Muji goodies overview

Here’s another “teaser” post of the goodies qDot brought me back from his most recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. I got a couple new pairs of silly socks and lots of goodies from Muji. I am apparently never allowed in one. 🙂 I pretty much sent him the entire website and said “get this”.

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A list of the (relevant) items he got me are a pencil case, three hex pens, two gel pens, a fine point grip ballpoint pen, a clear pen body with an ingeniously packaged (pink) refill, a little sketchbook with a tie closure, a roll of clear cello tape, a tape dispenser, a set of three (tan, maroon, grey – Muji’s colours) washi tape rolls, a set of kitty notes, and for himself a little plastic case of figured paper clips (of houses, piggies and foxes). Oh, and I cannot forget what I’m super excited about, the Lego/Muji paper play set and hole punch. He got me the Basic set to start. I cannot wait to start playing with it, but I don’t want to use the actual paper, but scan it in and print a copy so I can use that and keep the original pristine. Neurotic, I know. 🙂

Here are some more (phone) overview pics. I’ll focus on individual items in their own posts.

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New favourite in rotation, Pen of the Day #17

My current favourite pen to use, that I’ve been picking up for most things is my recently acquired Kaweco Pink Ice Sport with medium nib. I was waiting to get one because I wanted to get a pink version of the whole line (I’ll probably post on it, but it includes a clutch pencil, rollerballs, ballpoints, mechanical pencils, etc.) and was hoping to buy them all from one supplier so I would be less likely to get vastly different shades of pink for each item.

However, I got really impatient and finally caved on the fountain pen. I got it at Goulet Pens (they of the evil awesomeness that is hundreds of available ink samples and stunningly excellent and personal customer service – no I don’t work there or get stuff from them, they are just people who love pens and ink and love sharing those loves and do so at a good price). I think it might have been on sale which is why I finally pulled the trigger on the purchase. 🙂

In the same order I also got three spring/seasonal ink samples from Pilot Iroshizuku. I really adore their bottles, the beauty of the colours, the modern vibrancy yet still with a sense of history and nature. Plus I’ve never heard a bad review other than some with slower dry times which doesn’t impact my ink decisions. I go by colour primarily.

I wanted samples for spring that would coincide with when I’d be using them. I must admit that the idea of using different specific inks seasonally really appeals to me. Only the most “me” colours in their line are all fall and winter ones (not normally a YAY SPRING kind of person) so I only got three samples to try that were if not “spring”, then non-specific (unsure about glory vine’s seasonality)
Tsuki-yo (Moonlight)
yama-budo (crimson glory vine)
Tsutsuji (Azalea)

So when I got my Ice Sport, I decided to ink it up with the colour I’d not pick first, the blue, Tsuki-yo. I must say it is *stunning*. I’ll do a proper review of it before I run out, but it’s a smoky teal blue with so much depth and character. It made me like blue ink. 🙂

Here’s a quick pic of the (Medium nib) Kaweco Pink Ice Sport with Tsuki-yo ink in the cartridge. It wasn’t done for the blog, but to show someone the grip section, but it’s all I’ve got at 12:30am. 🙂 I’ll update with more shots of the pen and nib.

Thanks for looking! Happy creating!

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Pen a Day 009

Just pix, too sick sleepy. Pilot Frixion .3mm needle point in Cherry Blossom pink. received ages ago for winning a twitter contest/giveaway. There’s a story behind it but It’ll have to wait. I’ll update with it tomorrow.

I use it in my super-mini pink Moleskine weekly datebook since it’s erasable and appointments tend to change. I bought it myself (and was ripped off, the quality control and overall quality is horrid.)

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Pen a Day 007

omg I nearly forgot today’s pen, thanks to qDot’s Skyrim marathon. I’ve got a few minutes to squeeze it in before technically it’s tomorrow, so forgive the super rushed flash-heavy shots, no time to futz with bounce lights and all that. but there’s several, so hopefully that will make up for the quality.

Rilakkuma novelty pen, purchased in Taiwan by qDot and given to me as a gift. Love the click-button and the coffee and chocolate (two favourite things) theme.

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