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Sunday, September 23, 2012

OMAS COHIBA Limited Edition


IMPORTANT
We are not promoting Tabacco and products inspired by tabacco bardns. We are against the use of tabacco and smoking.

SMOKING IS NOT COOL. WRITING IS COOL.

Omas continue to launch new fantastic limited edition pens under the "Best Internation Flavour" series. After a successful launched of the Perrier Jouet Limited Edition last year (2011), Omas didn't disappointed us this year (2012).

Cohiba is the flagship brand of Habanos S.A.. The name "Cohiba" is an ancient Taino Indian word for the bunches of tobacco leaves. The leaves for Cohiba cigar are made from five finest leaves  at Vuelta Abajo region.

It was created in 1966 for President Fidel Castro himself and was made at the then top secret but now world famous El Laguito factory. Initially, it was given as a gifts for heads of state and visiting diplomats, but later in was later offer in limited quantities to the open market. Hence, driving up the price doe this famous cigar up.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rumours, Rumours Namiki Emporer Kylin, and Yukari Royale Parrot with Peach


Namiki will be releasing two new maki-e pen coming November. One EMPEROR maki-e pen titled Kylin, and a Yukari Royal maki-e pen titled Parrot with peach.

The Emporer maki-e pen Kylin look like a hot and upcoming pen like the goldfish. Kylin is a ancient China mythical auspicious beast  which is part deer, part dragon, part ox, part horse and part fish. It is believe to bring good fortune, peace and propserity. In East, you will be able to see Kylin in a lot of the retailer shops and home.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pelikan Maki-e Unique Collection: No. 10 Samurai

The Namiki Limited Edition 2012 reminded us of the Pelikan Unique Collection number 10, titled Samurai. In our option, this is most beautiful maki-e pen in this year (2012) Pelikan Unique Collection Edition 2012.

Looking at the both pens, we couldn't help but wonder if both maki-e artisan Yamazaki and Kawagaki has a informal tea session over the artwork and theme for both pens before the project was launched.

This is not the first time we noticed such similarity in theme and artwork of maki-e pens by different brands ... sound like the Apple and Samsung smart phone.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pelikan Maki-e Unique Collection: No. 4 Maki-e Toledo

We are three weeks away behind the first Pelikan Unique Collection pen go up for auction. It is one of the major and interesting event this year. If Pelikan did it successfully, we are sure that the other big Boys will launch a similiar event.

The first time that we feel many collectors might be keen is maki-e Todelo. The Pelikan Todelo is a ICON to the Pelikan fans, and it like a must for them.

The Toledo maki-e pen is the fouth pen in this year Pelikan Unique (ONE) Collection 2012. The idea of using different craft/painting technique to draw Toledo is not unique, but this year (2012) , Pelikan maki-e Toledo Unique Edition 2012 is the first such maki-e pen in the market using the tradition Japanese maki-e.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sailor Professional Gear Regency Fountain Pen

The Sailor Professional Gear Regency fountain pen is a new additional to the Professional Gear of fountain pen family.

The main feature of this pen is the additional rhodium plated metal wrapping around the pen barrel. The rhodium stripe and barley corn pattern adorn the barrel, giving the pen new sparkle and heft.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Rumours, Rumours Signature Gallery Last Days

It is with heavy heart that we have to bring you this sad news. Signature Gallery located in the central business district is closing it door soon due to the UOB Plaza shopping mall re-development. Till date, they are not able to find a suitable location.

Rather than shipping the pens back to their warehouse, they are offering a few brands at a deep discount. For maki-e fans, you might want to check out their NOS of Dani-Trio which going as high as 60-70% off the retail price.

We understand from their manager that the last day of operation is tentative on September 21, or earlier.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Graf Von Faber Castell Pen Of The Year 2012

When we first saw the Graf Von Faber Castell Pen of the Year 2012, we were have a happy yet sad feeling. We feel sad because inacorrect information was given that Graf Von Faber Castell Pen of the Year 2011 will be the last pen of the Pen Of Year series since it was launched in 2004.

We feel happy as the Graf Von Faber Castell 2012 pen was surprise beautiful even thought was sooooo golden in color.

The combination of gold leaf and ancient wetland oak are perfect. Both materials are well loved by people for decades.