I also picked up an awesome Rhodia dot notepad. It really does offer a different surface than my normal Moleskine notebook.
I bought my first pen online, but I purchased this one at Origami Ink in Asheville, NC. It was amazing to actually see all the options in person and talk with someone who really knew all about the merchandise. Asheville's a bit of a drive so I'm sure I'll still buy gear online. But I'll be sure to visit Origami Ink every chance I get.