Welcome to the very first in a series I title Extra Staples, where I share interesting things I come across on the great World Wide Web. I hope this will be a good way for me to keep up, get more involved in the stationery community, and build a library of references that I can frequent.
Links can be old or new, whatever I like. Let's see how far I can take this staples metaphor. Ha!
The Analog Aspect — M B S-P-B
I love everything about Mike Bates' site, especially his photography and this article on his discovery of Field Notes and keeping a daily notebook. I know you've read it before but I couldn't NOT include it here.
Aaron Draplin: There Is No Battle Plan - 99U
Always inspirational! Watch the video, too.
Field Notes: Two Rivers - The Newsprint
Josh Ginter's take on the latest spring edition. I love the big “O” notebook, too.
Follow-up: Binder Clips and Loose-leaf Rings — A Penchant for Paper
Woah, I've never seen binder clips used as stands. :)
Sonic Ratchetta Review — The Writing Arsenal
I'm rediscovering pencils, and I could use a nifty portable pencil sharpener!
Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni HB Pencil — The Finer Point
I recently got this, too, and I agree! It's a great pencil.
Episode 5 of Dot Grid: Reasons to Keep Livin' w/ Aaron Draplin — Nerd Uprising
So much to absorb and think about.
Things I tried recently and liked
Platinum Preppy 02 in EF
I literally received this yesterday, and my first reaction was OMG HOW CAN THIS BE UNDER $5.
Palomino Orange Drawing Pencil in B
I think grade B in pencils is my jam. And this one is smooth.
Rotring Tikky Graphic Drawing Pen - Pigment Ink - 0.1 mm
This is what I've been using on Hobonichi, and I love it.
A new game podcast I started listening to, focused on JRPG. Zach is M's brother, so this is a shameless plug, initiated solely by me. Seriously though, if you’re into games, it’s definitely worth checking out. As a long-time podcast-listener, I think he's off to a great start!
Nunu's House on Twitter
Amazing miniature objects by Tomo Tanaka
Episode 6 of Dot Grid: GIF Sommelier — Nerd Uprising
The geekest thing I heard all week. :)