Friday, February 23, 2018

Goulet Q&A Episode 202: Comparing Paper, Heavy vs. Light Pens, and Goulet Meetings

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about how to compare paper, what he misses by skipping pen shows, and why meetings suck (but shouldn't).

Friday, February 16, 2018

Goulet Guests: Marco Achenbach, Head of Product Management/R&D at LAMY

Back in December 2017, I had the opportunity to sit down with Head of Product Development/R&D Marco Achenbach while touring LAMY’s headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. Marco was a great sport, sitting down and doing an interview with me with very little notice, on a very tight schedule! He and I talked about what it’s like to design LAMY products, their approach to design and how they work with designers like Jasper Morrison, and where they plan to focus for the future.

Goulet Guests: Bernhard Roesner, CEO of LAMY

In December 2017, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to tour the LAMY headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. During my time there, I was able to sit down and interview LAMY's CEO, Bernhard Roesner. He was a fascinating man to interview because he has been running the company for over a decade, through one of their highest growth periods in the company's history. We discussed the company's history, size, their headquarters, where the brand is sold worldwide, what drives them to do what they do, German culture, product design and selection, and where they plan to take the fountain pen community in the future.
It was my honor to sit down with Mr. Roesner, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you all today. It will surely give you a deeper insight into this compelling and iconic fountain pen brand.

Goulet Guests: Brian Gray, Edison Pen Co.

This week’s Goulet Guest is a special one, because I was able to sit down with Brian Gray of Edison Pens while I was visiting him for the first time in Milan, Ohio. A bit of a different cadence than my other Goulet Guests, this is more of a casual conversation between the two of us with some guided questions along the way.
We talk about each of our origins stories and business philosophies, Edison’s new space, their upgraded equipment, the size of their team, what it takes to design a pen, and what new Edison pens we can expect to see in 2018. Hopefully you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed making it.

Goulet Q&A Episode 201: When You've Plateaued, Stub Nibs Across Brands, Brian's Dream Interview Guest

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about Visconti QC, stub nibs, and his dream interview guest!

Goulet Q&A Episode 200: New Office Tour!

Since the move to our new office in August 2017 , we've been bombarded with requests to see the space! It has taken a few months to get settled in, and we've had to finish up a few design elements and wanted it to look lived in, but we're finally ready to show it off! Since Episode 100 had a tour of the old building, we felt Episode 200 was a fitting time to unveil the new digs. We hope you enjoy seeing our new space!

Goulet Q&A Episode 199: Dismantling Pens, Chinese Cheap Pens, and Reselling Your Pens

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about dismantling your pens, if Goulet will carry more cheap Chinese pens, and where you should go to resell your pens.

Goulet Q&A Episode 198: Flex Nib Design, Demonstrators As A Fad, and Influencers Brian Follows

In this Goulet Q&A Episode, Brian talks about flex nib design, if demonstrators are a fad, and influencers he follows!

Goulet Q&A Episode 197: Architect Nibs, Brian's Inspirations, Why Stationery Stores Are Dying Off

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about architect nibs, his inspirations, and why stationery stores are dying off.

Goulet Q&A Episode196: Mid-Priced Pens, Scratchy Stubs, and Picky Pen Buyers!

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about his favorite mid-priced pen, scratchy stubs, and what he thinks of picky pen buyers!

Goulet Q&A Episode 195: Pens for Writing Fast, Newbies on a Tight Budget, and the Passion for Fountain Pens

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about good pens for writing fast, stuff for newbies on a tight budget, and why people are so passionate about fountain pens.

Goulet Q&A Episode 194: Lamy HQ, Brian's Perfect Ink Bottle, and Top 5 Favorite Demonstrators

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about his trip to Lamy HQ, how he'd design an ink bottle, and his top 5 favorite demonstrators.

Goulet Q&A Episode 193: Carrying Pens, Those Dang Converters, and Choosing The Right Nib Size

**Due to some technical hiccups, this week's Q&A is audio only. Thanks to a couple subscriber for the idea of uploading just the audio, so here we are! We'll be back to the full video format next week.**

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about how to carry your pens, keeping track of various brands’ converters, and choosing the right nib size for you!

Goulet Q&A Episode 192: How To Hold A Pen, Grey Inks, and Making Advanced Pen Videos

In this Goulet Q&A episode, Brian talks about how to hold a pen, what’s up with grey inks, and advanced pen videos.