Posts Tagged: ink

J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe Ink

As part of my ongoing quest to get better at fountain pens and ink, Bureau Direct sent me a set of J. Herbin Pick’n’Mix Inks. The only colour I requested myself was the Diabolo Menthe ink, because as regular readers will know, this is my favourite colour! I was told at the time that this… Read more »

J. Herbin Stormy Grey Ink

So pretty much EVERYONE has reviewed this ink, (for example, Gourmet Pens, Ed Jelley, Pen Addict, Well-Appointed Desk etc, etc.) and have all done it far better than I can so this isn’t a review as such, just showing it off. I used the Stormy Grey with a dip pen and Nikko G Nib. I’m not… Read more »

Lamy Al-Star Copperorange + Ink Review

After writing THIS POST, lots of people were lovely enough to suggest some fountain pens I’d like to try… One of these was the Lamy Al-Star, and when Bureau Direct offered to send me one to try out, how could I resist?! Looks Well, my first impression was that although it’s a larger pen than… Read more »

Quill London & Lamplighter London Calligraphy Workshop

Continuing on my quest to improve my handwriting and get more confident with it, I went along to another calligraphy workshop, this time with Quill London and Lamplighter London. I’d actually booked to do this a while ago, before I was invited to the Betty Etiquette workshop. They turned out to be a week apart… Read more »

On Fountain Pens…

Stationery community, I feel I have to get something off my chest. It’s a bit controversial, and I might end up with some enemies from saying this but… I don’t really *get* the whole fountain pen thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading other people’s reviews of them and I like listening to Brad… Read more »

Flea Market Finds #1: Antique Advertising Dip Pens

I got these 2 for $4! All the guy said was that they were OLD. They’re wooden advertising dip pens and I haven’t had much luck finding out when they’re from. I reckon maybe 1920s or 30s. The captions are brilliant: Hotel Morgan Only Fireproof Hotel In The City Morgantown, W. VA. Ask For Butter-Nut… Read more »