each step of the process in her watercolor work.

Retro 51 Blog reveals the 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper opens up her DIY planner.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive spots an orange notebook on an old episode of Desperate Housewives.

Julie at Pens Paper Inks…Whatever gives a thumbs-down to the Moleskine Evernote Squared Smart Notebook.


Steve at Recording Thoughts makes a simple argument for using ballpoint pens.

Nifty at Notebook Stories test drives the build-your-own Bound Custom Journals.

George at My Supply Room offers a chance to win a pack of Bic Wavelengths Body Heat pens.

Guest blogger Heidi at Nattosoup lays out a detailed guide for buying art supplies.

Margana at Inkophile dabbles in Noodler’s blue fountain pen inks.

Leigh at My Life as a Verb suggests non-fountain pen gifts for fountain pen people.

Angela at Paper Lovestory experiments with chemistry-themed notebooks.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive lists the top 10 best-selling Rhodia notebooks.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens shows off her ACME MoMA rollerball pen.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly shares her ambivalence toward the Avant Next 0.5 mm gel pen.


Hanna at iHanna’s Blog shares her tips for using white pens.

Pencil Talk displays the David Hayward Design 5 mm Brushed Nickel Scribbler mechanical pencil.

Angela at Paper Lovestory explores the Compact Osterley planner.

Lito at Palimpsest inks up a 1930s Platignum fountain pen.

Nifty at Notebook Stories envies a vintage notebook from a Lake District explorer.

PKM at Fountain Pen Restoration delves into the first generation Waterman Skywriter.

Rares at Bleistift spots a Rotring 600 in the “Bourne Supremacy.”

Guest blogger Brian at The Pen Addict reviews the Nomadic PN-04 Snap Button Case.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens gets excited over the new InTuition Carbon Fiber & Titanium Pen/Stylus.

No Pen Intended reviews and gives away samples of the new premium line of TUL pens.


Tom at Goldspot Pens declares Conid’s Fountainbel Bulkfiller winner of the Pen of the Year contest.

Margana at Inkophile explains why you need an ink blotter.

Angelina at Does this Pen Write finds comfort in Dixon Tri-Conderoga pencils.

Cheryl at Writer’s Bloc revisits the basics of fountain pen cleaning.

Brad at The Pen Addict gives his approval to the Bic Intensity Fine permanent marker.

Lito at Palimpsest delves into the history of the Geo. W. Hughes Million Pen.

Stephanie at Rhodia Drive tells the secret of why Rhodia notebooks are orange.

John at Pencil Revolution goes camping with the Rite in the Rain No. 373 notebook.

Julie at Pens Papers Inks…Whatever shares pics of her Ken Cavers Bamboo fountain pen.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens color-coordinates IKEA gel pens.

Steve at Recording Thoughts checks out the Caran d’Ache Ecridor fountain pen.


Jennifer at Behind My Purpley Life tests out Muji erasable pens on cotton creme paper.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly buys herself a green skull-head novelty pen.

Old Geezer at Pens and Pencils explores the Retro 1951 Hex-O-Matic mechanical pencil.

George at My Supply Room displays his new collection of Bic Accountant ballpoint pens.

Shangching at East…West…Everywhere shows how to turn ordinary boxes into attractive storage bins for fountain pens.

The OfficeSupplyGeek gives a thumbs-up to the J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen.

Angela at Paper Lovestory names names with her list of the best and worst stationery companies in the UK.

Azizah at Gourmet Pens gets to the point with the Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4mm gel pen.

Diane at Pocket Blonde tries out the Daycraft 2013 Executive Diary.

Leigh at My Life as a Verb inks up the Omas Saffron with extra flexible nib.

Margana at Inkophile shares a tip about new forthcoming Iroshizuku fountain pen inks.


IL at Pen and Design loves the Pelikan M205 fountain pen, flaws and all.

Retrenders introduces City Landscape Pen Stands from Muji.

