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In this episode of Inside My Pen Case, we invite artist and friend Radhia Rahman to show us her favorite tools that she keeps in her TWO pen cases! Many of us can probably relate to not being able to choose just one! Although most of her work is digital, a lot of Radhia’s process begins in her sketchbook. It was such a treat to see how Radhia uses her favorite instruments to write and draw, and the tour of her pen case and sketchbook were especially colorful, just like Radhia. Hope you all enjoy this one and be sure...

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This week, we worked on a very colorful and fun update to our website. For stationery items with color options, we try to represent them as close as possible with small images. The photo above is taken from Sailor Ink Studio Ink Sample.  If the color is out of stock, it's crossed out. And when it's hovered over, it shows the name of the color. Clicking on the out of stock color shows an additional "Email When Available" option for you the leave your email. Next time when we add it back, you will receive a restock notification automatically!  Here...

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In this video, Jane and I go over some of our favorite mechanical pencil special features! From rotating lead to shaker advancement mechanism to sliding sleeve mechanism and more, mechanical pencils have been the source of a lot of innovation and reinvention among Japan's biggest stationery brands. We highlight some of the most noteworthy mechanical pencils that have some of these special features, and at the end, we even share one that has had quite some historical significance and influence in the stationery world! Hope you all enjoy this video and learn something new about mechanical pencils : )A Comparison...

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Hi! This is Jane, and I’m reporting back from a deep dive on a rare LIFE product we just added to the shop. The LIFE Chit Book is a vintage ledger-style hardcover notebook with a classic rounded-back binding that allows the book to lie flat. Blotters in between each page protect fountain pen ink from smudging onto the page opposite, and perforated corners that can be torn off help you keep track of which page you’re on.         “Hold on,” you might be thinking. “What the heck is a chit book?” Great question — I also had no...

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Our friend Meagan is an amazing illustrator, watercolor artist and urban sketcher and we were so excited to have her show us what's inside her pen case--or actually, her pen roll! Find out what her favorite tools are for sketching and watercoloring on the go. I had such a good time chatting with Meagan and recalling how we first met at the shop and finding out more about her process when she creates. Hope you all enjoy this one! Here are some of Meagan’s favorites in her pen case: Peg and Awl Mini Artist RollPentel Arts Aquash Water BrushPentel Arts...

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