Notebook Paper: How To Spot High-Quality Paper. This is a great informative post from our friends at paperblanks! A must read!
We enjoy having different types of notebooks readily available for any type of occasion. There’s a true trusty travel companion that tends to accompany us everywhere (we think you already know which one that is, the T.N.) but for specific opportunities we like to opt for something a little harder, in this case, the Tops Royale Hard Cover Notebook.
Let’s start off by saying that this notebook can deliver one heck of a bang for your buck. The hard cover notebook has a beautiful durable black cover and comes with a black ribbon marker. Each page has a labeling box to easily organize projects by date. They come with 96 sheets per book and are stocked with 20lb white paper. Below you’ll see some of our note taking which was taken with a Kaweco Sport Fountain pen with blue ink. Virtually no transparency to the back page after writing so we were happy about that. Oh and get this, we paid a little over $10 for this notebook! This is a nice workhorse notebook that can take a beating and available for a great price.
We just received our Midroi Brass Ballpoint Pen and we must say it’s a beauty. It instantly feels so nostalgic like something that perhaps has been handed down from your great grandfather. And to think that with age it will look even better. We can’t wait to say the least!
The Midori Brass ballpoint pen is inspired from old WWI bullet pens that were basically manufactured from real bullet casings. The Midori one you see here is a little similar but unique in it’s own right. Each pen comes in two parts, the top brass part and the bottom part is where the actual pen is held. You can refill the pen part with refillable ink inserts after easily twisting off the tip end near the ballpoint area. (inserts are sold separately)
I love having the ability to use it in “writing format” and if I want to minimize the size to ease use of transporting, I can easily flip the pen back inside the brass cap and shrink the size. With the pen out and attached to the cap it measures approx. 5.5”. With the pen inside the cap it measures a tad over 3.75”. The pen itself has a very fine point and writes smooth enough to quickly fall in love with. We can’t wait for our new pen addition to start wearing it’s aged vintage colors that brass is so well known for.
The only drawback we could say this pen has was the packaging itself. After being spoiled with the packaging from the Midori Traveler’s Notebook and the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen, we realized that perhaps this is the one small and only unappealing characteristic of the pen. In conclusion, we recommend adding this classic pen to your collection!
Gepetto’s Pencil Sharpener
This is a really creative pencil sharpener sold by a company that we just happened to stumble on, Monkey Business. Aside from other interesting lifestyle gifts, they have a nice desktop & office section. Many different artists contribute efficient yet affordable designs. This particular one was designed by Avichai Tadmor. We love it the products and idea behind this company!
We’re thinking of getting our own personal custom letterhead to use as thank you notes etc. We saw these from Page Stationary and we must say they look just dandy! Letterpress has an authentic feel of sincerity that feels wonderful, even more so when coupled with quality paper. Find even more options after the jump…
This is the Jon Contino Utility Notebook by doane paper. Although we haven’t got our hands on some of these yet we must say they look fantastic. We love how the paper in their notebooks is both lined and grid. You must check it out! Purchase this and more at their website.