The Galen Sketch Box is really intended for artists. I'm certainly no artist, of any stripe. But I do frequently write away from my desk, and not always in notebooks. When writing with loose sheets of Tomoe, especially using guide sheets, I have often been frustrated trying to keep them in place on a normal … Continue reading Review: the Galen Leather Sketch Box
Just this week I ordered two more Schon P6s. When I'm ruthless about managing the rest of my collection, pocket pens can be a bit of a sideline vice for me. I know I'm not alone. They're inexpensive and fun. These tiny pens don't sit well in regular pen cases, for obvious reasons: pocket pens … Continue reading Where do you keep your pocket pens when they’re not in your pocket? Galen has the answer.
Lots of notebooks claim to be 'lay flat'. In most cases, that means 'doesn't shut itself if you take your hand off the page'. In the case of the Galen Leather Notebook (the 'Everyday Book'), 'lay flat' means exactly what it says. Even from new, with no break in, and whatever page you open it … Continue reading Galen’s Tomoe Leather Notebook wins the limbo contest
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
Long-time readers of this blog may remember my reports on the Galen Leather Writing Box: its unique concept, its problems with warping, and its redesigned replacement. I’m pleased to say that over the past year, the Writing Box has held up perfectly and it still sees daily use as a lapdesk for journalling and for … Continue reading Carry in style with the Galen Medic Bag
Update 13th July 2018: Galen got in touch with me after I posted this review. They've painstakingly redesigned the box, again, and are going to send me a third one. I'm impressed both with their transparency and their commitment to standing by their product: Just read your review again. You are very right with all … Continue reading The Galen Writing Box is a warped wonder
It's been quiet here on UKFP for the past couple of weeks. Part of that is simply down to the day job — I've been working long hours and have had a few other things on my plate too, like buying an absolute ton of vinyl. But I have some vaguely pen-related news to share. … Continue reading Snippets: Galen, Omega, and keeping it small
It's been a truly wonderful week for new arrivals landing on my desk. Sheaffer Legacy Heritage I'll review this separately in due course, but I wanted to get some of my excitement out before I burst. I've always thought that Sheaffer's inlaid nibs were pretty, but never picked one up. I'm kicking myself now. The … Continue reading New arrivals: Sheaffer Legacy, Montblanc Red Fox, Galen Writing Box and more