- All Things Stationery compares 9 wooden pencils to discover which is the best for everyday writing. This post reminds me that there are still so many good pencils I haven't tried yet...
- Marisa describes how she uses her commonplace books. I love commonplace books, and you may want to consider them if regular journaling isn't for you.
- Ana reviews the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook in, of course, lime green. It's rather ridiculous that I haven't tried a Leuchtturm yet, as I'm pretty sure I would love it. I mean, numbered pages!
- iHanna shares a short video on making an index card collage. I've been making a collage a week this year, and my process is very similar to this.
- Tina reviews the Rhodia Rhodiarama pocket notebook and describes how she used it as a travel journal. That first photo of her filled journal looks so enticing!
- Azizah describes how to clean a fountain pen with a converter. A very helpful post if you're intimidated by pen cleaning.
- Millie reviews Monologue ruled notebooks. The tiny orange notebook in particular is adorable, although I'm not sure what someone would actually use it for. She also reviews the Pilot Kakuno fountain pen, a pen I think I should try, if only for the smiley-face on the nib.
- Mary Ann Moss samples several fountain pen inks from Goulet Pens. I love the delightful messiness of her sample page, and how the colours all go together so well.
- Mary reviews the Palomino Blackwing Pearl wooden pencil, one of the most beautiful pencils I've seen.
- The Gentleman Stationer reviews the Hitlist notebook. Best part about it - it's made in Canada! Why have I not heard of these notebooks before?
- Here's another review of the Lamy Safari, this time from The Finer Point. Apparently a monthly miscellany post is not complete without a Lamy review!
- Finally, this is not directly related to stationery, but it's a good read nonetheless: a beginner's guide to minimalism. Minimalism is not about what you don't have, but what you do have. The follow-up post on 9 ways to start living a simpler, more intentional life is also worth reading.
Friday, October 31, 2014
October Miscellany: Pencils, Commonplace Books, Minimalism
I'm catching up from my month of absence, so this miscellany is a bit longer than average. I hope that in November I'll finally get my blogging schedule fully back on track again. Thanks so much to all of you for your comments and support!