Newly Launched: The Award-winning Lamy imporium

[[ADVERTORIAL]] Think of minimalistic fountain pens, and the brand name of Lamy is called to mind. The latest fountain pen range that has emerged from Lamy’s Premium trove is the Lamy imporium. Designed by Mario Bellini, the award-winning imporium comes in 3 designs: the Lamy imporium TiPt (titanium matt), Lamy imporium BlkBlk (black matt/black), and the Lamy imporium BlkAu (black matt/gold). This year, the pen has won the iF Design Award in the “Writing Instruments” category. Impeccably engineered from the nib…

The SG50 Fountain Pens – A Roundup

Happy Golden Jubilee, Singapore! 9 August 2015 marked the day Singapore turns 50 ever since gaining independence in 1965. For all my fellow Singaporeans and those living in Singapore, I hope you had a blast during the Jubilee long weekend of 7-10 August! To commemorate this exhilarating year, a task force has been set up to support the year-long celebrations, and it’s called SG50. Throughout the island, one can see the SG50 red dot printed on many places, and as…

3 Bestselling Fountain Pen Brands on Amazon (Jul 2015)

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,…

Lamy Logo Stainless Steel Fountain Pen

The Lamy Logo fountain pen is yet another Bauhaus, industrial-looking pen. The first time I saw it, I thought it reminded me of one of my first fountain pens, the steel Parker Vector. Thanks to Pen Chalet‘s sponsorship, I got a chance to touch and feel this pen, but all opinions in this piece are my own and not influenced by Pen Chalet or anyone else. I have been hoping to get the brushed steel Lamy Logo, but instead received…

Finally, a Lamy 2000 to review!

Lamy’s flagship pen is the Lamy 2000. The Lamy 2000 is a pen that I have been lusting after for the longest time ever. It is not a new pen, having existed since 1966, but I have only gotten to know of it when the stainless steel Lamy 2000M was launched in the year 2012, which drew my attention to the classic Lamy 2000 fountain pen. The Lamy 2000 was designed by Gerd Alfred Müller, a German industrial designer well known for…

#pendelight: 2015 Lamy Al-Star Copper Orange

If you’re a fan of the Lamy Al-Star range of fountain pens, you may be pleased to know that the 2015 colour will be a nice, vibrant Copper Orange! Lamy releases a new colour every year for their Safari range of pens, including the Al-Star, which has an aluminium body instead of the Safari’s plastic. I got my first Al-Star in black-purple which is really more of a magenta-type colour, and this was one of my first “serious” fountain pens…

Top 10 Bestselling fountain pens on Amazon (Oct 2014)

If you’re like me, you probably love online shopping on places like Amazon.com. Have you ever wondered which fountain pens are the bestselling fountain pens on Amazon? Here I put together a list of the top 10, and I’m happy to know that I have already got reviews of some of them! Top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon 10. Lamy AL-Star I have the review of the AL-Star right here, and it’s being compared with the Lamy Vista fountain…

Lamy Joy AL Calligraphy Pen

  It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed anything on this site! It’s not that I have no more pens to review – in fact, the number of pens waiting to be reviewed is a few times more than the number of pens I have actually reviewed on this site. But today, I am choosing this pen to talk about because I thought it fits into the Christmassy Season of Giving. I received this pen from The Pen Company…

Does this filling mechanism exist?

Yesterday was Friday the 13th – a day which is to some people unlucky, to others lucky, and to some more others, just another day. I had thought I would fall into the “just another day” category, when I received a tweet from @PilotPenUSA that I had won their Twitter contest, and I would receive a Pilot Pen Pack from them! I still don’t know what’s inside the pen pack, though, but I’ll blog it out when I receive the…

Lamy Vista versus Lamy AL-star

This review will be about my first two and only Lamy fountain pens. One was bought at Fook Hing Trading Co. on impulse because of the beautiful colour (Lamy AL-star black purple) and the other was bought online just so that I can have a Lamy Safari which is a demonstrator pen, at the same time (Lamy Vista Demonstrator fountain pen). The reason I am doing a comparison review for these pens is because they seem to be very similar…