Dot Cross Dot

Sticky post

Twiss Pens Green Lizard Fountain Pen

From the simple Lamy Safari through to a beautifully crafted Twiss pen like the one I am reviewing today, the majority of both modern and vintage pens are made out plastics or more generally polymers. Polymers are typically defined as a large molecule comprised of many repeated subunits, and you can…

Continue Reading

Sticky post

Paper Stocks: On the hunt for perfect paper...

The William Hannah notebook is stunning, a beautifully designed and crafted piece of leather and metal work that is the epitome of writing luxury. The paper is pretty good; it doesn't feather too much, bleed at all and show through is minimal. But it is pretty expensive (11p per page including shipp…

Continue Reading

Sticky post

William Hannah A5 Notebook

"To hold a pen is to be at war." Voltaire

I take a look at my collection of pens from a simple Dex to the Sailor Progear Imperial Black, Pelikan M805 piston filler and custom Edison's.

The feel as the nib glides over a crisp white sheet of paper. The ability for me to capture my thoughts, knowled…

Continue Reading

Sticky post

Edison Collier - Persimmon Swirl

Near the town of Rothbury in Northumberland, England there is a country house called Cragside which was the countryside residence of Lord Armstrong, an industrialist from Newcastle upon Tyne. The most interesting part of the properties history from my perspective is that it was the location of the f…

Continue Reading

Sticky post

J Herbin 1670 - Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin was an enterprising young sailor from France who lived during the 17th century. The 1670 edition inks by the J. Herbin brand have been created to celebrate his life; a range of sparkly inks containing fine mica (glitter) particles to add a little shine to everyday writing.

Ink in TWSBI Eco

The latest of t

Continue Reading

Copyright © 2016 Rob Smith, Dot Cross Dot.

Lingonberry Theme by Anders Noren, Ported By Grav Team