|Stipula Calamo Zafferano|
Sometimes bottles that have had an accident are the most charming. Those Stipula ink bottles are huge and made of brown glass.
I don't like wasting ink, especially Iroshizuku! But since it can't be made undone, I have to say it's a pretty great way to display the color.
|Octopus Burgunder (new style bottle) and Karamell|
Here's two bottles of ink by new German brand Octopus. I like the large, pharmacy-style bottle the most, it's more unique than the Pelikan-ish bottles also used by Kaweco and Standardgraph. As ink-pens.com pointed out recently, the bottles are similar but not quite the same!
|Private Reserve Electric DC Blue and Montblanc Ink of Joy.|
Crystalizing ink can be annoying but I like the vividly colored sediments some orange inks leave at the bottle threads.
|Visconti blue (back) and aquamarine.|
Old style Visconti glass ink bottles...! Always make me fear they might topple over while filling a pen... but beautiful. The new plastic ones can't compare, also the blue in the glass bottle is much more vivid then the one in the plastic bottle which is a subtle blue-black. Those two have different sizes, the larger one being their Aquamarine turquoise.
(By the way, I think I love that Florentine pattern more every day. Gorgeous colors. I will show it up closer sometime.)
|Octopus Karamell and Pinie|
... and some more Octopus bottles! Thanks again to Volker & Christiane for their gift.
Do you recognize the pen in front of them?
Besides: Wishing everyone a very happy New Year full of luck, happiness and good health!