Design

How India’s artisanal fountain pens are making their mark – BBC News

New York-based novelist Amitav Ghosh recently ordered a fountain pen from an artisanal maker in India. “The last time I looked at his online list, it said my order would be ready in 95 weeks,” the Indian-born author, most recently, of Gun Island, told me. Ghosh is willing to wait for his pen to arrive …

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Designing a Bespoke Cigar Room – Mansion Global

Forget stuffy boys’ clubs, these are modern-day iterations. Historically, cigar rooms have a stuffy reputation—both literally and figuratively. The image is of a place where distinguished gents retired with each other for a smoke and conversation after a meal. The space was decidedly masculine—mostly because it served as an all-boys club—so the look and feel …

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S. T. Dupont Celebrates 145 Years With New Luxury Collections – Forbes

S. T. Dupont is celebrating its 145th anniversary this year, and some fascinating new products are making their debut in recognition of this milestone, including the Conquest of the Wild West shown here. Founded by Simon Tissot-Dupont—hence the “S. T.” in the brand name—the company is known for such luxury items as lighters, pens and other …

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Anura Rafael Write Time – The 245’000 CHF Wristwatch That Transforms Into A Fountain Pen – Oracle Time

This luxurious limited-edition writing instrument-cum-timepiece combines the art of calligraphy with the art of watchmaking. The unusual creation is the brainchild of watchmaking engineer Anura Rafael, who has for over 15 years worked on numerous horological projects for some of the world’s best-known brands. The “Write Time” is Anura’s first creation since launching his new brand, under …

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