The Feather

A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is[…]

Traveling in Style

We love this country, especially having the expat life here fuelled our energy to write about our passion. Talking with my friends almost all questions were related to working abroad, how it’s possible, if I ever get homesick and if you have to prepare a lot. To most of the things I can answer, it depends on the person. Many things you can do relatively stress-free for example the preparations, doing the research and finding a good international health insurance and finding a place to stay. All the[…]


Different Shapes

The bottles began to have different shapes throughout time. Being influenced by both the writing material and the ink, the bottle would shape and differ. The thickness and durability of the ink had influence on[…]