Stillman and Birn sketchbook review on The Well-Appointed Desk

Tina Koyama recently reviewed the Stillman and Birn Nova series beige paper sketchbook on The Well-Appointed Desk. Tina is a long-time fan of Stillman and Birn sketchbooks and was especially curious to check out this notebook after the announcement that Stillman and Birn had been acquired by Clairefontaine Rhodia (which is part of the same […]

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Writing Wednesday: Jet Pens Top Fountain Pen Ink Releases of 2019

We at Exaclair were thrilled that our J Herbin Kyanite du Nepal fountain pen ink made the short list of Jet Pens Top Fountain Pen Ink Releases of 2019! You can watch the video of the descriptions of all the inks that made their list here: Kyanite du Nepal is a vibrant blue ink with […]

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Writing Wednesday: Goulet Inksploration with Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink

Katie at Goulet Pens recently did an Inksploration review of Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink. In her review, Katie said: Vert Amazone reminds me of a walk through the woods, which is one of my happy places! I also love rich, vibrant inks and this one checked off both of those boxes for me. She […]

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Quo Vadis Habana Notebook Durability

Journaljoy recently did a video showing her filled Quo Vadis Habana notebook that she used as her journal for her morning pages. Even after several trips and frequent use, her Habana still looks great! You can see her video here. The Quo Vadis Habana notebooks are elegant with fountain pen friendly, archival paper and lay-flat […]

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Writing Wednesday: Gift guides for writers and stationery lovers

If you are looking for gift ideas for the writers, fountain pen users, calligraphers, and/ or stationery lovers on your list, check out these gift guides! These are all done by people who have seen a lot of stationery and really know their stuff. The Gentleman Stationer recommends Clairefontaine Triomphe stationery and G. Lalo correspondence […]

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Notebook Stories reviews the Quo Vadis Life Journal Infinite

If you have any interest in notebooks and you don’t already read Notebook Stories, you should. This long-running blog has notebook reviews, articles about famous people’s notebooks, advice on how to best use your notebooks, and more. Nifty, the author of Notebook Stories, recently reviewed the Quo Vadis Life Journal Infinite, which is an undated […]

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Amanda Fleet’s favorite pocket notebook: Clairefontaine 1951

Author Amanda Fleet recently did a post at Nero’s Notes revealing her favorite pocket notebook: the Clairefontaine 1951 collection! She lists the reasons why she loves these notebooks so much, including the amazing paper that works well with all her writing utensils of choice. And she loves the covers: There’s something delightfully retro about the […]

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Writing Wednesday: Inkophile reviews Herbin Vert de Gris ink

Inkophile recently did an excellent review of Herbin Vert de Gris ink. Vert de Gris is one of the Herbin Jewel of Ink colors, and is based on the lovely grey/ green patina that appears on aging copper. In the review she describes the color as “a deep, dark teal” and shows writing samples of […]

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Goulet Pens Inksploration Featuring Herbin Kyanite du Nepal

Lydia at Goulet Pens did an Inksploration featuring the new Herbin Anniversary ink Kyanite du Nepal. She really explored this ink in depth and detail! She did a full review of the ink including flow, drying time, shading and shimmer, etc. She did writing samples, smear tests, drip tests and more. She used it on […]

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