Friday, February 24, 2017

Whiskers & Paws: February 2017 Edition

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ink Shot Review: @RobertOsterInk Peach @SakuraFPGallery

This Peachy ink was picked up at Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery to accompany a very special pen... but this is about the ink, not the pen!
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ABOUT

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Color: Orange
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: €16,50
Where to buy: Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery
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Not quite as intense as Apricot, but not ugly either!
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PROS

  • Pretty color! 
  • Shades well.
  • Large-pen-friendly bottle.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Looks so good in a clear pen!
  • The label on top of the cap of the bottle has the name of the ink printed on it, as well as a tiny ink swab so it's easy to spot in your ink drawer/cabinet.
  • Easy to store bottles.
  • Robert Oster is a really nice guy, so I feel happy to support his creations.
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CONS

  • May be too light to read in finer nibs.

OVERALL

I seem to be drawn to colors like this - yellowy orange inks that shade well. It's hard to resist this, and with a cat named Peaches, I just couldn't leave without it! Well behaved, easy to clean, so pretty! It's just the kind of ink that makes my eyes happy when I use it, and I can't argue with that.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ink Shot Review: Kyo-no-oto Imayou-iro @AppelboomLaren

Thank you to Appelboom for sending this ink for review!
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ABOUT


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Color: Pink
Bottle: 40 ml
Price: €24,95 (outside the EU): €20,62
Where to buy: Appelboom
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Discount Code for Appelboom: friend
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PROS


  • Shades beautifully.
  • A bright, cheery pink. I love it!
  • Pretty easy to clean for a saturated pink.
  • Easy to fill large fountain pens from this bottle.
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CONS


  • Not for daily use at work, I imagine.
  • Expensive.
  • Box was so tight, it was hard to open! Seriously.

OVERALL


Stellar, beautiful ink! I love this pink - it's bright and happy and cheery. The bottle is also beautiful, so that the whole theme is just an experience. However, it's very expensive...

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Reads: February 19. 2017

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Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Field Trip: @_WonderPens in Toronto, Canada

On a trip home to Canada, I visited Wonder Pens in Toronto! This is a long overdue post - it's been nearly a year already (oh my god, where does the time go?!), but I wanted to share these pictures with you anyway. I'll be back there soon so I can share some updated ones, but in the meantime, check out a bit of Wonder Pens!

Wonder Pens has a variety of brands including Lamy, Platinum, Edison, Pilot, Palomino, and more! Perfect especially if you're looking for Japanese stationery like Superior Labor, Midori, and Life Stationery.

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At the time I visited, there was a typewriter show - with actual restored typewriters you could try out. It was so cool. Even my brother, who has little interest in pens and stationery, thought it was a really interesting place!
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I left with two Superior Labor leather pen rolls! I couldn't pick which color I liked more... so I got both.
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