The Paper Series: Life Airmail Letter Pad Review

“What was that paper you used in your last letter?!” was a common refrain over InCoWriMo. As I mentioned in my post about the month, my primary paper for letter writing in February was Life’s Airmail Letter Pad. I had thought it was a fairly well known paper, but it was quickly apparent that lots of people had never seen it. So, a review is in order. To best explain what airmail paper is, we need to have a bit of a history lesson. In the early 20th century,…

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Paperblanks Holographic Mini Notebook Review

I have a confession to make. I stereotype notebooks, and it can make me overlook really good products that are out in the market. I tend to focus on Japanese-made products, because their aesthetic and quality appeals to me, with a smattering of products made in the US to round things out. So, when Lisa Vanness from Vanness Pens handed me a Paperblanks notebook to review at the Baltimore Pen Show, I didn’t have high hopes. The Moleskine-style, hard covers and plethora of designs reminded me of the Stifflexible…

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My Hobonichi Setup

A few different people have asked me how I’m using my Hobonichi Planner lately, so I thought it might finally be time for a blog post about it. I got my Hobonichi as a Christmas present this year, and started using it on the first of year. Since then, I’ve used my Hobonichi almost every day in, what I think is a fairly unique way. A big part of the “Hobonichi Community” that you find on Instagram focuses on using a Hobonichi for artistic purposes, but I’ve…

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The Paper Series: Delfonics Rollbahn Memo Pad Review

I have a real soft spot for spiral notebooks. There’s something so satisfying about watching the notebook get thinner and thinner as I tear pages out to leave notes around or toss a scrap page towards the trash can. Sure, a spiral binding gets bent up if you throw it in a bag, and your hand often ends up doing that weird hover thing as you try to avoid the discomfort of resting on the rings, but that’s part of the fun of it. So when Lisa from…

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The Paper Series: Write Correspondence Pad Review

When a craftsman is proud of what they made, it shows in the product. So when Chris Rothe from Write Notepads showed up at the BWI Pen Show excited to unveil a new product, I knew I would need to take a look. Chris revealed the first of Write’s “Test Kitchen” products: the TK V1.001 Correspondence Notepad. Write’s Test Kitchen products are planned to be a line of products that Write is playing around with, to see if it’s something they want to do long term.…

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