Pierre Cardin Grand Aqua Fountain Pen

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Pierre Cardin is a famous French fashion brand, and I never thought they were into stationery as well. I’ve just had the chance to use and review a Pierre Cardin fountain pen for the first time, and the pen I received was the Pierre Cardin Grand Aqua fountain pen! The pen came in a nice smooth box with the Pierre Cardin logo debossed on it. When I opened it up, I was really happy to see a beautiful white pen…

Sunday Inkings #27

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Pens Expensive Fountain Pen Buying Strategies – FPQuest Ink & Pen Notes: Kaweco AL Sport Black Stonewashed and Kaweco Red Cartridge – FPQuest My Security Blanket – Travelling With Too Many Pens – From The Pen Cup New Pelikan Fall Preview 2015 – m205 Amethyst, m800, 600 – Goldspot Pens Anatomy of a Fountain Pen – Goulet Pens Form Versus Function – Pens! Paper! Pencils! My Tier One Pens – Gentleman Stationer Inks Ink Shot Review: J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor @BureauDirect – Gourmet Pens Review: Private…

Winners of the SG50 Online Vision Special Edition Calligraphy Set!

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Hello there dear readers! Thank you so much for the support on the SG50 Online Vision Calligraphy Set. There was an overwhelming number of entries! I have not had the chance to pick the winners the last few days, but I am finally able to do so today. I bet you are all excited. The winners are: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations to Sandra and Sok H.! Sandra has won for leaving a comment on this post, and Sok has won…

Faber-Castell Reopening Ceremony

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After weeks of renovation and revamping its boutique in Singapore, Faber-Castell relaunched the boutique last Friday, 24 July 2015. More than 60 guests turned up at the reopening event, and I was very honoured to be one of those invited to it! I rushed down from work to the event at Ion Orchard, and very unfortunately missed the opening speeches. I arrived in time, though, to the beating of drums and clashing of cymbals, as the lion dance troupe danced in…

SG50: Online VISION Special Edition Calligraphy Set – GIVEAWAY!

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Alright, as promised yesterday, I have an awesome giveaway for my readers today. In case you’re wondering, yes, it is the Online VISION Special Edition Calligraphy Set which has been launched to commemorate SG50, Singapore’s 50th birthday! The sets are disappearing fast, but I’ve managed to secure 2 sets to be given away, thanks to the very supportive sponsorship of Fook Hing Trading Co. The VISION Calligraphy set consists of a pen with 3 italic nibs of different sizes: 0.8mm,…

Sunday Inkings #26

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PENS The Pilot Capless Bamboo has been launched in Singapore if you haven’t heard about it yet. Check out my review here. I love my Cherry Bamboo version and inked it up with the Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu, a lovely purple colour. [Photo] Namiki Nippon Art Flower Basket Fountain Pen Review – The Unroyal Warrant *This pen is absolutely beautiful! Bexley Phoenix Fountain Pen Review – The Pen Addict Morning Glory CalliCally Fountain Pen – Inklode New Sailor Pens on the Horizon…

Sailor Profit Fude DE Mannen fountain pen

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If you are looking for a special and exotic nib, try out the Sailor Fude nib. A couple of years ago, I bought this pen because it really fascinated me, but due to multiple distractions, it has been cast aside and almost forgotten. Such a pity! This pen is a Sailor Profit fitted with a Fude nib. By the way, it’s pronounced more like “fuh-deh” and not really “fewd”. It is one of the more affordable, below 20 USD pens,…

A Rare Chance to Review a Pelikan Oblique nib

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Why is this nib “rare”? It’s been about a year or two since Pelikan has discontinued nibs larger than broad. In the past, they used to have special nib sizes such as oblique broad (OB), double broad (BB) and triple broad (3B). Now, they have discontinued them and are down to extra-fine (EF), fine (F), medium (M), and broad (B). Isn’t it a disadvantage for Pelikan, as there is one less selling point to attract their customers to buy their…

3 Bestselling Fountain Pen Brands on Amazon (Jul 2015)

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I’ve been desiring a few new pens lately, so I have been snooping around eBay, Amazon, and Aliexpress. Last year, I have made a list of the top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon. Amazon releases a bestsellers list for each product category every hour. As fountain pens are a relatively niche product category, I did not expect the bestseller list to change that frequently, which is why I am only doing a follow-up of it only now. Last year,…

Sunday Inkings #25

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This fortnight’s Sunday Inkings came a little late, but here it is anyway! Over the last fortnight, I have come across a variety of interesting blog posts by other writers. Here they are: Pens The Pen Addict – Pilot Metropolitan White Tiger Fountain Pen Review (I did a review like that too, check it out here) The Pen Addict – Staedtler Intium Lignum Fountain Pen Review The Pelikan’s Perch – A Guide to Buying Pelikan The Clicky Post – Retro 1951 Tornado…