How-to | Kaweco tin box pen case

Kaweco tin turned into a pen case

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a you can’t leave Kaweco metal tin empty, it begs to be used to hold something. As soon as I got my Kaweco x Tokyobike pen, I started to look what to put there and obviously, your consideration starts with pens.
It’s originally a case for a pen, right?

But it’s a case for a particularly small pen, so what else can fit there?

Apparently, Pilot Prera (which is a smaller pen) fits perfectly and you can fit 3 of those in one case. I was over the moon with this discovery, as Pilot Prera are one of my favourits for writing on the go and while I can fit one into the pen loop of my Van Der Spek planner, a pen case for several + handful of accessories would be just the thing.

Kaweco tin box is metal, so it would require some padding for safekeeping my lovely solid-colour Preras.
I’ve decided to make padded inserts myself, it’s a quick and easy project, how-to with photos is available below for anyone interested.

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Kaweco x Tokyobike fountain pen review

Kaweco x Tokyobike promo

I don’t celebrate my birthday with a huge party – I prefer meeting friends in small groups or one-on-one when our timetables allow, so celebration usually lasts for at least a month. During pandemic years, it stretched even further – to three summer months… But this year is a record breaker – with war and my moving, I’m still recieving birthday gifts 6 month after.

One of the staples of my Wishlist is “Anything in YELLOW”, so after expressing interest in fountain pens I wasn’t surprised to receive several yellow ones. Today I got Kaweco x Tokyobike collaboration in Dynamic Yellow as a late birthday present and here is my review of it with some unboxing pictures.

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Mini Filofax Finchley | ink journal setup

Mini Filofax Finchley as ink journal: frontMini Filofax Finchley as an ink journal

Спустя годы, свое предназначение нашел еще один мини Filofax.
коричневый Finchley было решено превратить в ink journal, чтобы собирать в одном месте тесты перьевых ручек и референсы чернил для них, а также иметь образцы письма и цветов прочих письменных принадлежностей.

Наполнение – самая обычная бумага, нарезанная под размер (взята из старого блокнота от Flying Tiger) , дополненная самодельными разделителями из более плотной бумаги с закладками из цветной бумаги, защищенными скотчем.

After many years, another mini Filofax has found its designation. I’ve decided to turn my Mini Filofax Finchley in Brown into an ink journal in order to collect fountain pen and inks tests in one place, as well as to have my other writing accessories samples on hand.

The contents are made up from plain paper cut into mini size (paper is quite thin and was taken from the old notebook by Flying Tiger), supplemented by homemade dividers made with slightly more thick paper adorned with tabs created out of narrow post-it bookmarks and some clear tape to protects them from wear and tear.

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Mini Filofax Malden | wallet setup

Mini Filofax Malden as a walletMini Filofax Malden as a wallet

Смирившись с необходимостью проводить на пенсию кошелек Zip Up от Iconic, который прослужил мне 9 лет, и памятуя о своих долгих поисках кошелька с адекватной моим потребностям конструкцией, да еще желательно в небанальном цвете, я решила собрать себе временную (или нет) альтернативу и попробовать использовать в качестве кошелька один из Mini Filofax из моей коллекции.

Все органайзеры размера Mini от Filofax заточены под использование в качестве кошелька, у всех есть кармашек для мелочи и задний карман под банкноты, а возможность добавить листов для заметок, списков покупок и информации по моим планам на день – очень актуальна в преддверии лета, когда я ношу мини-сумки, не вмещающие мой основной планнер от Van der Spek.

Пришла пора проверить удобство этого формата в деле!

As I resigned to the inevitable retirement of my Zip Up wallet from Iconic, which served me well for 9 years, and being mindful of my previous attempts to find something with an adequate design for my needs coupled with an non-boring colour, I’ve decided to assemble a temporary setup (or not so temporary, if I’m lucky) using Mini Filofax from my collection as a wallet.

All Mini-sized organizers from Filofax are intended for use as a wallet, each has pockets for coins and a back pocket for banknotes, and the ability to add sheets for notes, shopping lists and information about my daily plans becomes quite relevant in the anticipation of the summer months, when I use smaller bags, that can’t hold my main planner from Van der Spek.

It seems, the time has come to check the convenience of mini format for myself!

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My father’s pens

My fathers pens: my favourite is Pilot Birdie
Vintage Pilot Birdie

Достала из закромов и перебрала папины ручки – забрала их из Хабаровска в 2015 вместе с его же органайзером. Все были опознаны с помощью тематических форумов и аукционов, перьевые – промыты и заправлены.

Чем не способ отметить дату и “почтить память” без истерик, религиозной херни и мракобесия?

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