I’m letting go of pens that aren’t seeing much use or love, and I hope you can give them a home. All pens are used, so expect micro scuffs, etc. The pens will ship from Manila, so a flat USD15 covers EMS to wherever you are. I will also send you hearts and doodles. Email me …
In which I show off two custom Edison pens.
This time I decided to go mostly black.
My favorite pen store in Paris is Mora Stylos. I’m sure you can see why. The trays hold pens that carry their age better than many pens decades their junior. Many pen stores have modern writing instruments, but only a few display Waterman safeties and filigree overlays and Parker 51s alongside Nakaya pens. In fact, this might be the only one.
My other Kryptonite is art supplies. Not only was my visit to France replete with foie gras and fromage blanc, I also indulged in art supply shops of hyperventilation-inducing variety. I dragged friends to Creative Grafic in Aix-en-Provence and proceeded to ignore them for an hour. I wanted to hug their brush display. I’ll take one of …
The base of blue ebonite is beautifully marbled with turquoise, red, green and cream. The clip is made by lost wax casting, and the nib is a no. 7 in 18k, both given an antiqued copper finish. Christine at Mora Stylos told me that the patina can react with ink, and I said, that’s the point, isn’t it? Wabi sabi might be a Japanese phrase, but the sentiment can be universal.
Calligraphy video, song by Sweet Billy Pilgrim. This video features a lot of pens, for different effects. Not in the picture is a Sailor taka nuri. Most of them have “performer” nibs – not ideal for daily use, but capable of acrobatics. From left to right: European no-name overlay, Sheaffer TD with a flexible medium nib, …
…my camera battery faded away. Oh well, what’s a few more days?
I’ll be experimenting with new themes again for the next couple of days. More and more of you are visiting me on your iPads, and there’s a good spread of screen resolutions. Hang in there.
Bexley’s Poseidon Magnum II in Bronze Sands is the right kind of chunky.