Category: interview

Behind a Kickstarter campaign: An interview with Kevin Hayes of Blank Forces

23 November 2014 By ian

Kevin Hayes, also known as Blank Forces, has a very interesting Kickstarter campaign going at the moment. The EDC Ink is a keychain pen made from stainless steel and brass that uses D1 refills. It’s available in two sizes and a range of fascinating finishes. I need to stress that I haven’t tried one of […]

An Interview with Ross Adams of Pure Pens (plus a giveaway)

3 June 2014 By ian

Ross Adams has two excellent online stores, based in the UK but delivering all over the world. Pelikan Pens has been selling Pelikan pens for nine years. Pure Pens has a wider range of all kinds of pens. Pure Pens is just about the only place in the UK where you can find Noodler’s Inks. […]

An Interview with John Twiss of Twiss Pens

26 April 2014 By ian

John Twiss makes a huge variety of very beautiful custom pens. His Twitter stream is a constant source of loveliness and temptation. (I am still talking about pens, by the way.) Before reading this very interesting interview, take some time to look through John’s site and see what wonderful work he does. Also, check back […]

SlimNote Interview and Giveaway

4 February 2014 By ian

SlimNote notebooks are rather lovely little notebooks, as I explained in my review. As well as being rather lovely little notebooks, they are, each and every one of them, carefully made by hand. This is a splendid thing and so, obviously, I wanted to find out more. Michael, one half of Tiny Toe Press, maker […]

An Interview and Giveaway with Chris Davis of Davis Leatherworks

14 December 2013 By ian

Anyone who’s followed this site for more than a few minutes will know I have a great fondness for Davis Leatherworks’ notebook covers. They are simple and functional and they are oh so beautiful. Often we buy these lovely handmade products and know nothing about the people who make them. Being the nosy person I am, […]