Monday, 19 September 2011
I like pens with inscriptions.
Many people don't like inscriptions but that's even better for me as I can get them cheaper!
My favourite is the Parker Vacumatic with dedication, I get a warm fuzzy feeling every time I use it and read the names and date.
I don't care much for initials though, real names are better, dedications are the best :)
(the white paint is just a coloured pencil, easily removable and acid free)
Monday, 4 July 2011
This is the small flea-market in my town, well part of it. Every time I visit a market it's a different adventure, no matter how many times I've been there before. Sometimes I'm lucky and find many great treasures, some other times I go back home empty handed, but it's a great experience either way because I get to see many different things I never thought I'd see for real or even imagined they existed.
Last weekend I made a nice loot if I can say so myself, especially since I picked everything up for a few bucks: a flock of Pelikan pens and three brand new, yet unreleased, Moleskine Star Wars LE notebooks.
Then in red and attractive purple a couple of simple school pens from the late '80s I think, but they sport a nice M steel nib I can always grind down and play with.
And last one of these elusive mystery pens I already found last September. Some people over at FPN said it could be a M150 version for the Japanese market that somewhat was distributed in Italy, who knows if it's true. Anyway it's in a nice shape, smoothly-working piston filler, gold plated F nib, really an amazing find for the price I paid.
The Moleskine notebooks appear from time to time in a stall at this market, usually well in advance before sold in stores. This time they had some great Star Wars LE edition :) I think these might be some kind of sales representatives sample or better test copies from the firm that makes them (remember: printed in China, assembled in Italy).
I'm glad anyway, the price was great, and even managed to haggle a little as a long-time customer.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
I don't use them all together! I usually choose two with contrasting ink and they stay on my desk all day, doodling, making notes on worksheets, doodling again, writing useless notes on worksheets once again.
TWSBI Diamond - Sailor Rikyu-cha
Mabie Todd Swan - R&K Scabiosa
Parker Duofold (Black & Pearl) - DIY dark brown mix
Parker Duofold (Dusty Red) - Sailor Yama-dori
Noodler's Flex pen - dirty mix of blue and purple
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
This time it's serious and it needs intensive care to replace several parts, if I had the money I'd get a new computer right away but I don't so I'll repair it the old way.