The Nib Section

48 - Colour Coordinating is a Superpower

July 19, 2019

How—if at all—do you colour coordinate pen and ink? The hosts discuss the satisfaction that comes with matching a pen with its perfectly paired ink colour, and all the quirks and self-imposed rules that guide our decisions. 


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This episode features Chuck (@entree3000_), Sharyn (@sharynzha), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). 







Brian: Sailor Pro Gear Slim Demonstrator and Manyou 

Sharyn: ST Dupont D-Line Atelier Tortoise Brown w/ Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz 

Chuck: Aurora Optima 365 Azzurra BB w/ Iroshizuku Syo-ro and Optima 365 Coral Red MCI w/ Sailor Irori 

Diana: PenBBS 456 Clear Demonstrator w/ Sailor 21k Port of Kobe H-MF nib and Private Reserve Naples Blue 


Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Realo - Nagasawa 

Nagasawa x Sailor Port of Kobe Waterfront Red Realo - Nagasawa 


13:57—Feedback and News 


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18:16—Colour Coordinated 


The Year I Became Addicted To Monochrome - The Cut 

Visconti Watermark Rainbow LE - La Couronne du Comte 

Katamari - Fandom Wiki 

Private Reserve Ink 

Montblanc Blue Palette - Montblanc 

Colors of the Four Seasons—Again - Crónicas Estilográficas 

Lamy Dark Lilac - Mountain of Ink 


54:10—Review: Lamy Notebooks


Lamy Notebooks - Lamy Australia 

Photos of Sharyn’s writing tests - TNS on Facebook 

Products were provided by Lamy Australia for review 




Pecorino al Tartufo 

Strong Songs 

Shitposting is an art, if history is any indication - Polygon 

tumblr meme culture is really just a form of neo dadaism 

Gloomology Golden Garlic Enamel Pin 

Eat more garlic 

Learn another language 


1:44:14—Thanks and Credits 


Producer: Chuck Montano, Sharyn Zha, Diana Dai.

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

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