Constellations88 Crux Fountain Pen Review

“Constellations88 is the brainchild of likeminded pen enthusiasts and pen collectors with keen interest in writing instruments and accessories for over a decade.” As their website describes, Constellations88 offers a wide range of accessories and beautifully crafted pens. The pens come in a variety of styles and are handmade with different colored acrylics. Some models even have … Continue reading Constellations88 Crux Fountain Pen Review


Karas Kustoms Reaktor Galaxie review and giveaway

Karas Kustoms has been innovative in new pen designs, materials, and colors. At the end of 2017, they analyzed their entire product line to find any gaps they needed to fill and found they did not have any products in the “Pocket Pen” market. Taking inspiration from the Space Race as well as mid-century Americana, … Continue reading Karas Kustoms Reaktor Galaxie review and giveaway

Faber-Castell Loom Metallic Fountain Pen and Giveaway!!!

The Faber-Castell company was founded in 1761 by Kaspar Faber, who was a cabinet maker. In 1898,  Ottilie von Faber the heir to the A.W. Faber company married Count Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, and the company name was changed to Faber-Castell. Over the years, the company has built a reputation for fine writing products, pencils, and … Continue reading Faber-Castell Loom Metallic Fountain Pen and Giveaway!!!

Filofax Classic Executive Notebook Review.

Everyone needs a great notebook, but in many cases concessions are made on paper quality, usability, or durability. I have spent year after year consistently disappointed in the offerings found at big box stationary stores and normally make due with pocket notebooks that once filled have served their purpose and then I must buy another. … Continue reading Filofax Classic Executive Notebook Review.

Montegrappa “Monte Grappa” Coral Fountain Pen Review

The Montegrappa Pen Company is best known for producing some of the most unique designs and luxury writing instruments. New for 2018, Montegrappa is celebrating the renewed appeal in fountain pens and the analogue world by introducing a vintage style pen. The Montegrappa Monte-Grappa is a no frills, resin, piston filler aimed at a lower … Continue reading Montegrappa “Monte Grappa” Coral Fountain Pen Review

Robert Oster: Frankly Blue vs Soda Pop Blue. Which blue reigns supreme?

Robert Oster has been making a name for himself in the world of fountain pen inks over the past few years. His inks are well known for their vibrant colors and fantastic sheening almost giving the inks a color changing effect. The only experience I have with Robert Oster inks prior to this review is … Continue reading Robert Oster: Frankly Blue vs Soda Pop Blue. Which blue reigns supreme?

Clairefontaine Coloring book and pencils

Since 1858, Papeteries de Clairefontaine has been producing quality paper and paper products in France, and they have become well known for their fountain pen friendly paper in the pen community. Recently, they introduced a line of coloring books and colored pencils, with the following coloring book themes: Mandalas, Designs, Tattoos, Nature, or Birds. Frank … Continue reading Clairefontaine Coloring book and pencils