The reintroduction of a previously prominent name in the fountain pen business of yesteryear seems to be a trend as of late.I guess with enough money, those famous names that fell by the roadside can be brought back to life. :) One of those names is Conklin. It was started by Roy Conklin in 1898 after the invention of the Crescent Filler fountain pen a year earlier. The company survived until it folded in 1949. The current incarnation is owned by the Yafa Pen Company. They are the company behind Monteverde pens. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Conklin, Duragraph, Fountain pen, ink, inktronicsblog, review
Tags: case, ipad, izip, Leather, review, thisisground, urbanwrist
Urban Wrist – iZip iPad Wallet
I first heard of Urban Wrist on Instagram. I saw a picture of an iPad case in leather that I had initially thought was an “This Is Ground” Mod-Mini. (http://thisisground.com/collections/mod) Upon close inspection I quickly discovered it was not. After some questions on Instagram were answered, I placed my order. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: DUDE, Fountain pen, fountainpen, iridium, Japan, nib, OHTO, review
The OHTO Dude
The OHTO Dude is a six sided aluminum pen that looks a bit understated and industrial. The clip looks to be high polished steel that is tight but still springy. The barrel end is rounded compared to the hexagonal main portion. The finials are highly polished and reflective on both ends. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: cursive, cursivelogic, Kickstarter, news, penrest
Today I have a couple of links to KickStarter campaigns that are pretty cool.
The first is by David Frieslander out of the UK. It is a pen rest called “The Pen Rest”. It is a unique stackable design that can grow with your collection or with your bank balance, depending on how you look at it. They are made of anodized aluminum and when you get a few of these going , look super cool. If you need a place to rest your weary pen, look into this one.
The next campaign is for a cursive learning project by Linda Shrewsbury called “Cursive Logic”. I am lucky enough to live in a state that refuses to accept the Common Core Standards initiative. That is a story for another time and place. All my daughters were taught cursive writing. My youngest probably has the most interest in it as she asks me often how to do certain letters “fancier”. Cursive Logic aims to teach cursive writing in a fast and easy to learn method developed by Linda and is even endorsed by a neuroscientist. You must hurry on this one as there is only 8 days left!
In a world where writing with pen and paper is considered a lost and antiquated art, I just thought I would post some links with information related to everything hand written!