The Nib Section

65 - The Colour of C-sharp Minor

October 16, 2020

The special guest this episode is harpist, goldsmith, nib expert, and all round Renaissance woman, Anabelle Hiller. She talks to Diana about the journey to creating her masterpiece fountain pen, The Symphony. 


This episode features Diana (@thegrynne) and Anabelle (@stringsandpedals and Opus Cineris). 





04:21—“The Symphony” Fountain Pen 


Anabelle’s previous appearances on TNS: Episode 30, Episode 50 

Fountain Pen Companion Podcast 

The Symphony - @stringsandpedals 


Jack Row 

Monteverde Passion Burgundy - Mountain of Ink 

Gustav Mahler 

Alfred Roller 

Arts and Crafts movement 

Art Nouveau 

How Wassily Kandinsky’s synaesthesia changed art - The Telegraph 

Peter Bock AG 




Anabelle: Parker Premier 

Diana: Namiki Yukari Cormorant M w/ Troublemaker Foxglove 


1:08:49—Listener questions 


Montblanc James Purdey LE 81 - The Firearm Blog 


Jane the Virgin 

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth Suzann - NYT 

The True Cost of Brands Not Paying for Orders During the COVID-19 Crisis - Forbes 


1:43:31—Thanks and Credits 


Producers: Diana Dai. 

Recording and editing: Diana Dai. 

Special guest: Anabelle Hiller. 

Music: Michael Pearce. 

Logo: Will H. Smith. 

Logo artwork: Melissa Graf. 

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