Tuesday, March 16, 2010


From Scott Meyer. While cell phones and Japanese toilet seats are all well and good, a Pilot Namiki 823 Black Demonstrator or all 30 J. Herbin fountain pen inks and a large supply of Rhodia or Clairefontaine notebooks and notepads would be my first choice.

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  1. A penperson's wish list? I'll nip. A clutch of high-end Pelikans for home, those very good Pilot Varsitys, Sailor Ink Bars, Lamy Safaris, etc. for work, travel, and school. Staedtler-Mars wood-cased pencils, sharpeners by M + R and KUM. Pentel mechanical pencils. Rhodia, sure, and Alvin, too, but I've been partial to Ampad's better-quality offerings in legal pads.

    What I'd really like is probably impossible at any reasonable price. What's that? A well-crafted magnesium padholder for legal-sized pads. I'm not sure one can be made that'd sell for under $100 retail. I had a svelte C-Line padholder that was very durable, but I've also wasted plenty of money on cruddy bonded leather-over-cardboard (y'know, for that prestige executive look) padholders.

    Rounding out my wish list? Bricks 'n' mortar 4Ps retail for metropolitan areas around 500,000-1,000,000 population, and a stronger advertising presence by 4Ps manufacturers. (4Ps? Pens, pencils, paper, and penmanship.)