The Nib Section

42 - Ink Stories with Inkantadora

April 26, 2019

Ana Csiky (aka Inkantadora) is obsessed about ink - their physical properties, the histories and cultural meanings of colours, and how particular inks came to be. Diana talks to Ana about her expansive and fascinating Ink Stories project.


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The host was Diana (@thegrynne). The guest host was Ana (@inkantadora).




00:22—Interview with Ana Csiky


@inkantadora on IG

Inkantadora’s International Desk

Inkantadora on YouTube

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast

J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor


Additive Pens (@additivepens)

Sailor Ink Studio 123 - The Well-Appointed Desk

3 Oysters Seoul Colors - Goulet Pens

Carter’s Ink Company - Old Main Artifacts

TAG Kyoto Inks - Standard Bindery

Kyo-no-Oto Yamabuki iro - Inkantadora's International Desk


Monteverde California Teal - Mountain of Ink

Cult Pens Iridescink Robert and Marueen - Cult Pens

Opus 88 Koloro - The Desk Bandit


Dyptique Tempo EDP - Basenotes

Dyptique L’ombre dans l’eau EDP - Basenotes

Dyptique Philosykos EDP - Basenotes

Organics Studios Oscar’s Copper - Mountain of Ink

Organics Studios Blue Crab - Wondernaut

Montblanc Legend of Zodiacs, The Pig - Montblanc

Montblanc Mahatma Ghandi - Too Many Pelikans

Montblanc Ink of Joy - These Beautiful Pens

Montblanc Swan Illusion - Macchiato Man

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby - Stationery Ramblings

Pilot Iroshizuku Bishamonten - @inkantadora

J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor - @inkantadora

Waterman Mysterious Blue - Stylographika

J. Herbin Cornaline d’Égypte - @inkantadora

Jacques Herbin Rouge d’Orient - Milligram

Robert Oster Deep Sea - Mountain of Ink

KWZ Northern Twilight - Squishy Ink

Sailor Jentle Peche - Inkdependence!

Col-O-Ring Ink Testing Book - Milligram


Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same - A Better Desk

Myk Daigle (@mad_mercantile)

Waterman ink sample bottle - @inkantadora




Ana: Additive Pens Double Helix w/ Regalia Writing Labs Soft Stub and Sailor Ink Studio 273

Diana: Pilot Custom 743 14kt Waverly w/ Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue

Photos at TNS on Facebook


1:25:32—Thanks and Credits


Producer: Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai.

Special thanks to: Ana Csiky.

Music: Michael Pearce.

Logo: Will H. Smith.

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.

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