Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Philadelphia, here we come!

First pen show of the year is coming up this weekend; we'll be heading down there Thursday, closing up shop until Monday. It's been quite a few years since the last time we were there; used to spend a lot of time in Philadelphia, before moving from Manhattan to Providence.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Site updates

Finally got around to fixing some display issues, where fonts were being displayed in miniature on browsers other than Internet Explorer. If any pages look a little funny, a click on your browser's reload button should fix things. Let us know if something looks broken even after reloading, though.

Next up: updating filling instructions, pen anatomy pages, and photos on Pen Profiles.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is here, and we'll be back in the shop Monday, catching up. It's been a pretty hectic holiday season here, enlivened by a fair amount of snow and minor colds brought home by the kids.

For the first time in many years, we're planning on attending the Philadelphia pen show, which runs from January 22-24. We'll be bringing some pens, but are not planning on a full setup -- so if you want to see anything in particular, please let us know ahead of time so we'll be sure to bring it. The main focus will be our other venture, American Art Plastics, and we'll have a large batch of newly-made hard rubber stock available by then, which we will be selling at the show. Getting this classic material re-made has taken much time and effort, and I can't begin to tell you how satisfying and gratifying it is when the results come through. The stuff is just beautiful: rich colors, great feel, vivid patterning, plus it machines like a dream and polishes up like glass -- easily the equal of the best of the vintage hard rubbers.