If you’ve had the opportunity to listen to the latest (#249) episode of the MacReviewCast you’ll know I mentioned my strange passion for something more “analog” then “digital”. When I’m not in front of the keyboard or iPad, I’m enjoying using one of my expanding collection of fountain pens. Along with fountain pens, you find that I’m slowly amassing a vast selection of inks and papers.
I started collecting the cheaper priced Chinese made pens, brands such as Jinhao, Hero, Pilot, Wing Sung and others. Shortly after I found that I enjoyed the older vintage Parker 51 pens and I enjoyed trying out the introductory line of Lamy fountain pens. I have not purchased the more expensive fountain pens made by the well known names such as Montblanc, or Pelikan, Esterbrook, Waterman and others, but I’m certain I’ll reach that point soon.
So today was one of those enjoyable visits from the mailman when my new Red Safari Lamy I bought on eBay arrived, along with my bottle of J.Herbin 1670 Anniversary Edition Ink and version 3.0 of the Rhodia Webnotebook from Brian at Gouletpens.com. It’s the little things in life that can make you smile the most, and I was smiling as I inked up the Lamy with my J.Herbin 1670 and wrote my first line on the 90g Clairefontaine paper of my Rhodia Webnotebook. I was lost in the moment.
Are there any Mac users out there that enjoy fountain pens and inks as much as I do? Let me hear from you. Whether in the comments section below, or via email, send me some pictures or list the pens and inks you’ve tried or that you really enjoy. Let me know if you have any pens you want to sell or where’s your favorite location to buy pens and paper. Just like with the Mac, I just love to hear from you.