Stationery 🍕

Rhodia Bloc 16

2022-12-01 00:00

A lined Rhodia Pad that have been my go to for writing for a while now.

I started using them instead of the Leuchtturm1917 because of cost. And then I just kind of continued because they’re cheaper and better for my use. I even started using the dot grid version of it instead of the regular dot pad.

It’s a top ring binder thingy.

What I love about that is that I can write on a page, flip it over and keep going without noticing it, and then tear out pages as I’m done with it

The lined one is what I use to draft almost anything long form I post

And the dot grid are mostly for brainstorming and work tasks.

More interesting page layouts please

2022-11-29 00:00

When I look at notebooks and planners I see a lot of the same.

For notebooks we have grid, lined and blank; plus dot grid if we’re lucky. Side note: what the fuck Field Notes, get your act together.

Sometimes they do a funky notebook with a mix of the two.

For planners we usually get one page per day layouts, and monthly layouts. Some, but not enough do a weekly calendar layout. This is an area I’d love to see more experimentation.

I really think that there could be much more innovation and experimentation in page layouts that could lead to a lot of interesting and awesome products.

New pocket notebooks setup

2022-11-24 00:00

For a long time now I’ve been looking for something to replace Field Notes. I like the size and format, but the paper quality sucks and I hate that they usually don’t have anything with dot grid.

I tried out write notebooks, but they have too many pages to work that well for me. Plus that I’d have to order them from the US.

So slowly I’ve been moving towards the Travelers Notebooks smaller passport” size. So I finally decided to pull the trigger, and this far I’m really happy with it. Lots of page formats and options available, the refills are small enough. And it is easy to get them from a Norwegian store. The format is kind of similar to Field Notes, a little bit smaller.

This far I’m really happy with it.

My Field Notes and Write notebooks stack plus the Bellory cover have been demoted to being my car notebook.

I store my tasks digitally but work on paper

2022-11-22 00:00

This may be weird to a lot of people

But most of my lists starts in a notebook. Then I end up in a task app, where they at some point get a due date. At that point it will most of the time end up in a notebook, usually a Rhodia Dotpad if its work or typically my hobo if its not. And at the end of the day or a page I complete what was done in my task app.

Why?

The main reason I do it like this is that I find it much easier to think on paper. I can just sit down and write down everything, then move it into a computer. And when I are working I find it much less distracting to have a notebook next to my keyboard than having to change between what I am doing and a task app.

Blackwing color pencils

2022-11-17 00:00

I really like them

They are probably not best color wise, and almost certainly over priced as fuck. Like everything else with the Blackwing branding.

As someone who is not an artist, and just have them to do some adult coloring now and then they are great.

A big part of why is that unlike most other color pencils I have tried I can sharpen them with the same tools as I sharpen my writing pencils.

Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu

2022-11-15 00:00

This is a pink Iroshizuku ink, or it may be their only pink. I’m not sure and too lazy to figure ut out.

It is the only ink I use in my pink TWSBI Eco. This is another of the inks that kind of perfectly embodies what I love about Iroshizuku inks. It stries that subtle balance between darkness and vibrancy.

This was also the first ink I got after I decided to get even more into bolder colors.

Nib Preferences

2022-11-10 00:00

So I have mostly been into big wet broads — as slippery as possible — for the longest time.

But recently I have noticed that my writing is more readable and looks better when I use finer nibs.

So I put the stock nib back in my Ystudio, and liked what I saw. So I ordered a EF TWSBI Eco and EF nibs for my Ystudio and my FC Model 66.

And since then I have bought a Kaweco Sport with EF and a ProGear with F.

So I guess this is my thing now?

Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu

2022-11-08 00:00

This is a really great purple ink from Iroshizuku. And it is one of the few inks I’ve had that where I knew the moment I finished it that I’d end up ordering another one.

This ink is kind of the perfect example of what I love about Iroshizuku. It kind of strikes the perfect balance between darkness and vibrancy.

Made with ❤️ in Bergen, Norway by Eivind Hjertnes