Posts Tagged: Stationery

Faber-Castell Ondoro Review

Last week was National Stationery Week here in the UK. During this joyous week of celebration of paper, pencil, pen and ink I was contacted by the delightfully named Anna Rainbow from The Pen Company asking if I would like to review one of their items. It would have been rude to say no. After chatting for a while we settled on the dramatic looking Faber-Castell Ondoro fountain pen, which was duly despatched. Having now had the chance to use the pen for a week or so I can now share my thoughts with you. Design It was the unique and striking design of the Ondoro that originally attracted me to it, and it doesn’t disappoint in real life. The body of the pen is hexagonal, something more commonly found in a pencil than a fountain pen. I chose the black and silver version of the Ondoro; the contrast between the cap and the body adds to the striking lookContinue Reading ›

How A Pencil Is Made

I’ve owned stupidly expensive fountain pens, I’ve tried all kinds of roller gel ball pen things, I’ve used pens that can write upside down and underwater, but none come close to the simple perfection of a wood case pencil. I didn’t realise quite so much went into making them however.

Thank You The Paperie

Look a this lovely prize that the splendid people at The Paperie sent me. To mark the latest Field Notes release they had a competition on Twitter; first to reply with their first name would win a Field Notes notebook personalised with that first name. For once I was in the right place at the right time, and won by just a few seconds. I was expecting just the personalised notebook so to receive the whole pack plus a pack of Field Note pencils, a personal favourite, was a lovely surprise. I’ve been buying my stationery from The Paperie for a while now, and I highly recommend them.