KWZ Honey

KWZ ink started with Konrad Zurawski's interest in improving saturation in one of his ink. This passion has flourished and it has caught the stationery world's attention with its extensive iron gall line.  The premise of Konrad's story and ink line reminded me of Organics Studio (I have reviewed its Foggy Bottom, an ink specially made for…

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De Atramentis Violets

Awhile back in this post I wrote about a friend's mission for a perfect shade of purple. Since then, she has selected three ink for me to do more extensive reviews. As you can see, two years have lapsed and I have not written a word on any of them, so it is about time!An…

Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst

Late winter/early spring is probably one of the most anticipated time for fountain pen lovers. Lamy usually announces its limited edition Safari and Al-Star, various brands broadcast new products/lines, and new paper goods also start to surface. Pelikan is not an exception. Around this time, it announces its ink of the year. What makes the…

Sailor Jentle Kin-Mokusei

Following its previous ink releasing pattern, in 2016 Sailor "resurrected" limited edition from years before. When I caught a glimpse of orange in the rotation, I immediately thought Sailor has brought back the coveted and beloved Apricot. Since Sailor ink priced a bit lower overseas (a little over 10 USD versus 18 USD in the…

Ink Swatches

A problem constantly faced by stationery lovers is owning an abundance of something stationery related. Though these objects of endearment inspire creativity and joy, they can also be sources of worry-- am I hoarding?  At the beginning of this year, I finally read Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. While parts of the book…

Sailor Yama-dori

Ah, Sailor ink.  It is probably another of my ink Kryptonite besides Pelikan Edelstein.  It was a mesmerizing color at first sight, but as I mentioned in this post last release of "limited edition" turned out to be a re-release of some of the old favorites; thus, I was a bit hesitant of obtaining another ink…

Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine

If you have read this blog for awhile, it is obvious that I am a Pelikan Edelstein ink fan.  Since 2012 when Pelikan standardized its ink of the year release, I have purchased all but one.  Besides the elegantly presented ink flask, I find Pelikan ink friendly to most paper and works with almost all…

De Atramentis Dianthus

Here comes the first post in a search for that perfect purple.  De Atramentis Dianthus in the strictest sense is not purple, but a magenta with a bit of purple hue.  It has sticking resemblance to Rohrer and Klingner's Solferino; the difference lies is Dianthus is a mangenta with more pink, while Solferino with more…