Seen in the wild

The good taste of baddies

We recently started watching the Reacher TV series and I noticed that the baddie seems to have good taste: On his desk you can see what looks like the black Graf von Faber-Castell Epsom pen holder and also the black Graf von Faber-Castell Epsom pen tray with three bottles of their ink. The pen holder and tray are available in a set that will set you back £895 (~$1220; €1075)

Image © Skydance Television / Paramount Television Studios / Blackjack Films / Amazon Studios

Image © Skydance Television / Paramount Television Studios / Blackjack Films / Amazon Studios


Price and exchange rates: February 2022

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A musical Noris

Image © Von Wegen Lisbeth

Another Noris in the Wild. This time from the cover of a single by indie-pop band Von Wegen Lisbeth. I got to know the band because of their song on the Crucchi Gang album and noticed that their latest single features what is unmistakably a Staedtler Noris.


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Lovely analog stuff

New Street in Lancaster

It must have been at least ten years since I’ve last been to Lancaster. I’m glad we went today to have a look at the Lancaster Festa Italia. The city centre was full of stalls, offering Italian food, drinks and more.

analop shop

On our walk through the different streets, just after the super car section where all the Ferraris were on display, we got lucky found a little stationery store that just opened a week ago: analog shop

Rhodia

The shop is run by Melanie and Sherry. They were very friendly and also insisted that every customer who enters should sanitise their hands.

Melanie, one of the owners

Next to the exotic smelling hand sanitiser was even was a box with face masks, presumable for customers who would like one, but didn’t bring their own. It’s great to see that this is one of a small number of shops that cares for the safety of their customers [1]Compared to other countries with much lower infection rates there isn’t much hand sanitising and face mask wearing going on here in the UK anymore.

On display was a great selection of the kind of stationery you don’t usually find in the UK high street chains: lots of Kaweco, Lamy, Rhodia (always the nice stuff from their range of course) but also smaller brands, like ANDSONS, a leather manufacturer from Rehau in Franconia.

Find the ANDSONS…

I walked away with a new £36 ANDSONS pen roll made from felt and leather.

The shop keepers told me that in another week the selection of stationery on offer will have grown even further.

ANDSONS pen roll

I’m not sure when I’ll get to go to Lancaster again, but I’ll make sure I’ll visit analog shop again.

ANDSONS pen roll

References

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1 Compared to other countries with much lower infection rates there isn’t much hand sanitising and face mask wearing going on here in the UK anymore