Iroshizuku yama-budo (Bordeaux)

Friday, January 29, 2010

I love Iroshizuku fountain pen ink. They never let me down in a Moleskine. I ordered this bottle of Iroshizuku yama-budo in september 2009 at Jetpens. They have a great assortment of Iroshizuku inks.
Iroshizuku yama-budo

It is a very good saturated purple color. The color has almost no shading with my Pelikan M1000 (fine). The picture below reflects to much pink. In real it is between purple and bordeaux.
Iroshizuku yama-budo

Iroshizuku syo-ro (Dark Turquoise)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Iroshizuku syo-ro (dark turquoise) is a fountain pen ink produced by Pilot. I bought this bottle at Jetpens.
Iroshizuku syo-ro

It is a great green color between blue and green. Great color for every day use. It gets just the attention it needs writing with it between other people ;-) who are writing with blue or black.
Iroshizuku syo-ro

Crystal Knife Rests (bought at flea market)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sometimes I go with my wife or daughter to a flea market on Saterday morning. Up till now I never found a nice fountain pen. Bought found some great vintage ink of Pelikan. This morning I found a nice looking Crystal Knife Rest that I misuse to lay down my fountain pen. When I saw the pictures I noticed that I had to clean them from my fingerprints. So a big sorry for that ;-)
Crystal dish thing

Rohrer & Klingner Old golden green

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I bought some bottles of Rohrer & Klinger at The Writing Desk from the United Kingdom. A great fast delivering shop. Rohrer & Klingner is a German company that makes ink since 1892. So they must have a lot of experience.
Rohrer & Klinger Old golden green

Moleskine 0.00 Night Limited Edition Notebook

Monday, January 11, 2010

What's night for you? 0.00 Night is the carefully selected result of over 200 personal answers to the question “What is Night for you?” curated by journalist Olivia Fincato with photographer Renato D’Agostin. On the Moleskine US site this piece can be ordered.

Diamine Ink Monaco Red Review (guest review)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Their is a blog with the name Simplicity Embellished. Cole Imperi is a 20-something business owner, Simplicity Embellished publishes short pieces on business, style and home. Cole did a great review on Diamine Monaco Red. I asked her if I could place it on my blog. She agreed and so I can show you this wonderful color. Thank you Cole and keep up the good work!

Yum. Just yum.
Diamine Monaco Red

Paperblanks Lindau Gospels

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In Holland we have on the evening of december 5th the celebration of Saint Nicholas. That's when we give each other presents and make rhymes with the presents. You can compare it with Christmas morning when parents give presents to the kids under the Christmas tree. Saint Nicholas is coming from Spain with a boat and has a white horse. It is similar to Santa Claus. Saint Nicholas is dressed like the picture on the right.
My wife bought for me a Paperblanks Lindau Gospels notebook. It is a luxury notebook with a magnetic clip. This Paperblanks is a true amazingly fine piece of art.
Paperblanks Lindau Gospels