Could “Everyday” be your EDC

Hi, dear Readers, Freezing season has arrived in Europe. So, I have started to count days until there will be sun and warmth outside again. How to do it? For sure, there is an app for that on your phone, but maybe, it is a good time to use analogue methods for that. Fountain pen…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Don Marsh – Calligraphy

Hi All, I know how difficult is to write beautifully, but almost everyone can do it. Really. Maybe except me. It demands only “Double P” – practice and patience. If you could find and allocate for practicing at least 15 minutes each day, at the latest after few months you will see amazing results. But…