Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

Brand Spotlight: Silvine Originals

“Understated, simple, and classic.” These are the three defining features of the Silvine Original Notebook collection. Reviving an original British treasure, the Silvine Originals brings elegance and simplicity back to writing.  Photo taken from Silvine Originals.  HISTORY & STYLE In operation for over 175 years, Silvine Originals and has been producing stationary for over six generations. With a rich history, the Silvine notebook was historically used by tradesmen, such as carpenters and builders, designers, butchers, shopkeepers and more for sketching…

Brand Spotlight: J. Herbin

Brand Spotlight: J. Herbin

Bringing opulence and grandeur to the world of writing, J. Herbin is the original master of script and handwriting. Its success spans centuries and is the oldest in the world, known for its performance, longevity, and rich signature hues. Established in 1670, J. Herbin’s premium ink collection has endured the test of time, serving everyone from Louis XIV to Coco Chanel to Parisian school children. Originally a sailor, Jacques Herbin, began his company selling wax seals. After returning from voyages…

How to Write With a Fountain Pen Without Making a Huge Mess

How to Write With a Fountain Pen Without Making a Huge Mess

Fountain pens offer so much more diversity than regular ballpoint pens; you can change up the nib styles and widths, and switch ink colours quickly. Unlike ballpoints that will work at pretty much any angle when writing, fountain pens require a little more precision since they involve a gentler hand. Even if you’re a lefty who simply struggles with everything except pencil lead and you’re prone to smudges and an ink-smeared palm, there are a few tricks to writing the…

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

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With computers, cell phones, tablets and a million other devices, the art of writing with a pen and paper seems to be fading. We think it’s time to renew the love of writing and for everyone to embrace the use of a fountain pen. Fountain Penefits First patented by American Lewis Waterman 1884, the modern fountain pen comes in all different styles, price points, and has many benefits (related: Are these Europe’s Best Fountain Pens?) They feel good when you’re writing. You…