Friday, November 6, 2009

My Current Favs











8 comments:

Raechel said...

Ooh, I like the orange pencils with the black wood! Fancy!

Bart Newton said...

Looks like somebody got bit by the Rhodia "bug"!

For my next year's personal everyday journal writing, I plan to switch from a large Moleskine to a Rhodia Webnotebook.

I've been using Rhodia's Bloc No. 18 & 16 lined writing tablets for some letter writing.

Bart Newton said...

And by the way, isn't that orange Lamy Safari fountain pen nice? My wife requested one for her birthday and she really enjoys using it.

Bart Newton said...

If that is Diamine WES Kensington Blue ink, how do you like it? It's been discussed a fair amount lately at the Fountain Pen Network.

Bart Newton said...

Oops! Sorry. I see it's Imperial Blue ink.

Lynn B. said...

How does Rhodia paper receive fountain pen ink compared to Moleskine paper?

With mid-toned ink in my Al-Star, I can fill both sides of a Moleskine page without too much bleed-through. But I keep a bolder ink in my Levenger pen, which also lays a more generous line, and that's a one-sided proposition for sure. I bristle at wasting half a notebook like that.

If Rhodia paper is heavier, I could be tempted to defect.

uberryan said...

Yeah, those pencils just hit the top of my Christmas list!

Will definitely be adding the Rhodia collection to the 'UD+M must-have 2009'.

Is the orange pen the fountain pen or is that a roller ball?

George Grant said...

Lynn: The reason I have switched to Rhodia is precisely because Moleskine paper is so inconsistent. I have lots of bleed-through problems when I use my favorite pens and ink. With Rhodia, there is almost none. The Rhodia Webnotebooks use 90g paper and the pads use 80g paper--they are both exceedingly smooth and bright. They're the best, inexpensive paper lines I've ever found.

Ryan: Well, all my pens are either ball-points or fountain pens. The Lamys are much more inexpensive than some of the other pens I've accumulated through the years, but for everyday use, I keep returning to them. They are reliable, smooth, ergonomic, balanced, and very durable. I just love them.