Boom, baby! I’m back with lots of links. Maybe too much, heh.
(Background music: I Heart Office Supplies by Riley Armstrong, as heard on NPR’s Don't Take His Stapler: 'Paper Clip' Author's Passion For Office Supplies).
“I’m totally normal!” ♫ ♪
National Stationery Show 2015, Part 1 – Oh So Beautiful Paper
National Stationery Show in NYC was a couple weeks ago, and many blogs are doing round-ups. In case you didn’t know, NSS is a trade show, a huge event for creators, vendors, and admirers of greeting cards, stationery, craft supplies, etc. Poppytalk also has a nice round-up here. Loads of pictures!
Letter of Recommendation: Uni-ball Signo UM-151 - NYTimes.com by Tom Vanderbilt
w00t! A New York Times piece on one of my favorite gel pens! Not only that, some of my favorite stationery folks, JetPens, Kinokuniya, and Brad Dowdy, the Pen Addict, are included in it. Brad’s top-five pens are even listed in the print version. Congrats!!
Catching up With Caroline Weaver, Owner of C.W. Pencil Enterprise | Travel + Leisure
A Graphite Interview with Caroline Weaver, of C.W. Pencil Enterprise – Pencil Revolution
Great to see that CW Pencil Enterprise is getting lots of press, and these interviews were interesting and fun to read.
In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever : NPR (via JetPens)
More big press in the stationery community. That’s a good thing.
A Penchant for Paper: Finding Journal Inspiration
I’m pretty content with how I’ve been journaling but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about how I can improve it. Heather’s post on finding inspiration in an old nature diary made me excited about journaling all over again.
Kokuyo IDEA Notebooks (Tomoe River Paper) | pencilsandotherthings
Woah! I didn’t know Kokuyo made notebooks with Tomoe River Paper, and this graph grid version looks quite tempting.
I Applaud You – No Apology Necessary | Pete Denison
Well said. I whole-heartedly agree! (I must learn to quell my apologetic thoughts whenever I lag behind my self-imposed “editorial calendar” and remember to have fun with this site).
Appointed Notebook Ink Test by Sketchscape (Brian Draghi) on Instagram
I missed out on the Appointed’s Kickstarter campaign but it’s good to see from this photo that the paper looks promising. American-made, beautiful notebooks? Yes, please. Looking forward to the launch of their online shop soon.
Midori Himitsu Fusen (secret sticky notes)
Midori makes all kinds of fun desk accessories, and these new animal-face notes are designed to give you some level of privacy when using them to send messages. Cute! I wonder if any US stores will carry them soon.
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto x Nicola Multi Pens
Ah, Japan and its abundant limited editions and cross-promotions. These designs are in collaboration with a teen magazine called Nicola. That egg and milk design cracks me up, I kinda want it.
Things I tried recently (and liked)
The owner of Daikaya shows you how to eat ramen — the right way | The Washington Post
Slurp away, folks. Funny story: At one ramen place in Tokyo, I was offered a paper bib to wear around my neck, and when I declined, they gave me a funny look. I should’ve accepted it because I ended up getting some oily droplets on my coat from slurping. Anyway, it was interesting to observe that every girl in the restaurant was wearing a paper bib to protect their clothing. (Why not men? Sheesh.)
APAK ‘Pieces of Dreams’ Exhibition – Outré Gallery
Any Melbourne fans of APAK Studio? I’ve been a long-time admirer of this husband-and-wife duo’s whimsical and colorful work. If you’re in the area, check it out!
Inquisitive #39: Favourite Album: Federico Viticci and ‘(What's the Story) Morning Glory?’ - Relay FM
I think I squealed when I heard that Federico Viticci of MacStories chose this Oasis album. It’s one of MY favorite albums! :D
I can feel the summer Field Notes edition coming up. Are you excited???