Newsletter Feb 2021 - Applebee Pens and More

To all you lovers of luxury writing instruments, it’s time to pack our lunch boxes, grab a new pack of fineliners, and clean that weird stuff out of the bottom of our backpacks. We’re coming for you 2021!

New Products

Rhodia Notepads and Notebooks

We are very pleased to announce that we have limited stock of Rhodia Notebooks and Notepads.

Rhodai Notepads

We had a period of inactivity due to the South African Distributor dropping the product, cutting off our source of supply. We have managed to Indent a special order for us exclusively. Never write in a dull notebook again - use Rhodia.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Rhodia, these economical pads are a favourite of artists, designers, calligraphers, crafters and writers. People love Rhodia pads for their grids, smooth paper and unique scored cover which folds back neatly. The stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable. All Rhodia paper is acid-free and ink-friendly. Their bright orange covers make them instantly recognizable in the store or on the street. The recently-introduced black and white covers are a modern twist. Rhodia has been around since the 1930s.

Of significance to writing enthusiasts, the paper is fountain pen ink friendly, no bleeding through, blotting or smudging.

Stocks are running out fast, so please order as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

Moleskine Notebooks

We were both sad and disheartened when the South African Distributor of Moleskine filed for bankruptcy, cutting our source of supply for this fantastic product too.

We are elated that a new Distributor has been appointed and stocks are starting to arrive once again. 

The Moleskine brand was created in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries, such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. Moleskine is a creative company enjoying continuing growth.

Moleskine is an Italian manufacturer, papermaker and product designer founded in 1997 by Francesco Franceschi, based in Milan, Italy. It produces and designs luxury notebooks, as well as planners, sketchbooks, leather backpacks, holdalls, journals, wallets, various accessories, and stationery.

Parker Jotter XL Ballpoint Pen

Parker Pen Company has produced the classic and timeless and best-selling Jotter ballpoint pen since 1954, with an estimated production of over 750 million pens during the pen's life. The Parker Jotter is the standard for ballpoint pens. Its iconic plastic grip section and stainless steel barrel prominently feature the iconic arrow-shaped clip. It's failing for many people has been its size - it is a skinny and lightweight pen, making it less comfortable to use for some people. In 2017 the Parker Pen Company addressed this by introducing a larger version of the same pen design - the Parker Jotter XL. In our opinion, it's a game-changer.

Parker Jotter XL

The Jotter and Jotter XL are the same design of pen but on a different scale. Where the base Jotter comes with a plastic grip section, the XL's grip section is made of metal, giving the pen a more solid hand-feel. Parker does make special editions of the regular Jotter with metal grips (see our parker products). However, the most common is still plastic with a metal tip to protect the refills end. Parker classifies the Jotter XL as 7% bigger, which doesn't sound like much but makes a considerable difference in hand-feel. Depending on your writing style, either pen could be good for you. Still, as pens have become larger in general over the last 60+ years, We believe that many people may prefer the slightly larger pen. (Source: blog).

This product is not available yet, please keep watching our site for the launch. (Ed. Latest update says to expect delivery only in Feb).


New Extended Range of Pilot Iroshizuku Luxury Fountain Pen Inks

Enjoy a touch of Japan with Pilot Iroshizuku fountain pen inks. Inspired by nature, the Iroshizuku lineup offers 24 captivating colours drawn from across the seasons and landscapes of Japan. The name Iroshizuku means “droplets of colour,” and each colour is so clean and natural that you can almost imagine it being collected like dewdrops from tree leaves or cherry blossoms.


Pilot Iroshizuku Luxury Fountain Pen Inks

Iroshizuku inks are not just gorgeous in appearance—they are beautifully presented and well-behaved, too. They come in award-winning designer glass bottles, flow smoothly and reliably in nearly any pen, and are easy to clean out when you’re ready to change inks. For those who love sheen, many Iroshizuku inks will provide a spectacular red or gold sheen when used in a wet pen on fountain pen friendly paper.

Valentines' Day Specials


We will be showcasing some very special goodies for Valentines' Day Gifts.

We will have on offer specific items for Men and others for Women, that will be available for a few days before the special event - enough time for us to get them delivered anywhere in South Africa.

There will be a limited suplly and these items will not be available for re-order once sold off, so please keep an eye on our website and .Social Media sites for the launch date.

New Payflex Payment Option

We have just been approved as a Payflex Merchant.

This new feature provides an interesting payment option to what we already have on offer.


Essentially, it allows you to buy and receive your product immediately, but you have the option to pay the amount over 4 installments of 25% each - over 6 weeks with no interest charged.


On this note, just a reminder that we also offer Mobicred as a payment method, which allows you access credit where you can repay the loan amount  over up to 12 months, without a link to a credit card or bank account.

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