Three Questions With Ana From The Well-Appointed Desk

The Best. That's how I refer to Ana Reinert from The Well-Appointed Desk. Her blog is an amazing resource, her reviews are spectacular, and she is one of the nicest people on the planet. Like I said, The Best. My thanks to Ana for answering Three Questions.

1. What role do analog tools such as pens, pencils, and paper play in your day to day life?

Since I've been writing The Well-Appointed Desk for over four years, pens, pencils and paper ARE my life. That said, I often pick out my pens and pencils in the morning with the same considerations most people reserve for their wardrobe. When I get up to go to a meeting, I select pens or pencils based on my mood. Is this a doodle-necessary meeting? If so, I'll pack a multi-pen for multiple color options. Is it a serious meeting where I'll be doing a lot of writing? A good notebook and a fountain pen will be carried. Will there be handouts? Then I pack an extra fine fountain pen or a good gel pen like my Karas Kustoms Render K G2.

2. What are your favorite products you are currently using?

I just met and fell in love with a Kaweco Dia2. Its got a medium nib which is not usually my preferred nib size but it feels so classic I just love it. I'm hoping to upgrade the nib to a 14K gold as soon as they are readily available.

3. What post are you the most proud of on your blog?

Its a tie between the Epic Refill Guide and the Guide Sheets. I worked closely with Dan at Karas Kustoms to pull together the Refill Guide and I keep trying to update and add to it as new options come to light. And the Guide Sheets was an involved project that has gotten a lot of enthusiasm from readers. If you find the perfect notebook but the pages are blank, guide sheets can help turn that book into lined or graph paper. I'm inclined to buy blank paper notebooks now because I can use a guide sheet to make the line widths exactly what I prefer. I've recently updated the Guide Sheets to include graph paper and more size options.

Posted on January 10, 2015 and filed under Three Questions.