The Weekly Wrap Up: October 10th

The blog will start to review the new Diamine Shimmertastic inks next week but to you can visit today to see what all of the fuss is about. 
Diamine Shimmertastic – 3 Ink Review – Blue Lighting, Shimmering Seas, Blue Pearl
Diamine Shimmertastic – 3 Ink Review – Red Lustre, Magical Forest, Night Sky 
You can read my brand overview for the ink here.

Leigh Reyes has a beautiful post about her most prized possessions, her Nakaya collection. Click through to read Nakaya: masters of art, craft, and story

Brian Anderson has posted a Beginners Guide to Nib Markings on the Anderson Pens blog. If you have an interest in vintage pens, this is where you should start. 

On Fountain Pens has been running a series for the last month about Pilot Iroshizuku inks and their meanings. The series has completed and you can find out about your favourite Iroshizuku ink here.
Asa-gao, Kon-peki, Tsuyu-kusa, Aji-sai, Momiji, and Tsutsuji
Shin-ryoku, Tsuki-yo, Yu-yake, Yama-budo, Ku-jaku, and Syo-ro 
Fuyu-gaki, Kiri-same, Fuyu-syogun, Tsukushi, Yama-guri, and Kosumosu 
Murasaki-shikibu, Chiku-rin, Ina-ho, Ama-iro, Take-sumi, and Shin-kai

I said I would cave and I did. The pressure tubes for CANDU reactors are made from zirconium so I'm pretty stoked about that option.

I'm going to let you decide which is the more drool worthy Instagram photo of the week, this one, or this one. (There is no wrong choice)

Finally, if you will be at Scriptus get in touch, I'd love to say hi.

And Now For Something Completely Different

I design machines for the nuclear industry and sights like you see in this photo essay will forever haunt my industry.