My desk is not nice enough to do justice to the Galen desk pad

I want to have an Instagrammable desk, I really do. Quirky objets d'art. Small pot plants, maybe a cactus. A steaming cup of green tea. Casually brilliant planner spreads. The kind of space that's perfect for a flat-lay pocket dump. Zoom out, pan back: a city view with perfect sunlight streaming through gossamer blinds. An … Continue reading My desk is not nice enough to do justice to the Galen desk pad

Is a Sailor Special Nib worth it? Hands on with the Naginata Cross Concord

Sailor's so-called Special Nibs -- ranging from the subtle Naginata-Togi to the absurd King Eagle -- have a storied history. They were unavailable for a few years, and relaunched just a couple of years ago with much higher prices and a new pen body format. Only recently has it been possible to buy one online; … Continue reading Is a Sailor Special Nib worth it? Hands on with the Naginata Cross Concord

Admiring small, but perfectly formed, collections: 10 pen addicts to follow on Instagram

Some folks have huge or ever-changing pen collections. It’s easy to be impressed by racks of Oldwins... https://www.instagram.com/p/CBMtUC-jjow/ ...endless lines of incredible Montblanc LEs... https://www.instagram.com/p/B_p7WoNjyrX/ or even perfect palettes of Sailor Pro Gears... https://www.instagram.com/p/B-el7XTj4jk/ But I find myself drawn to those with small but diverse and perfectly formed collections — whether it’s five, ten or … Continue reading Admiring small, but perfectly formed, collections: 10 pen addicts to follow on Instagram