Do not adjust your screens. I actually AM talking about pencils today, not pens. Don’t shoot me. BUT, I’ve found that pencils are equally as nuanced, beautiful and interesting as fountain pens. I know, I was shocked to the core too (like the pencil pun ;)?!). Sometimes, a pen just won’t cut it and the… Read More Doctor, I Need Pencil-cillin: Mega Blackwing Pencil Test!
Before we start proper, I want to say a massive HAPPY NATIONAL STATIONERY WEEK! Finally, seven days for pen, paper and pencil nerds to unite! To commemorate this wonderful event, expect to see some more unusual posts this week (and perhaps a giveaway, if you are nice to me), to represent the wide array of… Read More Tickled (p)Ink: KWZ Ink Test
Like selecting a Krispy Kreme donut, I often look at my pen collection and am totally confused as to which one to choose. There is simply TOO MUCH INKY/SUGARY CHOICE! This got me thinking…what if I have too many pens? What if I am so blinded by choice that I end up not using any… Read More Culling the Herd: Is Less, More When Collecting Fountain Pens?
The ever-fabulous Stuart at PocketNotebooks.co.uk asked if he could use my face. I agreed, as long as it wasn’t for a bank robbery, identity fraud or worse…using a ballpoint pen. THE HORROR! Luckily, he wanted me to do an unboxing video for the new and improved Pocket Notebooks subscription boxes. I had great fun tearing… Read More Boxing Clever: Pocket Notebooks Unboxing Video
Our speed dating of gorgeous pocket notebooks continues, courtesy of Stuart at PocketNotebooks.co.uk! For those of you just joining us, I’m whoring myself out to every notebook manufacturer imaginable to find the BEST mini pad for fountain pens, because Field Notes make me cry. I’m looking for something that doesn’t illicit the same emotional reaction. For… Read More The Never Ending Search Continues: The Perfect Pocket Notebook Part 2
It’s been a busy week at Nib & Muck HQ; I’ve been covered in paint, plaster and particles of all kinds as we redecorated! Thank you for your patience as blogging/Instagramming/sanity was briefly interrupted whilst I learnt how to operate power tools. Only minor injuries were inflicted. So, what have I been using this week?… Read More ToTP: Nails, Notebooks and Nerds
I love old people. They are hilarious, impart much needed wisdom and often give you more sweets than you could ever eat in a lifetime. The same cannot be said for old fountain pens. They seem scary, can be difficult to understand, and often spit (ink) at you when you touch them, like a stationery… Read More Old is the New Black: How to Buy a Vintage Fountain Pen
Just a quick one from me this Sunday, as I am hopefully soaking up the sun (or more likely pouring rain!) in Whitby with my better half. Awwww! This week’s Top of the Pen Pots is a quick run down of my travel set up/carry/EDC or whatever the cool thing to say is to describe… Read More ToTP: Traveling Set Up
I love Field Notes. As a concept that is. Cool, limited edition designs. Quirky and humorous advertising campaigns. Loadsa ruling options and even a cheeky joke or two on the back cover. Sounds like we would get on. But I want to wage inky war on the bloody paper. It is shit for fountain pens.… Read More The Never Ending Search: Fountain Pen Friendly Pocket Notebooks
If the #6penchallenge wasn’t enough for you, members of the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group decided on their own ‘Desert Island Desks’ style equivalent. The ONE PEN, ONE INK, ONE PAPER challenge! Or, select the three stationery items that you would happily use for the rest of your life if the rest of your stash… Read More ToTP: One Pen, One Ink, One Paper Challenge