ink between the teeth

Aug 8, 2022

miscellaneous ii

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 August? Already?! That certainly can't be true. I'm unsure if this year is crawling along glacially or whipping past me like a train. Every day feels like it's 50 hours long and then suddenly it's Friday again. Phew.

Jul 11, 2022

stickers, washi tapes, and more iii: 10x10 (iconic, dailylike, rihoon, etc.)

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One of the great joys of working at a stationery retailer is that you're surrounded by people who are just as obsessed with stationery as you are. Last month, I joined my coworkers in making a big order from 10x10, a Korean online retailer. I got stickers from Iconic, DailylikeRihoon, as well as some smaller indie artists.

Jun 6, 2022

currently inked ii

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Pelikan M400, LAMY Safari, Live In You Shiyou, TWSBI Diamond 580ALR

Where did May go?! My goodness. I did much less writing than I wanted to, but I still managed to swap out most of my currently inked. Instead of using newer inks I stuck with bottles that have been in my collection for a good amount of time. 

May 2, 2022

state of the collection i

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The state of the ink collection is a grim one, although it certainly hasn't looked "good" in several years now. It's sitting at about fifty bottles in various sizes, most pretty full. I don't think there's a single bottle that I would label "nearing empty." Truly dire. 

Unfortunately, sometimes the best way to realize you have a problem is to confront it head on. Thus, you will find below a full inventory of all of my inks, while I take my hat off and hold it to my chest, head down and a little ashamed as I scuff my shoe in the dirt.

Apr 25, 2022

my favorite inks of 2021

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Just because this blog is pivoting to Other Content doesn’t mean I’ll stop talking about inks. I will never stop talking about inks.

I wanted to post this earlier, but as they say, life finds a way. I've cut down on my inked pens drastically: I keep three to four fountain pens on me now, which is a wild number considering I used to have my entire collection inked at once. So when I remembered that I used an ink I really liked and I should ink that up again for this post, well... it had to wait a minute. Or a month.

Mar 21, 2022

currently inked i

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LAMY 2000, TWSBI Diamond 580RB, Pilot Custom Heritage 92, and PenBBS 309

I thought it would be fun to write about what pens I have inked right now. Mostly I want to have a sort of diary that helps me keep track of how long I've had pens inked up for. With any luck my next post will have completely new pens in it.