…my camera battery faded away. Oh well, what’s a few more days?
Month: May 2014
I’ll be experimenting with new themes again for the next couple of days. More and more of you are visiting me on your iPads, and there’s a good spread of screen resolutions. Hang in there.
Bexley’s Poseidon Magnum II in Bronze Sands is the right kind of chunky.
There are as many kinds of beauty and utility as there are beholders and users. Beyond the object, there is also an appreciation of its history and its maker. The easiest things to use are not necessarily the easiest to make. A simple finish belies the complexity of the process, and we appreciate the beauty in its simplicity all the more.
Waterbrushes – brushes whose handles hold water – have made it possible for travelers and commuters to sketch and wash on the go with hardly any mess or fuss. Fountain pen doodlers will find that a waterbrush or two in the bag can extend their enjoyment, adding wash to their line work. Most fountain pen inks, unless otherwise asserted, are watersoluble and lift easily from the paper.
Every vaguely cylindrical object has Pen Stand potential. A trip to the hardware store is like going on a penthropology dig. Every bottle with a short neck has Ink Bottle potential. You don’t think calling an ink “Salamander” (is that even a color?!) is strange. Anything with a zipper is assessed, in split seconds, for …
Pay homage to Studio Ghibli. Organize rolls of washi tape. Check if the building is level or aslant. Meditate on the temporary nature of everything. Oh yes, writing samples. Watercolor effects by Waterlogue on the App Store. No affiliation, yada yada.
Omas is known for its Arco celluloid. Here are two examples: a Paragon reissue, and a smaller Dama.
This is not a pen, but it will look really good as a pen backdrop. 😉 Seventy Eight Percent’s Emile arrived in the mail today. Seventy Eight Percent, a carry brand based in Hong Kong, has its own wabi-sabi philosophy. “78% is a design manifesto that encourages designers to embed flaws in their designs, thereby creating imperfect …