We are going to take a break from fountain pens this week. There are other things in our stationery world than pens and ink (look out for cameos). One of the reasons why I love stationery is because of how useful it is…it’s purpose is to look cute and help you get the job done. This blog post will focus on having your pen and paper ready. Pen loops and straps do just that 🙂
Castelli notebooks that come with a loop and pencil: Genius idea! These pen loops are usually black. Classy, no fuss, no extra work necessary. Apparently not everyone travels with 10 different fountain pens 😀
Leuchtturm loop: so many colours to choose from! This is another very convenient add-on option. Glue this pen loop to your notebook of choice and you are good to go. Loop is more suitable for pencils and thinner pens. The biggest advantage is that it goes with every kind of notebook. Big or small – you don’t have to worry about buying the wrong size. I have noticed that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who go for colour match and those who mix it up. I belong to the second category. Black on black or red on red just doesn’t do it for me. Right now I am rocking Lime Leuchtturm1917 dot book with a yellow pen loop. The only downside is that this loop is too slim for Lamy Safari fountain pen.
And finally, this, ladies and gentlemen is the winner: Papelote notebook strap…the most amazing invention in stationery world 🙂 I gave at least a dozen of them out as presents. Not a single serving friend – use it after you finish a notebook (unlike Leuchtturm1917 pen loops). It works as a pen holder by itself, no extra weight necessary 😉 They come in 3 sizes and many colours.
Smallest is A6 Papelote notebook strap holds 3 pens and fits pocket A6 notebooks from:
- Quo Vadis Habana
Medium A5 Papelote notebook strap size holds 5 pens and will go on following A5 notebooks:
- Quo Vadis Habana
also XXL Moleskine notebooks (medium Moleskines are too thin) and both Rhodiarama sizes (A5 and XXL).
Large A4 size Papelote notebook strap holds 5 pens and fits Link and Leuchtturm1917 Master books, Rhodia A4 Webnotebooks and believe it or not the Buckle files.
We’d love to hear from you – which ones do you go for? Are you a colour-matcher or a colour-mixer?
Thank you for reading,