PKM at Fountain Pen Restoration investigates the the mysterious Hull’s fountain pens.

Nancy guest blogs at Crazy Sexy Life on the power of the pen to spark creativity.

George at My Supply Room displays his brilliant collection of Wearever pens.

Alex at Economy Pens takes a shot with the W.A. Stark .30 Cal. Bolt Action Pen.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper shares her take on the 2012 Limited Edition Lamy Safari in green.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek gives a thumbs-down to the Pental Pulaman disposable fountain pen.

Matthias at Bleistift explores a Staedtler store in the heart of Nuremberg.

Laurie at Plannerisms opens up her new Undercover UK recycled leather diary.


Cody at #PenSwag revisits the Uniball Vision Fine.

Tony at the Factory Automation Software Blog laments the lack of fine-point German pens.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly hunts for more Bic Biro Easy Glide fine point pens.

Brad at The Pen Addict gets comfortable with the Pentel Slicci Techo mini gel ink pen.

Bleistift finds nothing but disappointment in the recycled Lancashire Science Festival pencil.

Andrew at Stationery Review puts pen to Gumnut Hill notebooks and stationery.

Invincible Pioneer at Rough Sketch experiments with dip pens and gel pens on a Stillman & Birn journal.

Lito at Palimpsest rescues a 1909 Waterman Ideal fountain pen.

Economy Pens test drives the Schneider Xtra Document 0.3 mm rollerball pen.

Sachiko at Filofax Love goes inside the Pentel Multi8 colored pencil.


Alex at Economy Pens takes no joy in the much-hyped Paper Mate InkJoy700 RT.

Bill at Fountain Pens & Typewriters chooses the Jinhao Dragon fountain pen.

Laura at Buttontapper gives her approval to the TUL retractable gel pen.

Derek at Derek’s Pens and Pencils gets great performance from a Parker 51 Special.

Margana at Inkophile turns green with ink.

Oscar at The Fountain Pens gets close up with the Pilot Vanishing Point in matte black.

Steve at Recording Thoughts is unimpressed with the Parker Duofold.

Cheryl at Writer’s Bloc offers ideas for dealing with surplus pens and paper.

Julie at Pens Paper Inks…Whatever shares images from the Rhodia Journal Swap.

Brian at OfficeSupplyGeek takes delight in the LEGO Moleskine Limited Edition notebooks.

Rhonda at the Blog of Rhonda Eudaly tests out the BIC disposable fountain pen.

No Pen Intended finds only disappointment in the Lamy Pico ballpoint pen.

Lito at Palimpsest tries her hand at the Noodler’s Ahab fountain pen.

Jenny at GoGirl Cafe demonstrates the TWSBI Diamond 540.


Another great week for pen-and-paper posts! Happy reading!

JoniB at Daydreamers Welcome gives the Paper Mate InkJoy a middling grade.

Stationery Traffic explains why he hates the Lamy Safari. (If you aren’t reading this excellent UK pen blog, you should be.)

Steve at Recording Thoughts describes how he made his own leather-bound notebook.

No Pen Intended finds comfort in the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock pen.

Jamie at Hudson Valley Sketches recommends the Hero 86 fountain pen for artists.

Matthias at Bleistift pencil-spots in the Dirk Gently TV series.

Dan at Fountain Pen Geeks gets mushy over the Nakaya Piccolo Titanium fountain pen.

The Missive Maven suggests Scribble It! postcards to get kids into letter-writing.

Charles at Mr. Guilt fondly recalls his Parker Penman ink.

Oscar at The Fountain Pens offers a look at the vintage Williamson Lever Self-Filling MHR VV Clip fountain pen.

Fountain Pen Restoration reveals an awesome find: A Waterman’s Autograph Album from 1932 (unfortunately blank).

Mary at From the Pen Cup shows off her score from Target, a discounted Pilot Plumix fountain pen.

Heather at A Penchant for Paper finds the Uniball Signo DX 0.28 mm to be a bit scratchy.