Extra Staples is a series of posts where I share various links I find interesting. It is not on any regular schedule, and the links can be old or new.
Wow, it’s been two months since my last installment of Extra Staples.
Don’t call it a comeback!
A Field Notes Dilemma | Pens and Junk
Andrew describes a dilemma I’m all too familiar with: “what the hell do I do with all these notebooks?” There was a time I was very active on eBay, bidding a little too recklessly on rarer Field Notes, and I admit I have a couple old Field Notes editions that I’m afraid to use. Maybe it’s just a natural curve I was following as I took on a serious hobby. But I’ve calmed down a lot since and am more careful with my money in Field Notes collecting. And, like Andrew, I would like to use at least one copy of every edition I have, even if I have only one of it.
A Penchant for Paper: In Praise of my Completed Rhodia Notepad
Heather reflects on her 6 years of blogging (6 years!!!) by showing us her completed Rhodia No. 11 notepad that she used all these years for her blog reviews. How satisfying it must have been to use that last page! Congrats, Heather, and I’m looking forward to the next 6 years with your Rhodia no. 12! :)
Eberhard Faber First Class 6300 Pencil | Contrapuntalism
If I had to narrow my interest in pencils to only one type, I think it’d be fun to choose jumbo pencils. And these dark navy jumbo pencils look mighty tempting. Not necessarily screaming “for kids” either!
Paper Sizes Explained - JetPens.com
I still have trouble remembering if A6 is smaller than B6 (it is), so I’m definitely bookmarking this guide. Very helpful and comprehensive, as I’ve come to expect from JetPens.
Fountain Pen Contentment | Fountain Pen Quest
“Maybe I need to learn to write with both hands at once so I can use them twice as fast.” That’s how I feel about notebooks sometimes! I can get intimidated with so many shiny fountain pens showing up in my feeds, but reading about Ray’s contentment with what he has and uses reassured me that it’s possible to reach that point.
Guide to Pencils for Drawing | Pens! Paper! Pencils!
A very informative, neatly organized guide that I’ll be referencing next time I try new pencils. I’ve tried (and liked) some of the pencils featured in this guide, but not necessarily as drawing pencils. Now I know how they would perform for drawing and how they compare.
Tombow Mono Zero Eraser | pencils and other things
Oh man, are you going to get me into erasers next, Sola? :D
My Personal Field Notes Ranking — The Finer Point
Used versus Un-used pocket notebooks — The Finer Point
A fellow Field Notes-fan’s ranking and an analysis of her pocket notebook collection. What’s not to love? I love that Jenny actually counted her used and unused pocket notebooks, which I refuse to do with my own (denial has always been my area of strength).
Introducing Pen Addict Memberships — Pen Addict
Brad, aka The Pen Addict, quit his day job to go full-time with his stationery passion. How awesome is that? I’m sure it took him a lot of courage to make that decision. So happy and excited for him. Congrats, Brad! You have my support!
52 Places to Go in 2016 - The New York Times
Tell me, how do I become independently wealthy?
Hope you have a wonderful week,