The Weekly Wrap Up: April 4

Bruno Taut of Crónicas Estilográficas put together a photo gallery of the Fountain Pens of the World Festival, a week long fountain pen show that takes place in the Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo. What a fantastic opportunity to try out some amazing pens.

The Unroyal Warrant just returned from the Orient and shows off his pen and paper haul here. These pens really are quite lovely.

Joe at The Gentleman Stationer wrote a post entitled Why on Earth Did Sailor Discontinue Apricot?. I agree, I'll be reviewing the new Sailor inks that were released in the summer over the next few weeks but none of them replace our beloved Apricot.

Julie at the Peaceable Writer has a post entitled Writing Down the Ink #14: Settling Down where she discusses her ink selections an why she chooses certain inks over others.

"Pilot Blue-Black will remain my daily ink until it ceases to become available to me, or the price rises above what I can afford. A single 350ml bottle lasts me around eight months."

I can't tell you how many 50ml bottles of ink I have on hand that currently are holding 49ml of ink. Obviously Julie is not having that problem.

Are you one of those people who are trying to improve their handwriting. WonderPens just put out a guide on How to Use Seyes or French Ruling for Handwriting. I have used this funky paper in the past and it works but it takes a bit of getting used to.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Do you like vintage cars? How about really big vintage cars? How about really big, really fast vintage cars? You'll want to watch the video an maybe read about The Beast of Turin. (via The Loop)

Its gargantuan 28.5-liter inline-four was capable of providing an impressive 300 hp — enough to propel the car to 116 mph, and a one-mile land speed record, in 1911.

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