Back in January, I visited the Los Angeles International Pen Show, saw the sights, met some friends, and spent some money. It is there where I met two gentlemen from Karas Kustoms, and came home with a shiny new Fountain K, a bold but minimally designed fountain pen made with tough and durable materials. Its … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Fountain K Review
“I love pens, but I’ll never be that guy that spends $100 on one.” – Me, about a year ago. I still fee like that guy, for the most part. I’ve gained a strong understanding and respect for the scope of pens available at every level of investment. Well, this year I got a bonus … Continue reading The Render K by Karas Kustoms
There comes a point in every pen enthusiast’s life when the built-in sleeves of a messenger bag just don’t cut it anymore. When that moment comes, NockCo is here for you. It started with a kick. Back in 2013, Brad Dowdy of The Pen Addict Podcast & Blog and Jeff Bruckwicki of Project of Seamster decided … Continue reading The Sinclair, by Nock Co.
I've been waiting for an opportunity to visit a pen show for a while now. As luck would have it, the Los Angeles International Pen Show is hosted just a short drive down the freeway. LA Pen Show Basics The LA Pen show has been an annual event since 1989 and is one of only … Continue reading The LA Pen Show, in a nutshell.
After a particularly expensive and exhausting holiday season, I've decided to take a brief detour back to the foundation of this blog; pen and paper reviews on a budget. With that in mind, I picked up some new Pilot refills from JetPens in the hopes of finding a comfortable fine-line pen. THE RESULTS MAY SHOCK … Continue reading Get to the (needle)Point
My 29th year was a bit of a rough patch, let me explain. A little under a year ago, I was in a rut. The company I'd worked with for close to 5 years was going under. My prospective job opportunities looked less than desirable. And the politics of a messy election season had just begun … Continue reading Looking Back, Moving Forward
A few months ago I was inspired by the endorsements of the Pen Addict and Art Supply Posse podcasts to sign up for an Art Snacks subscription. The initial box was a birthday gift for my creative girlfriend but we decided to keep the subscription for a while and share the contents. I used to subscribe … Continue reading Alvin + ArtSnacks Drafting Pencil
I was on the fence about Lamy for a long while, and I was leaning in the other direction to be perfectly honest. Looking at the pen online and reading other reviews, the pen seemed great, but bland.
Goulet Pens Giveaways #mondaymatchupgiveaway Because who doesn't like free stuff?
"Life is too short to carry an ugly pen." - Retro 1951 That's the line that sold me on the Retro 1951 Tornado a few years ago. A classic looking simple pen that, at the time, was the most expensive pen I had ever considered buying at a daunting twenty dollars. I used it for a while, … Continue reading Retro 1951: My First Grown-Up Pen