Saturday, August 15, 2020

William Hannah’s notebook and the Dumas Dad Montblanc

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I have a soft spot for notebooks and writing implements. So what better gift to receive than one of William Hannah’s finely crafted British notebooks and a Montblanc collectors’ item to use with it?

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

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

Workflow: The humble typewriter through rose-coloured glasses

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

Typewriters and the Mueller touch

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Did Mueller himself type his report? The two-space-after-stop convention leads to suspicion....

Kaweco Classic Sport: The fountain pen bug continues to bite

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

Bullet Journalling: A new productivity concept for notebook fans

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Mike examines the new analog productivity craze called Bullet Journalling. And takes up his fountain pen to rediscover lost talents.....

Qwerty heaven with the smartest little wireless keyboard

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It’s no secret that I have a thing about typewriters. I spent most of my working life , including my early years as a journalist, clattering away on old Underwoods, Royals and Imperials. I remember the fun of rubbing out mistakes with a special extra-abrasive eraser, later made redundant by messy white Tipp-Ex liquid. In contrast to that nostalgic mechanical clattery, today’s near-silent, micro-throw keyboards are a boring lot.

Berlin: Leuchtturm notebooks, Lamy and Kaweco pens at KaDeWe

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

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

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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. 

Procrastinating all the way to the trash can

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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....