I think everyone that owns a fountain pen will own at least one J Herbin ink – I may be wrong but at least everyone must have heard of them. I resisted these inks for sometime as they are everywhere and I could never find a colour I wanted to try but then I got lured in by the shimmer inks.
J Herbin is the oldest name in pen inks, the original Herbin was a sailor who brought recipes for inks and sealing waxes back to France from his travels around the world. New inks are still produced – six in 2018, a new shimmer ink (Cornaline d’Egypte) and 5 ordinary inks (Rouge Grenat, Bleu Des Profondeurs. Bleu Calanque, Corail des Tropiques and Vert de Gris).
Its been awhile because sometimes life just gets away on you.....and this will be along post.
Apart from ink and always searching for the next colour I have a things about notebooks, I am always buying them. I am a sucker for good stationery and despite all this technology that surrounds me I still handwrite most things and so always have a notebook on me, usually A5 sized. So, about a year ago I went on the hunt for good quality notebooks using Tomoe Rover paper. I came across Musubi after reading about them on the Gentleman Stationer's blog. They are absolutely fabulous handmade notebooks but probably a bit expensive for most. At the same time I discovered the Squishy Ink blog and from that Hippo Noto notebooks.