Eye Candy: Papier Plume Desire (New Orleans Collection Fountain Pen Ink)

This week, Papier Plume released a new ink in their “New Orleans Collection” fountain pen ink line: Desire ($10 for 30ml bottle). Inspired by the legendary Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the passion and desire of the characters, this ink captures their interpretation of a New Orleans Desire. The ink is a…

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

Ink Review: Pineider Alchemy Ink Set

I’ve always been interested in the ink colors possible when using fountain pens – that was a huge draw of fountain pens for me. Being able to mix my own colors of ink (without the risk of creating an ink monster) has always been fascinating to me but I never could find a group of…

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Harvest Ink

Ink Line Review: Van Dieman’s Harvest Ink

By Jessica Coles Van Dieman’s ink seems to be everywhere lately. By that, I mean there are LOTS of Van Dieman’s inks. The newest line up – Harvest – has 16 harvest themed ink colors that are perfect for a fall palette. With so many inks, I’ll get right down to the photos instead of…

Ink Brand Overview: The New Birmingham Pen Company Inks

Ink Brand Overview: The New Birmingham Pen Company Inks

I was a loyal subscriber of the Birmingham Pen Company Pen Parcel ink subscription for several years. This habit meant I ended up with almost 100 bottles of their ink. Each color is named after a person, place or event related to their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the designs of their bottles and packaging…

Ink Line Review: Ink Institute Cat Daily Line

Ink Line Review: Ink Institute Cat Daily Line

Ink Institute is one of the many ink brands currently washing up on US shores. Ink Institute inks come from Taiwan and their first series to make it to the US is the Cat Series. There are four inks in the series: Cat at Dawn, Cat at Noon, Cat at Dusk and Cat at Midnight.…

Ink Review: Tono & Lims Kaleidoscope Maboroshi

While hanging out on Mike’s Friday Live Chats, I’ve been tempted to try Shigure Inks. Just before Christmas I decided to place an order and I received Tono & Lims Kaleidoscope Maboroshi (30mL for $22). Unfortunately it is a limited edition that is now sold out, but I was intrigued by a beautiful red shimmer…