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Diamine Inks

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I probably now have more fountain pen ink than I will ever actually manage to use in my remaining lifetime. And yet... there's always room for more, it seems.

I have a fairly wide selection of Diamine ink in my collection; probably more than any other brand. They're a great work-horse ink and they come in a range of colours at very reasonable prices. Although my (not exclusively Diamine) ink cupboard includes some real bobby-dazzler colours (like a bright pink and some sparkly versions), the ones I use for everyday writing tend to be a dark blue (like the blue-black, or the Oxford blue which is particularly nice), black, and "dried-blood red" (which is actually a lot better than it sounds!), a.k.a. oxblood to more normal people.

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My top 5 in stationery for 2020

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Well, 2020 has been a shocker, hasn't it? I'm glad to see the back of it and hoping that 2021 brings better things.

I want to end the year on a positive though, so I'm going to share with you my top 5 items of stationery from 2020. A couple are old favourites that will make the list any year; the rest are things that are new (or at least new to me) this year.

In no particular order...

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So you like fountain pens…

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

First - another reminder. Black Friday. We don’t. Cyber Monday. Nope, not that either. The best service we can give, the coolest stationery that we can find, at a fair price every day. That’s our jam.Second. A huge shout out to all the wonderful people working for Royal Mail. Despite everything that Covid throws at them, they keep on delivering. We are in awe. That said, delivery times are slower, and inconsistent. Sometimes, orders get to one part of the country next day, but take up to a week to get to another. All this to say - order early....

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Brass-necked magnificence

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

The heart of the Bauhaus principle is that form follows function, and in few niches is this more vital to follow than the making of an 'EDC' pocket pen. In crowded trouser pockets full of keys, loose change, spare masks etc. there isn't room for frippery and fancies; it just needs to work.

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Picking a pocket pen

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Most fountain pens can travel in a jacket pocket, but some of us like something so portable that it can fit into the smaller pocket of a pair of trousers. Here's a handy guide to getting started if you set out on that path.

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