November 27, 2010

I love these colorful ink pens. The tips stay tight and ink doesn't bleed through to the other side.

Sakura Pigma Micron (0.25mm), Uchida LePen, Stabilo Point 88


  1. I used to use Staedtlers, but I gave them up when I found out they dried all-too-quickly and the tips would turn mushy over time. Switched to Stabilo 88 and was surprised to find that they stayed wet even when I fell asleep with the cap off.

    Microns were my dad's choice of pens for a while after he stopped using fountain pens. I used to steal them from him whenever he came home and left them lying around. (This was obviously before I was old enough to go out and buy pens of my own). I thought they were sooooo special.

  2. And the obligatory "what is that" question of the post: what's that globe/speaker-esque thing in the corner of your shot?

  3. Hi Ruby, I use the Blue Snowball mic in the corner to record phone interviews.

    The Micron and LePens are both really fun to use, I think. The Microns feel like they're better quality, though I personally prefer the look of drawings done with LePens. The line is richer.

  4. Hmmm. Which would you guys recommend for sporadic writing? I have fountain pens from France that I use and some calligraphy pens that I'll bust out for no reason, but I haven't actually bought any here.

  5. Of these? LePen is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. If you're looking for a fountain pen, Lamy Safari is pretty awesome.