Paper and Pens

The look and feel of your favorite writing instrument is important, but even more important is the ink refill. You can have the coolest looking pen on the planet, but if it doesn't write well, it will never become your favorite pen. When you find a refill that writes well, but won't fit in the [...]

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I'm a self-proclaimed pen and notebook addict. But I don't go for ordinary pens. I like unusual ones like the ēnsso Pen UNO. I backed their Kickstarter campaign last year and now they are selling this interesting pen (and pencil) to the general public. Let's take a look. The ēnsso Pen UNO is a pen [...]

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Pokka Pen review

An essential part of anyone's EDC kit should be a pen that can easily fit in your pocket so that you'll always have it when it's needed. There are quite a pens on the market that have been designed for pocket carry, but they tend to be too expensive. No one wants to spend a lot [...]

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The Geosafari Adventure Pens from Educational Insights promote curiosity, exploration, a love of science, discovery and an early appreciation for unusual pens. There are three different pocket-sized pens that have been designed to let your little scientist go out into the world to collect and study specimens from Land, Light, and Water. The Land Adventure [...]

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CROSS is currently running a promotion called My Long Story Short... Where people tell their story of a significant moment in their life or message for someone special boiled down and captured in a few meaningful words. For some, this may be difficult or impossible but for others vividly easy. For me instead of reaching into the past, [...]

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The picture above might look like a Kindle or another eReader device, but it's not. It's the reMarkable, a tablet that has been designed especially for reading, writing and sketching. You might say "Julie, we already have tablets that can do that, they are called an iPad". You would be right... partially. You can read, [...]

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For those of us that love our gadgets, but also love or need to use pen and paper to take notes the old fashioned way, the Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook could be the link between both worlds we've been looking for. You simply take your notes on the pad with a Pilot Frixion pen, then [...]

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I have an addiction to pens, notebooks, and notebook covers, so it's a bad idea for me to surf Pinterest because I always find too many items to add to my wish lists. I can't remember if I stumbled upon Makers South notebook covers on Pinterest or elsewhere, but I do know that the moment [...]

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Moleskine has unveiled two Harry Potter Limited Edition Notebooks that have artwork and special touches that true fans will immediately recognize. There's a clothbound notebook that features the Marauder’s Map on the cover along with the inscription "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good", and the other notebook has a Patronus Charm burgundy [...]

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Most multi-tools have knives, pliers and screwdrivers, but the Rule/One "multi-tool" is a multi-tool for writing and drawing that features a removable pen that can be converted into a stylus or a lanyard, and a ruler with inches on one side and metric measurements on the other side. The Rule/One has a milled aluminum body [...]

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If you're a pocket notebook fan who likes to use Field Notes notebooks, Word notebooks or some other brand, you should take a look at the Pocket Journal Sleeve from Rickshaw Bagworks. This sleeve has been designed to hold a standard 3.5 x 5 inch pocket notebook along with your favorite writing instrument. Rickshaw makes [...]

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Field Notes alternative pocket notebook maker Word. has just announced a new set of notebooks that have covers that are inspired by topographic maps of the earth. Word. Terrain notebooks are available in three colors including orange, green and ivory. Each colored set comes with three notebooks of the same color. The 3.5 x 5.5 [...]

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I've been using a paper journal on a daily basis for the past year. I'd tried digital journals in the past, but I've always enjoyed using analog tools more than apps on my smartphone. The advantages to using a digital journal over an analog journal are the ability to archive them and the ability to [...]

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Do you get excited by notebooks and journals? If you do, you're my kind of person and you're going to be interested in these high-quality notebooks from Germany. The X17 and X47 series of notebooks may remind some people of Midori Traveler's Notebooks because they feature removable inserts. That's where the comparison ends though because [...]

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I love my smartphone, but when it comes to to-do lists, bullet journals, diaries and other note taking, I prefer a good old fashioned paper notebook. Putting a pen to paper and watching a notebook become worn as it fills with info, ideas and memories makes me smile. I'm kind of a notebook addict and [...]

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