The Paper Series: Nanuk Stationery Red Stitch Notebook Review

At the DC Pen Show last year, I picked up a gorgeous notebook at the Vanness Pens table. It was stitch bound with a bright red thread, and it was a different size than all of the other notebooks at the table. I was immediately struck, but alas, I had already spent more than my budget, so I sadly set the notebook back down and went about my day. So imagine my delight when I stumbled across the Red Stitch Nanuk Notebook again while I was browsing through the Kinokuniya…

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InCoWriMo 2018

It’s that time of the year again: InCoWriMo starts tomorrow! If you’re looking for an excuse to sit down and play with paper, pens, or pencils, International Correspondence Writing Month is one of the best ways to do that. The premise is pretty simple: during the month of February, you write one letter each day. Last year was the first year that I participated, and it’s a fun challenge. I didn’t complete all 28 letters last year, but I had a great time with the ones…

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The Paper Series - Pilot Letter Pad

With InCoWriMo coming up, it seems like a good time to talk about a letter pad that I picked up recently. While I was in Texas, I stopped by the Kinokuniya in Carrollton, and I saw that they had the Pilot “Super Quality Paper for Fountain Pen” A4 letter pad in stock. I’ve been curious about this letter pad, but the price when buying it online has always given me some pause. However, I had some letters to send while I was in Texas, so I went ahead and…

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The Paper Series - Our Story Begins A4 Notebook

With as much paper as I’ve tried and touched, I can usually have an idea of how a notebook will perform almost as soon as I touch it. When you’re looking for a fountain pen friendly notebook, you’re usually looking for a tightly formulated paper, and the paper should feel smooth. If the texture feels loose or coarse, that usually leads to a more absorbent paper, which means feathering and bleed through. And even if it holds up to the feathering, you tend to lose any shading…

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My Journaling Setup

Recently, someone asked me if I kept a journal. When I answered that I actually keep multiple journals, they seemed a bit surprised and said that they just didn’t think they could build the habit to journal. So I thought it might be useful to write up a post on how I journal, perhaps to encourage others and show that while it’s tough to build the habit, it doesn’t have to be complicated. I started journaling a little over two years ago when my dad gave me…

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