MarteModena Citizen pen family – part 2

Hello my Dear Friends, Do you remember my post “MarteModena Citizen pen family – part 1” if not you can find it here. Marte Modena has a brilliant idea, Marlen has brought this idea into real life and fountain pen users can grab their favourite colors and write and write and write … Today is…

Pen which brings memoires – London

Dear Readers, First days of each new year are good for a fast trip down a memory lane. So maybe very shortly, in only few words, I would like to share with you few thoughts about one of my favourite places. Probably, most of us have our own top, favourite areas. Within these places, for…

Do I really need another black pen – story about Platinum 3776

Dear Readers, As probably most of us, I have also many black pens with gold trims, for example pens from my beloved Montblanc Meisterstuck series but also from Sheaffer, Waterman, Tropen to mention only a few. Black and gold pens look serious, classy and such combination creates rather popular color scheme for fountain pens. When…

MarteModena Citizen pen family – part 1

Hello my Dear Friends, Today’s post will be a little different than usual ones. Who knows all our (I mean fountain pens geeks and aficionados) needs and dreams best? Who understands our passion, our commitments? Who can inspire us? Who can introduce to us new directions, new shapes, new designs which suit best our tastes?…

What’s actually in use – week 21

“… On a crowded beach washed by the sun He puts his headphones on His modern world revolves around The synthesizer’s song Full of future thoughts and thrills His senses slip away He’s a European legacy A culture for today …” Hi my dear analog lovers, Sun. spring, songs and founatin pens. I am sorry for…

When La Dolce Vita met Dolcevita

Hi Readers, Because most of us, who are reading this post, do not remember middle of XXth century, I have a proposal, let’s play a game. Go back to the past. Can you imagine world without impact of Vietnam and Afghanistan wars? Can you imagine terms of “global warming” and “greenhouse effect” not present in…

Napkin 4.EVER Prima

Hi All, Do you remember Pininfarina post and the photo riddle? If not, you can check Pininfarina Pencil :). So, today it is time to solve it. Does it help? Still mystery, maybe this one could. Spring is knocking at the door at last. Mechanical plants  to fight zombies hordes at your garden? Need more photos?…

Set in black – Sheaffer Gift 300

Dear Readers, Sometimes fountain pen is not enough, there are situations when you need to use pencil or ballpoint (especially for marking text in books when, drawing or filling documents in copies – of course there are special nibs for copies, but they are not available in your favourite stationary just round the corner). This…

PP – Pininfarina Pencil

Wroooooom Wroooommm Dear Readers,   Today I was wondering, if anyone remembers such beauty as Ferrari 250 GT SWB or Ferrari Dino. If not, what about Jaguar XJ-S? Still nothing? I am surprised. Maybe Ferrari Testarossa? Come on. Let’s move to late nineties and Ford Focus or Peugeot 406 Coupe. Yes, I knew it 🙂…

Handy papers and pens

Dear Readers, Fountain pen without paper is either ugly and useless or standalone piece of art. Ok, there are also inks, inkwells, blotting papers etc. So, what you need to make a perfect combination in easy steps? Match pen with paper. It doesn,t look complicated in theory, but it is a little bit tricky in practice….

Vintage charm – Columbus Extra

Dear Readers,   Today I want to present two pens made by one of Italian first pen manufacturer. The company has been established in May 1918 by two brothers, Eugenio and Alfredo Verga. They have started with black ebonite Safety Pen N. 1. Through the years they have introduced new overlays, new materials (celluloid), new designs…

Winter snow star – Montblanc Heritage 1912

Dear Pen Users, with special Greetings for Montblanc fans, It is about time, that I should put a review of Montblanc writing instrument. But what Montblanc, should I take as the first one, they produced so many of them? I will start with one of my favourite, Ladies and Gentelmen here is the Montblanc Heritage…