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April 17, 2009 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Biffy Beans is kind of a hippy dippy chick. But she makes the stationary nerds drool. Oh sure, there's reviews of Journals, Fountain Pens, Inks. But she also draws the occasional Mandala.
posted by tylerfulltilt (34 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
What about the nerds in motion?
posted by Crabby Appleton at 9:52 AM on April 17, 2009 [12 favorites]


Found Via Pen Addict, Previously
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:54 AM on April 17, 2009


I was thinking, "Stationary bikes? What the hell?" But you mean stationery, don't you?
posted by pracowity at 9:56 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


But you mean stationery, don't you?

Nah. People who spend that much time hunched over paper don't get out much.
posted by rokusan at 9:57 AM on April 17, 2009


Metafilter: Makes the stationary nerds drool.
posted by Skot at 10:04 AM on April 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'd love to have her handwriting as a font.
posted by Yakuman at 10:05 AM on April 17, 2009


I'd love to have her handwriting as a font.

yeah you would
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 10:23 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I now know that nibmeister is an actual profession and you can get your nibs custom ground by one.

Also, in reading so many fountain pen reviews I can't help but be reminded of Meryl Streep's Sister Aloysius character in Doubt who had such sharp content for ball-point pens.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:25 AM on April 17, 2009


gah, s/content/contempt/
posted by Rhomboid at 10:28 AM on April 17, 2009


well, i think her mandala's are so-so. but as someone who dabbles in comic art, and nearly achieved orgasm the first time someone let me try their kuretake brush pen, i have to say that her pen/ink reviews are drool worthy. as for her metaphysics, well it reminds me that i still have about fourteen old dead albums that i need to get rid of.
posted by barrett caulk at 10:34 AM on April 17, 2009


I'll show YOU sharp content for a pen! It's called an unsolicited, neat and correctly spelled screed!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:35 AM on April 17, 2009


Helpful mnemonic which is the main reason that my brain knows the difference:

Stationery is stuff sold by a stationer, like hosiery is sold by a hosier.
posted by edheil at 10:36 AM on April 17, 2009


This is utterly delightful. I love fountain pens, I love little journals. It is so true that the internet has porn for every peccadillo.

Anyone know where i can get Cartier refills easily in the UK?
posted by artaxerxes at 10:36 AM on April 17, 2009


Starting posts with insults is the new hotness.
posted by DU at 10:44 AM on April 17, 2009


this was a great find! Neat post, and there's more than a little bit of fountain pen/journal hound geek in my personality, so this definitely was a nice dose of crack for me.

This is a site I'll savor.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:52 AM on April 17, 2009


Her site is going to make me drag out all my old fountain pens and nibs. Gah, ink-stained fingers, here I come. Nice reviews, and her pictures of the inks are really beautiful.
posted by ugf at 11:01 AM on April 17, 2009


I've started turning pens as a quick satisfying project. I think the next one will be a fountain pen. With some kick-ass ink.
posted by Bovine Love at 11:12 AM on April 17, 2009


(edhell: the one I always use is that the 'e' in stationery stands for 'envelope.')
posted by Ian A.T. at 11:16 AM on April 17, 2009


On a lathe, and not in an alley, right?
posted by boo_radley at 11:16 AM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


mnemonic from grade school: stationery, paper. It is the er thing
posted by Cranberry at 11:59 AM on April 17, 2009


When she's done grinding my nibs, then she can get started grinding my nubs.

Ohyeah.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:34 PM on April 17, 2009


Another fountain pen afficionada. My fave ink is Pelikan's Brilliant Brown. I have a whole stash of it as I thought some years ago they were discontinuing it. Glad to see I was wrong.
posted by Dragonness at 1:12 PM on April 17, 2009


The pen is mightier.
posted by Ratio at 1:31 PM on April 17, 2009


Stationery is stuff sold by a stationer, like hosiery is sold by a hosier.

Hosiery could also be sold by a Hoosier. Even a Hoosier hosier.
posted by ekroh at 1:36 PM on April 17, 2009


Take off, eh.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 1:40 PM on April 17, 2009


Thanks for this, I loved her site. I've always had a thing for pens, a weird personality trait that I usually have to suppress every time I go to a store with cool pens. Good to know that I'm apparently not alone!
posted by gemmy at 2:26 PM on April 17, 2009


This site satisfies some sort of fetish that I previously never even knew I had!
posted by Burritos Inc. at 2:33 PM on April 17, 2009


A big THANK YOU to the original poster, and all of the above supportive comments. No - you are definitely NOT alone!

Biff loves paper!
(And pens, and inks, and art supplies...)
posted by Biffybeans at 2:49 PM on April 17, 2009


But has she been to Pen Island?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:53 PM on April 17, 2009


$5 bucks, same as on the mainland.
posted by loquacious at 6:25 PM on April 17, 2009


Starting posts with insults is the new hotness.

I didn't think Biffy would be insulted by it. If she is I apologize wholeheartedly. I FPP'd her site because I love it.
posted by tylerfulltilt at 9:00 PM on April 17, 2009


Pendemonium, Pear Tree Pens, FPN.

Oh yeah: Aurora. There is nothing nicer than Aurora Black.
posted by polyglot at 1:19 AM on April 18, 2009


Biffy is not insulted. But for the record, I am not a nibmeister, therefore, I do not do any nib or nub grinding~ :o)
posted by Biffybeans at 9:38 AM on April 18, 2009


Reminds me of my long-dormant Clairefontaine fetish.....why did I stop keeping a journal?
posted by tiny crocodile at 3:50 PM on April 19, 2009


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