What's On My Desk

Recently, having realized that I haven’t updated my blog in a long time, I was struck with the desire to bring it back to life. So, here’s a short post about what’s currently on my desk.


The rice fields have already turned yellow and the harvest is well underway. As the weather has gotten cooler, I’ve found increasingly more pleasure in staying at home under a blanket while reading, journaling, and writing letters with a nice cup of tea. Here are some of the beautiful items I’ve been using:

  • Traveler’s Notebook ~ I’ve been using it for my morning pages, and, occasionally, evening pages as well.

  • Hobonichi Techo Cousin ~ I picked up the July-December Avec at Loft when I was in Fukuoka this summer. The bigger size has been working splendidly for me, and I’ve been enjoying writing in it almost every day. For 2018-2019 I ended up going with the Petit Fleur cover, and although I’m not particularly fond of polyester covers, I’m pretty happy with it! I’m currently doing my Inktober project in my hobonichi.

  • The Superior Labor Pen Wrap ~ I got it as a birthday present to myself. It holds my fountain pens, all of which I’ve been using on a regular basis.

  • J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre Ink ~ I found it a beautiful ink with which to welcome Autumn. I filled my Kaweco Brass Sport with it and have been using it to write down quotes that resonate with me on my hobonichi techo.

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Currently listening to: To Paint Is to Love Again written and read by Henry Miller

Currently drinking: Nettle leaf tea by Traditional Medicinals

Currently eating: Chocolat noir au thé Earl Grey by Chocolat Café~Tasse