Clairfontaine Flying Spirit Notebook

While browsing the Vanness website, looking to pick up the green Diplomat Aero I'd had my sights on for a while, I came across the Clairefontaine Flying Spirit line of notebooks. Perhaps because the Diplomat's design had already plated some aviation-inspired seeds in my mind, I was instantly smitten with the style and look of… Continue reading Clairfontaine Flying Spirit Notebook

Five Slot Pen Case — Galen Leather

The day you buy your first nice pen is the day you start to think, "how can I stop myself from ruining this." I'm notorious for buying something nice — like a pair of headphones or sunglasses — and then either destroying or losing them immediately. (I have lost too many sets of headphones on planes… Continue reading Five Slot Pen Case — Galen Leather

Always Inked — The Schon Pocket Six

If you come to me one day and ask, "Luke, what is the most useful pen I could buy" I'm going to put a Schon DSGN Pocket Six in your hand. You didn't ask for the fanciest. You didn't ask for the prettiest (although Ian Schon's pens are gorgeous). You didn't ask for the most… Continue reading Always Inked — The Schon Pocket Six

My Favorite Notebooks

What's a great writing tool without something to use it on? As a traveler, photographer, writer, and obsessive list-maker, I need my notebooks to fill various roles. Some are used as traditional journals and planners; others may be for project-specific notes, recipes, or explorations of a single narrow topic. Some may document an entire production… Continue reading My Favorite Notebooks

BENU Briolette – Luminous Amber

You know that moment when you're drinking a Thai iced coffee and the sweetened condensed milk is just starting to mix with the coffee — creating that delicious looking gradient of brown and cream? Now imagine stirring a handful of gold dust into it, and you've just described the Benu Briolette in Luminous Amber as… Continue reading BENU Briolette – Luminous Amber

Adding Fuel to The Fire – What Inspired Me In January 2021

From Oxford Pennant Let's be honest, I don't post often enough to warrant a weekly link roundup (yet), but I still track the media and links that have been inspiring me to share with friends (a holderover from when I used to post five times a week on my photography blog). So my plan is… Continue reading Adding Fuel to The Fire – What Inspired Me In January 2021

Pepin Press Art Déco Letter Writing Kit

I took my daughter out a few days ago to buy some new drawing supplies at Hyatt's — our local art store that happens to be a massive warehouse of pretty much any creative tool one might find themselves in need of (they also have a pretty good pen section). While browsing some paper and ink, this… Continue reading Pepin Press Art Déco Letter Writing Kit

Five Inks I’m Going To Use A Lot More In Winter 2021

It's was a long year — and I've been writing a lot: journal entries, lists, letters, ideas, and lots of business and marketing notes for when I can get my photography business going full swing again. But in the weeks before the holidays hit, I felt like I'd fallen into a bit of a rut… Continue reading Five Inks I’m Going To Use A Lot More In Winter 2021

PenBBS 456 – Adventure

I own more PenBBS 456's than any other pen by any manufacturer. I think I might actually have an addiction to PenBBS pens in general, and I think that the 456 is their pinnacle model. It doesn't help that PenBBS is an incredibly collectible brand — with their innumerable finishes, gorgeous resins, hard to find… Continue reading PenBBS 456 – Adventure