A throwback to a post from last May reviewing the Lamy 2000.Read More
Honestly, I have no idea how the time has gone so fast. I’ve been completely swamped with work projects, business trips and family stuff. But still, I’m enjoying my fountain pens and, in particular, looking back at pen + ink combinations from my sultry August line-up.Read More
Soon after I posted my review of the Lamy Lx (which admittedly was quite a few weeks now), my friend Dries from the Pencilcase Blog asked me:
How's the inside of the case, does it hug the pen or does the Lx sit loosely inside?
It’s a very good question that led me to realize that I should have spent a little more time looking at the case itself in the original review.Read More
October came and went in a flash! With the Scriptus pen showthis past Sunday and yesterday being Halloween, I didn't have much time to prepare my pen + ink combos for November. Without further ado, here they are...Read More
October has been fairly light in terms of travel but duty called. This time the duties as a hockey mom which involved going with my son and his team to the city of Kitchener for a hockey tournament. Originally this was supposed to be a 3 day trip but cut short by the sad reality that our team did not make it into the final day of the tournament. On a positive note, it gave me an opportunity to plan another pen + ink load out.
Apart from my must-bring Hobo and TN, I wanted to bring whatever pens and paper I could fit inside a larger case. The case I had in mind was the A5 sized Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. I was expecting to travel a lot from rink to rink and I wanted a self-contained writing tool kit that I could bring along.Read More
The Lamy Al-Star and it’s entry-level sibling, the Lamy Safari are part of most fountain pen users' pen journeys. If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you may have noticed that [two Lamy Al-Stars] frequently make appearances: 2014 Special Edition Blue Green and the 2015 Special Edition Copper Orange.
I have yet to do reviews for the Al-Stars but they are on the list. Straight-up, I love them. I find the moulded grip comfortable. The shape of the barrel is sleek and modern. I love the way they write.
With this being the 50th anniversary of Lamy Bauhaus design, and being a Lamy aficionado, I was excited to see what Lamy had in store for us. Prior to the reveal, I had put the Lamy 2000 50th anniversary pen on my [wish list]. After the reveal I adopted a “wait and see” approach on the Lamy 2000. I was, however, attracted to the Lamy Lx.
So, when the pens hit the shelves at [Wonder Pens], I think 1-2 weeks before our friends to the south, I put an order in for the rose gold version of the Lamy Lx. They also come in ruthenium, palladium and gold colours.
This is not intended to be a detailed review of the Lamy Lx but rather, a quick comparison of the Lamy Lx with the Al-Star.Read More
One week after returning from my trip to Philly, I was off to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for a conference. I barely unpacked but gave some thought to my pen and stationery carry for this 2 day trip. Once again, I dipped into my September pen & ink line-up for this outing. This is what I brought.Read More
Some family matters took me to Philly again last weekend.I expected to be busy and not have a lot of down time for playing with pens.Still, I brought along some essentials.This is what I brought.Read More
It’s the unofficial end of summer. The weather is cooler and days are shorter. My little guy is ready for a new school year. It’ll be back to normal routines both at home and work. I echo this sentiment with this a new pen and ink line-up.Read More
This summer is going by fast and September is just around the bend. With this in mind, I thought I would ease into the season of restraint and routines with a look back at this Lamy 2000 and Diamine Onyx Black combination.Read More
Picking up from the purple ink theme that started last week with Noodler's Purple Martin, this week I'm looking back on Diamine Amazing Amethyst. It's another another ink which I had only got as a sample.
Pen: Lamy Al-Star LE Blue Green 1.1
Ink: Diamine Amazing Amethyst
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
After coming home from my annual family cottage vacation, I barely got my luggage unpacked before repacking for a short trip to Philadelphia. A few days was for working but there was a little time for sightseeing too.
Since this would be shorter trip I decided to pack lightly in terms of writing instruments and stationery especially since I was intending NOT to check any baggage.Read More
I headed off for my annual family cottage vacation a few days before the end of July. It was a hectic last week before I left so there wasn't time for me to switch to August ink fillings, plus, many of the pens inked up in July were 'not quite' used up. So, I did what any reasonable pen and ink addict with do in this circumstance...I packed up all my July pens, my planned August pens and all the ink I could find that was in plastic bottles or vials. These are think pairings I ended up with.
I love ink and I love chocolate. So, Diamine Chocolate Brown is right up my alley. Too bad it doesn't smell like chocolate. I have no idea if it tastes like chocolate. Unlike [Azizah], I have no appetite for tasting ink.
Pen:Lamy Studio Wild Rubin 14k EF
Ink: Diamine Chocolate Brown
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid