Sunday, May 16, 2010

My new pen-crush

The Pilot Q-7. Ok, so I've never been shy about my love affair with Pilot, but crikey, this pen is the new official Nirvana of pens for me. It has the same wonderful feel of the G2, only slightly lighter, but the thing that really makes it awesome is the needle point. It writes with all the beauty of the G2, but with a needle point. I haven't made a big trip to a pen-store in a while, so I'm not sure how long this has been out, but I snagged mine at Kinko's the other evening on a late-night print run. These pens have snagged my new top-spot from Muji.

My new favorite paper/pen-related site is the DIY Planner. They have all kinds of templates of planners/notebooks/etc. Hubby has built an entire planner from the templates. I'm a big fan. Me, I just made a trip to target and found the new line of build-your-own planners in fun colors. I had to snag some of the filler notebook paper, flags and post-its, and monthly tabs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

News from Pen-Land

Ok, so it's been a while since I've blogged about pens, I know. I'm getting back into pen-gear, though. Here's what's been going on:

1) Have you checked out the Piccadilly notebooks at Borders? I'm a huge fan of the Moleskine ones, but the price is hefty. So I was in heaven when I saw these in the discount section of my local Borders. For half the price of the Moleskine, I thought it was worth a shot. And it was! This blog features an excellent review and comparison of the two notebooks. So, has anyone else tried it yet? What do you think?

2) I was in England a few weeks ago and stocked up on some fabulous Muji pens. They have these great new gel pens that are cap-less. So you can get the satisfying clicky sensation. I bought several, but the bad news is that my cats went crazy and decided to attack the bag that the muji pens were stored in, thus putting them in the middle of a kitty battle that they couldn't win. They still write just fine - a testament to their durability - but the teeth marks around the sides are kind of distracting... bummer :(

That's the news for now. More soon!