Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Reads: February 26. 2017

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere
Stuff I Apparently Did This Week
Stuff I Read This Week

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

First Dutch Fountain Pen Group Meet!

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the first Dutch Fountain Pen Group meet took place! We went to Dudok in The Hague, just outside the famous Passage, at a huge table full of pen lovers! After a leisurely lunch and chat, we headed over to P. W. Akkerman in the Passage, filling the store with enthusiasm (and probably noise).
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What's the point in meeting other fountain pen enthusiasts? You get to meet people who love the same hobby you love: a common love and insanity for fountain pens and accessories. I've met so many wonderful, hilarious, generous, kind people through this hobby. At the meet, we don't just talk about pens - we are developing friendships! The obvious fun part about meeting other fountain pen folks is you get to check out all their cool pens, inks, and accessories. It's an opportunity to share your favorites, and to try out nibs or pens you've never used before. Or fondle pens you never imagined you would get to touch.
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Image taken by Havise (serrulata) & Filippo.
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Image taken by Havise (serrulata) & Filippo.
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Image taken by Havise (serrulata) & Filippo.
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Image taken by Havise (serrulata) & Filippo.
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P. W. Akkerman were gracious hosts as we filled the store. Some ink was purchased, a few pens, and the sweetest part was goody bags were organized for all attendees! What a surprise! The bags contained miscellaneous items, including delicious Hopjes candies, pen magazines (Pen World and/or Penna), a Graf Von Faber-Castell wood pencil, Waterman cards, and the best part: our choice of a bottle of ink from the original ink line up! Stellar, lovely people.
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Side note: the store has some really neat things.
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Here's a HUGE THANK YOU to P. W. Akkerman for their generosity! If you are interested, you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook! If you're in The Netherlands, you can join the Facebook group here.

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

Sunday Reads


Stuff I Looked At Elsewhere
Stuff I Apparently Did This Week
Stuff I Read This Week

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