SlimNote pocket notebook review

SlimNote pocket notebooks are handmade by Tiny TOE Press. They are 3.5 by 5 inches, 50 pages, plain except for the rather mad hex set. Thus very pocketable and lovely. The paper is reasonably friendly to fountain pens. As the samples show, there is a little feathering and bleeding with[…]

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Rhodia No. 16 Block Notepad review

Rhodia is pretty much standard issue for anyone who takes an interest in fountain pens. In fact, since I wrote this review and queued it up, Gourmet Pens and A Fool With A Pen both published much better reviews of the same paper. So much better, in fact, that I[…]

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Calepino Large Notebooks review and giveaway

I am, it is safe to say, a huge fan of Calepino notebooks. They look great, the small sized ones are a good price, they’re durable and the paper is fantastic. I use them all time: for work, for a pocket book, to write down three-plus-one good things each day,[…]

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Davis Leatherworks Notebook Covers

It’s possible to spend a lot of money on a leather notebook cover but why do that when you can get a beautiful cover from Davis Leatherworks for less than the price of a fancy bottle of ink? You won’t find any covers more beautiful than these no matter how[…]

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Calepino notebooks review

It’s hard to deny that Calepino notebooks are rather similar to Field Notes notebooks. They are the same size, have almost identical cardboard covers and even claim an ‘authentically inspired by artisans’ kind of origin story. Field Notes came first. Feel free to draw your own conclusions. Whatever your feelings[…]

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