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Düller Memo Pad

An unexpected local find, the Düller Memo Pad. An elongated notepad, the paper features a dotted grid. The cover is a very nice forest green. Shown here with a Düller Dietrich Lubs fountain pen:

Stabilo bionic worker

This is a pencil blog, not a marker blog, but I’m still happy that Quo Vadis Canada sent some samples of the Stabilo bionic worker this way. Well, I’m calling it a marker, but it is officially a “liquid ink roller ball”. And I’m not sure if it is the brand that was used by [...]

Caran d’Ache 45 multipen

This post continues on two other articles about vintage multipencils. (The Faber-Castell 33/78 four colour pencil and the Caran D’ache Tricolor.) I mentioned their quality construction, as well as the relative complexity of their mechanisms. Well, I got further with them than I did with the Caran d’Ache 45. The 45 was advertised online as [...]

Stationery Magazine

I can’t read much of it, yet it seems to speak very well to many interests of mine. Red and blue pencils, leadholders, quirky office accessories – they’re all here, and featured prominently. The magazine is in Japanese, with about 150 glossy pages crammed full of photos of woodcase pencils, mechanical pencils, leadholders, erasers, sharpeners, [...]

Lamy Safari Fountain Pen/Ballpoint Pen set

There may be hundreds of reviews of the Lamy Safari out on the net. I agree with their general sentiment: the Lamy Safari is an excellent pen in and of itself, and one of the best overall values in fountain pens today. I have a Pelikano Junior that’s also doing extremely well, but it’s new [...]

Draplin Design Co. Factory Floor Issue Longhand Set

I just received a Draplin Design Co. Factory Floor Issue Longhand Set. It’s like an early Hallowe’en loot bag for stationery/design lovers. The shop floor never looked so good. The set included: Field Notes ruler Field Notes sharpener Field Notes notebooks Draplindustries carpenter pencils Draplin round pencil Draplindustries ballpont pen Draplin Sharpie Draplin Mini-Sharpie Draplin [...]