Will you be backing Ben Walsh Design’s ‘Gravitas’ Kickstarter?

Update: the project is live. It’s called ‘Gravitas’. It's been ages since I backed a pen project on Kickstarter. I used to back loads of stuff: folding keyboards, GPS devices, knives and multitools, and, yes, pens. But I got sick of waiting 18 months or more for a pledge to be delivered (if they delivered … Continue reading Will you be backing Ben Walsh Design’s ‘Gravitas’ Kickstarter?

“Irreconcilable differences”, or five types of pen people to avoid at all costs

I am proud of how friendly and welcoming the fountain pen and stationery community is. And in my own stationery usage, I pride myself on having a (fairly) open mind. I can see the beauty in a plain black pen or one in bright swirly resin. I see the practical value of a simple converter, … Continue reading “Irreconcilable differences”, or five types of pen people to avoid at all costs