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Stationery Reviews

Fountain pen friendly paper: Notebooks, Notepads & Diaries
10 months ago

Fountain pen friendly paper: Notebooks, Notepads & Diaries

Fountain pens are having somewhat of a renaissance – they’re our bestselling pen variety at NoteMaker, quite a change from five years ago when people were still all about ballpoint! Fountain pens are more …
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Rhodia – why does this brand have so many admirers?
10 months ago

Rhodia – why does this brand have so many admirers?

Rhodia produces notebooks and notepads that have serious devotees among artists, designers and writers. They even have some rather famous fans, like Francis Ford Copolla and fashion guru Paul Smith. …
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GUIDE: 10 pens to improve your handwriting
11 months ago

GUIDE: 10 pens to improve your handwriting

By  •  Guides, Pen & ink reviews

There are common issues facing many of us when it come to our handwriting, such as legibility, consistency or that we just don’t like the way it looks when we write. If …
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Review of Fabriano Boutique Notebook – EcoQua A5 Wine
11 months ago

Review of Fabriano Boutique Notebook – EcoQua A5 Wine

We’re welcoming another excellent notebook and stationery range to NoteMaker: Fabriano Boutique. This range comes to us from Fabriano in Italy, a region renowned for paper production since 1264! The range …
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Sneak Peek: Review LAMY Lx Fountain Pen
12 months ago

Sneak Peek: Review LAMY Lx Fountain Pen

By  •  Pen & ink reviews

This year, LAMY is celebrating 50 years of Bauhaus-inspired design with the newest member of the family: the LAMY Lx Fountain Pen (pronounced Luxe). So we thought you might like a …
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Review Moleskine Smart Writing Set – Initial impressions
1 year ago

Review Moleskine Smart Writing Set – Initial impressions

By  •  Notebook Reviews, Pen & ink reviews

Moleskine create some of the most popular notebooks that we house at NoteMaker. They’ve had a few successful forays into the digital/analogue world, with the creation of the Moleskine Evernote …
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Review of 2016–2017 Moleskine 18 month diary planner + inside page tour
1 year ago

Review of 2016–2017 Moleskine 18 month diary planner + inside page tour

By  •  Other Reviews

A new diary is a great chance for a fresh start. If you’re ready to start fresh in July, then an 18 month diary is just the trick! Moleskine produce …
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Test Drive: Basic and affordable pens from Uniball and Artline
1 year ago

Test Drive: Basic and affordable pens from Uniball and Artline

By  •  Pen & ink reviews

We love all types of pens at NoteMaker — from ballpoint to rollerball to fountain pens. We’re spoilt for choice for outstanding brands like LAMY or Kaweco. Sometimes, though, you simple need a quality basic …
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An ode to the Palomino Blackwing: Why is this pencil so special?
1 year ago

An ode to the Palomino Blackwing: Why is this pencil so special?

By  •  Brand tales, Pencil reviews

The legendary Palomino Blackwing is not just any pencil; it’s an experience. Loved the world over for its quality, iconic shape, quality of graphite and replaceable eraser, it has inspired the creative …
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A Newbie’s Pen & Nib Test Drive – Helping you decide which pen to buy
1 year ago

A Newbie’s Pen & Nib Test Drive – Helping you decide which pen to buy

By  •  Guides, Pen & ink reviews

As you can imagine, around the NoteMaker office there are plenty of pens to choose from. What’s interesting, to a novice like myself, is the choice of pen my colleagues …
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