Monday, January 20, 2020

Kaweco Classic Sport: The fountain pen bug continues to bite

Mike meets the Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen and slips off down the path to perdition.

Berlin: Leuchtturm notebooks, Lamy and Kaweco pens at KaDeWe

Mike has been obsessing about notebooks and pens again. Here he has been scouring the ample shelves of Berlin’s KaDeWe department store.

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

Notebooks, typewriters, fountain pens: All should by rights be dead, foully killed off by the computer. But they live on.....

William Hannah’s new pen case and notebook fastener

William Hannah's leather-bound loose-leaf notebooks are the best. But that's just my opinion. Now you can add an elastic fastener and a colour-matching leather pencase. It makes a perfect Christmas present.

Yard-O-Led: Beautiful silver propelling pencils with a genuine yard of lead

How much lead is there in a Yard-O-Led propelling pencil. Yes, it's a yard, all squeezed into the Sterling silver barrel....

Lamy Safari: Use this cheap fountain pen to rediscover your handwriting mojo

If you are losing your handwriting talents why not buy a few notebooks and a good fountain pen? The Lamy Safari costs around £15 and you cannot better it for writing experience. It will give you back your handwriting mojo, believes Mike. 

Text Expander: A little tool to save hours of typing

Over time I download and install many helpful utilities to my Mac. Some I completely forget about them and fall into the trap of believing that their behind-the-scenes benevolence is actually something built in to OS X.

Procrastinating all the way to the trash can

The Most Dangerous Typing app will eat your words if you don't keep typing. It's not the app for the avid procrastinator as Mike finds out....

London Writing Instrument Show: Enthusiasts, they’re all the same

It doesn't take much to drag Mike to another epicentre of enthusiastic excess. Here he explores the London Writing Instrument Show. 

Friday the Founteenth: It’s must be Fountain Pen Day

What a pleasant surprise to wake up and find it's International Fountain Pen Day. Passion blooms anew at Macfilos.....