Category Archives: Stationery

Pen Review: Sakura Ballsign Knock Gel Pen (0.6 mm 5-Color Metallic Set)

Of all the gel pens currently available, the Sakura Ballsign Knock gel pens are not frequently mentioned. However, there is no good reason that these pens are not mentioned more frequently. Pentel, Uni, and Pilot are all regularly discussed but Sakura is only mentioned in regards to their Gelly Roll collection. So, let me remind […]

Link Love: A Moment…

This week, under our blanket of snow and frozen temps, leaves me feeling a little melancholy. Being isolated at home and cold and grey… this whole pandemic is definitely taking its toll. If like me, you need something to lift your spirits, check out the comparison review from Parka Blogs comparing Crayola Crayons to Caran […]

Fountain Pen Review: Venvstas Carbon-T Fountain pen

I’m always interested in modern pens, so when the chance came up to review the Venvstas Carbon-T Fountain Pen (€123.14 or $149 from Appelboom), I took it! Venvstas is manufactured in Italy and their Carbon Collection is made up of several instruments designed in “a consistent minimal approach… [in] materials, function and details.” Indeed the […]

Pen Review: Ohto Rays Flash Dry Gel Pen (0.5 mm Olive Body)

I’ve been binging on the TV series Endeavour on Amazon Prime the last few weeks and I immediately noticed that Inspector Morse continually uses a Parker Jotter to make notes in his not-entirely-period-accurate pocket Moleskine. Regardless of the slight period inaccuracies, I was getting itchy to use a classic Parker-style Jotter. Along comes the Ohto […]