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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The Paper Series: Eccolo Penny for Your Thoughts Notebook

I have used a lot of pocket notebooks. But most of the time, being a fountain pen enthusiast and a pocket notebook enthusiast is inherently at odds with itself. A pocket notebook needs to be portable, durable, and the paper needs to be quick drying so that you can jot something in the notebook and throw it right back into your pocket. For fountain pen ink to have that character that I love so much, paper tends to need to be the opposite. I’ve tried a lot of pocket…

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Baltimore Pen Show 2018 Recap

The Baltimore Pen Show was this past weekend, and I officially have a favorite pen show. Over the past few years, I’ve hit a decent number of pen shows on the East Coast, and Baltimore is a firm favorite now. When I went last year, I was still fairly new to pen shows in general, as well as the fountain pen hobby, so I was still feeling out just what this pen stuff was all about. But now that I have additional perspective, I can see the care that…

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