Monday, March 29, 2010

Clairefontaine vs. Rhodia Paper

Whenever you hear talk of fine paper, Clairefontaine and Rhodia will always come up. What's confusing though is that some people know the difference between the two, and others don't, so rumors spread. Well I'm here to clear up some of the confusion between the two brands.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

G. Lalo Vergé De France Overview

G. Lalo is an old paper maker in France, and their Vergé de France line is a very nice paper for correspondence. This review covers what it's all about.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

J. Herbin Glass Pens

Glass pens? You got it, these things are made entirely out of glass. Handmade in France, each one is unique and a piece of art. They were all the rage in the mid-17th century, back when J. Herbin first started making fountain pen ink (circa 1670). Sure, they're not the most practical pens in the world, but they are novel, beautiful, and have a very functional purpose for the fountain pen enthusiast.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exacompta Sketchbook

The Exacompta Sketchbook is a neat little book. It's 5.5" x 8", 100 sheets of 100g textured off-white paper, the same as G. Lalo Vergé de France. It has a thin black cover, cloth binding and silver edges on the paper, which make it look pretty snazzy!! To keep your page, it has a ribbon marker.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quo Vadis Elastic Bookmark

A relatively new product on the market, the Quo Vadis Elastic Bookmark is a handy little tool that can improve the portability of any book or journal you have. For anything that doesn't have a page marker or elastic strap, this elastic bookmark can fix both of those problems.