Author: corinnel

A Tale of Three Blue Pens, or How A Hack Gone Wrong Went Right

A Tale of Three Blue Pens, or How A Hack Gone Wrong Went Right

For those of you who are fans of Retro51 rollerball pens, you’re likely aware of the hacks available to use an off-brand refill in these pens. Ana over at Well-Appointed Desk has a guide to these refills, along with links to other resources. I’m here 

Unboxing the Write Notepads & Co. Classic Hardcover Notebook

Unboxing the Write Notepads & Co. Classic Hardcover Notebook

After a few months of waiting, I finally unboxed – more like unwrapped, really – the Classic Hardcover notebook in blue from Write Notepads & Co (WNP). This is a fantastic notebook with paper that loves all sorts of writing tools, from pencil to fountain 

Supporting Black-Owned Pen/Stationery Businesses & Black Voices in the Pen Community

Supporting Black-Owned Pen/Stationery Businesses & Black Voices in the Pen Community

  Now through July 5, I will be sharing content on Pensplaining social media accounts from black-owned businesses in the pen/stationery niche: makers of pens, ink, stationery, notebooks, planners and desk accessories black-owned shops (online and B&M) that carry pen/stationery products The content will include 

How to Eyedropper Fill a Fountain Pen

How to Eyedropper Fill a Fountain Pen

What you’ll need: A clean fountain pen that does not have any holes in the barrel – I used a Nemosine Singularity 0.8 stub nib fountain pen in this how-to video. Cotton swabs. Clean syringe – many pen/stationery retailers have blunt-tip syringe sets available that 

Speed Dating with Pens: Visconti Breeze

Speed Dating with Pens: Visconti Breeze

Pen: Visconti Breeze, fine nib Ink: Waterman Tender Purple Paper: Write Notepads & Co. Dot Grid Notebook Many thanks to Coles of London for providing the Visconti Breeze for an objective, impartial review.