J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne

J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne is a special ink to me because it only travelled half of the world to reach me.  Thanks to my friend, Han, who knows and supports my stationery obsession; hence, she went to Georges & Co. while in Paris so I could live vicariously through her experience. Very similar to otherContinue reading “J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne”

Brause 361 Steno "Blue Pumpkin" and J. Herbin Pearlescent ink

(All images can be enlarged to see a closer up look and details) This post is not meant as a review, as I am by no mean a professional calligrapher.  It is more of an impression and experience post on two items I recently tried out. Ever since I started doing calligraphy, I have aContinue reading “Brause 361 Steno "Blue Pumpkin" and J. Herbin Pearlescent ink”

Ink Comparison: J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe v. Caran d’Ache Carribean Blue

Human memory is often faulty.  This time, I made a wrong color association.  While trying out J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe, I kept thinking about Caran d’Ache Carribean Blue.  Once I inked the dip pen, well, was I wrong!  Both colors remind me of ocean (as to which one, it is entirely debatable).  Diabolo Menthe isContinue reading “Ink Comparison: J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe v. Caran d’Ache Carribean Blue”

Ink Review: J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe

I adore the way J. Herbin names its inks.  It provides a visual imagery of the shade subtly.  Diabolo Menthe, Peppermint Soda, is just as refreshing as its name.  It is definitely light, so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.  It has been described as Tiffany Blue (Ladies, wouldn’t this be your dreamContinue reading “Ink Review: J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe”

Ink Review: J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche (Periwinkle Blue)

I have a change of mind on J. Herbin, a good one as well.  Thanks to JetPens‘ generous sponsorship, I have the chance to rectify the injustice that I have been done to the ink.  Though it might not be as saturated compared to other inks, Bleu Pervenche has a sense of translucence that showsContinue reading “Ink Review: J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche (Periwinkle Blue)”

J. Herbin 1670 Encre Rouge Hematite

It appears that majority of the ink I have reviewed is by J. Herbin.  I would say it is the mystique of J. Herbin’s background that allures me to try it out.  The idea that J. Herbin as a sailor traveled to India and was inspired by India Ink fascinates me.  Moreover, an ink companyContinue reading “J. Herbin 1670 Encre Rouge Hematite”

J. Herbin Scented Ink Part II: Rose Red

At this point  you may ponder, “ink is ink, what is so fascinated about it?”  Just like any other objects, there are stories behind all ink, especially the ones that follow time-tested formula.  Using ink just gives a piece of writing more depth and more thought. This piece is the second part to J. HerbinContinue reading “J. Herbin Scented Ink Part II: Rose Red”