For this first weekly retrospective there is a general theme of fountain pens in an international setting. This follows on nicely from my own write up of my trip to Japan.
Notebook Joy: "Stationery Shopping: Traveler’s Factory, Muji, and Other Stores" ✑ Sara talks about her trip to Japan from a more general stationary perspective compared to mine which focused more on Sailor. She has three other articles one of which talks about Kingdom Note.
The Pelikan's Perch: "Exclusive: An Interview With The Pelikan Hubs Team" ✑ Josh interviews the team behind the impressive Pelikan Hubs. These world-wide Hubs are huge this year (and they are in 2 weeks!) so it's a massive undertaking and very impressive and generous from Pelikan.
UK Fountain Pens: "Travels with pens: Austria" ✑ Anthony talks about another trip with fountain pens, but this time in Austria.
Goulet Pens: "6 Writers On Why They Use Fountain Pens" ✑ Goulet has some snippets and quotes from writers around the world about fountain pens. If you find this interesting I highly recommend Mason Currey's "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work" which delves into the rituals of various interesting people through out history and their daily rituals.
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Pen Chalet (10% off with MACCHIATOMAN)✒︎ Always some good sales going on at Pen Chalet including right now with a ver nice price on a Platinum Century Nice Lilas.
Pen Savings (12% off with MACCHIATOMAN) ✒︎ great international shipping prices and my go-to place for most American brands of inks including Noodler's and Organics Studio.