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…

Adrian Waddington -The Creative Calligraphy Sourcebook

Dear Readers, As I can see you are really interested in calligraphy books, so I will present you a third book (after Don Marsh – Calligraphy and David Harris – The Art of Calligraphy, which short reviews you can read here Don Marsh and here David Harris) mostly for beginners, but as usual advanced calligraphers may also find…

What’s actually in use – week 01

Hi Dear Readers, New Year is here, so The New Order must go with the pen case content 😉 Changes are not dramatic, few items are permanent (these are some of my favourites). So I will come back to essentials and show you what pens are actually in use for the beginning of 2016. This…

Yorkies in the winter

Dear animal lovers, Winter is a shitty season. Cold, wet or snowy, generally awfull time. Ok, ok skiers are not normal people, so their oppinion does not matter 😉 Dogs also do not like it, maybe except for Siberian Husky. So generally if you want to go for a walk with your dog in December…

David Harris – The Art of Calligraphy

Dear readers, Calligraphy in today’s world is not a completely forgotten skill. Moreover, many people (no matter what age) are trying to write not only using computer keyboard, but also (sometimes sterted with special occasions) with more traditional instruments like pens, brushes or even pencils. Today I want to present a book which may help to start improving…

Let’s spend the night with the Opera

Hi, I am admiring the Italian design for many, many years. I do not know what is a reason for it, is it a climate, sunrays, pasta … really I am very curious. Just look at the cars. Look at the jewellery. Look at the … and so on and so on. And the same…

Marx and Stalin meet the pencil

Dear Readers, Very common add-on to fountain pens in the pen cases are pencils. They are used not only for drawing but also for making notes, unstress biting or picking nose. One of the features which differs pencils from fountain pens is that all you put on paper with a lead you can easily erase…

My Pen System by Visconti

Dear fountain pens users, Fountain pen with the same look like milions of other, is not enough. Maybe not from the very beginning, but surely after some time spent with your hobby. Individuality is what many people search in today’s unified world. This also affects fountain pens. To fullfill such demands producers issue: Limited Editions, Special…

Fountain Pen Day 2015 in Warsaw

Hi, just a small trip into close past, back to beginning of November 2015. It was the second time as Fountain Pen Day (to learn more about Fountain Pen Day you can check here) was celebrated in Warsaw. In the event, fountain pens fans took part from all over Poland, geographically starting from the sea edge at…

Giuseppe Fichera – Montegrappa

Hi Dear Readers, To have only pens is not enough for real fountain pen geek. Of course you need inks and papers, but this is not enough also. What are you lacking? Pen cases, yes. What else? Converters, cartridges. Still something is missing. What are you missing? BOOKS! Yes, books from which you could learn…