2020 in Inky Review Part 2 - Market Trends
By the time I finished gushing over our communities and my own instruments of ink destruction, I realized how long the first post was getting. So, in a first, I’ve split my year-end review into two parts. Now, on to the market trends as I observed them! Paper Let’
2020 in Inky Review Part 1: Personal Trends and Collection
Well, that was a year, wasn’t it? It certainly wasn’t how any of us planned it panning out, so thank God we have our analog and digital diversions to keep what little bits of sanity we could salvage. Last year’s recap was full of hopeful optimism about
How Do You Use Your: Nock Sinclair?
Sitting quietly in a beach house seems like the perfect place to write a little bit about my favorite stationery carrying case: the Nock Co. Sinclair [https://nockco.com/cases/sinclair]. First and foremost, while it may be advertised as a three pen case, I can probably count the number
How Do You Use Your...Hippo Noto?
One of my favorite things about pen meetups and shows is seeing how everyone uses different notebooks. You’ll see pocket notebooks, big pads of paper, and all manner of places to write in between. It always leads to great discussion around how people use their different kinds of notebooks.
Points of Interest: Fire on Fire Edition
It's happened: Brad Dowdy from the Pen Addict [penaddict.com] has finally released his first ink collaboration with Robert Oster, and it's called Fire on Fire [https://www.penaddict.com/shop/fireonfire]. As expected, people went nuts for it, myself included. Brad is a great guy, and definitely an "influencer"
Points of Interest: InCoWriMo Edition
It's InCoWriMo time again! I've written in the past [https://loopedsquare.ink/incowrimo-2018/] about my experiences doing InCoWriMo, so I won't be writing about it this year. I won't be going for the every day challenge this year, but I'm going to do some letter writing here and there. Anyway,
Points of Interest - Escape from Wisconsin Edition
Sunday night I flew to Chicago and then drove to Milwaukee for what was supposed to be a quick day of meetings, with a flight home on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, it turns out that I flew right in front of a winter storm, so I didn't get home until late
Points of Interest: 1/12 - 1/18
Null Refill: A synthetic paper for ink lovers [https://www.fudefan.com/2019/01/null-refill/] - The Fude Fan I’m incredibly jealous of anyone who gets easy access to Japan’s vibrant stationery market. Even with the strides that have been made in bringing stuff from there to America,
Points of Interest: 1/5 - 1/11
It’s Philadelphia Pen Show [https://philadelphiapenshow.com/] weekend! Pictures are already starting to fly across Instagram, and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. I won’t be in attendance, so I’ll be living vicariously through the pictures. Gotta start saving my pennies for
Weekly Roundup: 12/31 - 1/4
I love going through what others found interesting in their browsing around the web. Even if I follow the majority of the same sites as someone else, their commentary or choice of links always provides something to read. So, I thought it was time to get one of these roundups