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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big Boy Toys, Good Design Award 2009

In 2009, it had been a rewarding year for some designers. We congratulate all the winners of the Good Design Award 2009. Here is a few of our favours.

One of our all time favor brand, Lamy Dialog 3. This is the eight award that the company received. They are the only pen manufacturer that received the award.

Lamy Dialog 3
Designer: Franco Clivio
Manufacturer: Lamy

Here are others of our favour.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Now I am under their spell ....


"They came flyin' from far away
Now I'm under their spell
I love hearin the stories that they tell
They've seen places beyond my land
And they've found new horizons
They speak strangely but I understand ... "

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Event ... New Year, New Focus ... Krone Pens

The start of a new year is a good time to do some consolidation. Last month, we met up with Mr. PCK (not his real name). He was sharing with us his beautiful pen collection and his new found hobby. Hence, we suggested releasing some of his good L.E. collection to other collectors who didn't manage to acquire it.

Here is a list of Krone Limited Edition for your consideration.

1. Charles Dickens Limited Edition (Limited 250 pieces)
2. Wright Brothers Limited Edition (Limited 288 pieces, MSRP: US$3,600)
3. Abraham Lincoln Limited Edition (Limited 1008 pieces)
4. Space in Time Limited Edition (Limited 250 pieces)
5. Saint Patrick Limited Edition (Limited 288 pieces)
6. Duke of Ellington Jazz Limited Edition (Limited 188 pieces)
7. Albert Einstein Limited Edition (Limited 288 pieces, MSRP: US$6950)
8. Turankhmen Limited Edition (Limied 388 pieces, MRSP: US$4950)
9. Turankhmen Magnum Limited Edition
11. Moby Dick Limited Edition (Limited 288 pieces)
12. Forbidden City (Limited 288 pieces, MSRP US$5100)

Please drop us an email to request for price and pictures.
Happy Collecting!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Realo Hana Maki-e Tsubaki ... Aesthetic Bay Exclusive

Aesthetic Bay had commission Sailor to craft 4 maki-e Realo fountain pen to commemorate the Sailor pen clinic event. The 4 designs are Sakura, Plum, Chrysanthemum and Camellia. The pictures shown here is one of the four, Camellia.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine Day!

Not only today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, it is also a special day for couples globally to celebrate their love. Happy Valentine Day!!!

New Year, New Start ... Give the man another Tiger

Today is a start of a new year for us (the Chinese). Welcome to Year of Tiger

This is the first time in 50 years, the Chinese New Year coincides with the Valentine's Day.

While the Year of Tiger might start with a better economic note, the world economic is out of the danger or distress zone. The most recent major news will have to Greece's financial distress, Spain and Portugal are under pressure too. These issue is giving Euro zone trouble and casuing unsettling global financial market.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Year of Ox ... ending soon ...

Tomorrow (Feb 13, 2010) is Mr. Ox last day. Let take this opportunity to list down some of the many good pens released in 2009 that we missed. We also take this opportunity to say bye bye to Senior Ox.

January 2009
Delta Capri Blue Grotto Limited Edition, 2500 pieces worldwide.
Delta Dolcevita with piston fill.
S.T. Dupont Orpheo Geometric Red Lacquer Limited Edition, 150 pieces worldwide.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Olive Tree for coming Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year is 5 days away. I wish our friends and visitors a happy Chinese New Year, and hopely the Omas Olive woods will bring peace and good fortune to everybody.

Olive tree is one of the most mentioned and respected plants in our recorded literature and history.

As mentioned in the Bible, the Noah's dove brought back an olive branch to the ark as a sign of peace. Since then, both the dove and olive branch becomae the symbols of peace and concoliation between nations.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crane 丹顶鹤

丹顶鹤, in chinese, are possiblity the oldest birds on earth and has a long history in Chinese and Japanese tradition and legends. Tsuru, in Japanese, is among the most majesyic of all cranes. Pure white with a magnificent red crest.

Legend hold that the crane lives for a thousand years, and thus the symbol of longevity and immortality, as well as good fortune and fidelity.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

CSI ... Parker DNA

A beautiful grey-black lacquer was found laying at Singapore First Integrated Resort (IR) (Resort World Sentosa) on Wednesday Jan 20, 2010 when it first it door to the public.

Lieutenant Kiasee and his team was called upon to investigate who is the irresponsible owner. When his team arrival on site, Cpt. Kiasu asked his team to clear the site and secure the area. After his team secure the area, Cpt Kiasu commanded section commander MC-King to comb the area for clue.