Review: Back to school with the Taroko Design A5 notebook

As I lay myself down on the therapist's couch, a quiet voice next to me begins to speak. "Where do you think your addiction to stationery stems from?" "I guess it goes back to my school days," I whisper. "Interesting. Now let's go deeper. Describe the images that come into your mind," the therapist continues. … Continue reading Review: Back to school with the Taroko Design A5 notebook

First flight: the mighty Pelikan M805

The Pelikan M805 is, far and away, my fanciest pen. It's big, built like a tank, and extremely polished — both literally and figuratively. The sort of pen wielded by a statesman or captain of industry. But does it write well enough to justify the fancy price tag?