I have been a SCRIBEDelivery subscriber for 9 months now and I have been consistently impressed month-to-month and this month is no exception. Holly & Chad always have some theme or structure for each month. For example, last month’s theme was “Giving Back” and featured companies that give back to their communities. Products from @StorySupplyCo. and @Writepads were showcased and have always been a favorite of mine, but that is another review.
This month’s theme is “Favorite Things”, and looks to include some of Holly & Chad’s favorite things. And *spolier* they turned out to be some of my favorite things too.
First out of the gate is the Smock Workbook. The Smock takes a page from Baron’s Fig’s Work/Play in that the left sides of this notebook are blank for freeform drawing, doodling, etc and the right sides are lined for some structure. I love the texture of the bamboo paper cover.
The 100% post-consumer recycled FSC certified paper inside is fairly absorbent and my fountain pens have virtually no show through.
It was pleasure to write in with whatever implement I chose to use.
Next we get 3 Kukuyo Notebooks. Super smooth paper and I’m happy to report, fountain pen friendly as well. Minimal show through with most inks and no bleed. Dry time on some of the inks was L-O-N-G, particularly the Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses. (You’ll see the smear in the photo from 30+ minutes.)
The lines and spacing of these notebooks is very unique. And, according to SCRIBEDelivery, it was developed after observing the note-taking habits of students in Tokyo. Cool!
The pen this month is a Sailor G-Free ballpoint designed to be used in a gravity free environment. I’ll have to take their word on this as I won’t be testing it in zero gravity any time soon. I can, however, state it is a fine pen that writes well. There is a knob on the top of the pen that allows you to adjust the “spring” when writing.
If you are a heavy handed writer this is a great way to accommodate your writing style. Neat feature. I also like the clip-release function. Fans of fountain pens will easily recognize this pen manufacturer. And I must admit, I did not know they made ballpoints too.
The most unique item this month has to be the Kukuyo Beetle Highlighter.
Just look at that tip! With it, you get fine lines, broad lines and a very unique double line.
The last two items in this month’s shipment are pencils. I am not a pencil guy. I like them and use them, but don’t know a thing about them except that Sister Mary Whomever always insisted the use of a #2, and they were always yellow. There are far smarter pencil people out there, so I will defer to these wise folk if you want more info, see @leadfast, @gentlemanstationer, @penaddict or @wellappointeddesk.
I will say that SCRIBEDelivery has given me the desire to learn more about the pencils they include, so maybe I will grow to love them as so many do. My favorite pencil to use lately was from a previous SCRIBEDelivery, the Musgrave Test Scoring pencil.
Anyway, the pencils are a Tombow 8900 and a Tombo 100. Both have quite a history according to Holly & Chad and I am looking forward to sharpening them up.
That’s it for this month. Considering the rarity of these items, I feel it is a great value. I appreciate the thought and work that Holly & Chad put into each and every shipment. It is obviously a labor of love and it shows.
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I purchased this subscription with my own funds and am not compensated in anyway for this review. Opinions are my own.