Tuesday, March 27, 2007

OT: The Wedgwood House

This is completely unrelated to fountain pens, but it’s an interesting tale which I thought I would share.

I collect Wedgwood Jasperware, and I maintain a small website about it. A fellow Wedgwood collector contacted me recently, wondering if I could advise paint colours which matched the colours Wedgwood have used in the Jasper range. The reason? They wish to paint the interior of their house in those colours.

A modern-day redux perhaps of the work of Scottish architect Robert Adam, amongst others, who inspired Josiah Wedgwood with their lavish Neoclassical interiors in the first place...Luckily, I could assist, and have provided the most accurate colour information that I could determine, based upon the PANTONE® system.
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. :)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Japanese Pens

Picked up a couple of nice Japanese pens recently - three Platinum pens from the 1970's, and one Pilot pen from the 1950's.

I am particularly interested in the Pilot, which is a lever-filler with a flexible steel nib. My Sailor eyedropper has a flexible steel 'Shiro' nib, which is quite wonderful, so I am hoping the Pilot nib will be similar.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sailor Sapporo!

I finally got a Sailor Sapporo! Well, I got two actually, a Sapporo and a Sapporo Mini:
Perfect little pens with wonderful 14K EF nibs. :D