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    Luxury Nib & Ink – Revival of the Classic Status Symbol, The Luxury Fountain Pen

    With an increase in the sale of the mighty pen over the past couple of years, as more people turn to handwriting (and buying online in the current climate), I am delighted to introduce you to these elite ‘power tools’ from luxury gift emporium, Pen Heaven in case they might be of interest to you…

    Becoming a hot favorite as an investment piece, it appears the classic status symbol has gone full circle since the digital age erupted, with sales of fountain pens in particular on the rise again. Along with elite pen brands such as Yard O Led, Montegrappa, and Graf Von Faber Castell, they are a number of new designs emerging including the latest edition from leading German pen specialists, Otto Hutt, who have just launched the Design 08 Solid Brass Fountain Pen in collaboration with leading Berlin-based designer (and lover of Bauhuas), Mark Braun.

    Priced at $1,170 having just launched on the new International site from Pen Heaven https://www.penheaven.com/otto-hutt-design-08-ruthenium-fountain-pen, this super luxe Fountain Pen (a Rollerball is also available) has a monochrome ruthenium plated finish, featuring a unique pull & twist mechanism and 18k gold nib. The style and craftsmanship is reflective of both Braun’s and Otto Hutt’s common admiration of Bauhaus design – classic logic and industrial-shaped clarity. It is a holistic design concept that is concerned with the idea of high-quality, in-house sustainable production and following the exemplary ethos of the brand for creating products that will last a lifetime.

    Offering a grand selection of fine writing instruments that will last a lifetime and become excellent family heirlooms. If you are looking for an extra special gift, Pen Heaven premium collection of pens offer unique craftsmanship from luxury heritage brands such as Yard O Led and Graf von Faber-Castell. Choose from a variety of luxurious finishes such as sterling silver, gold, precious resin and unusual woods. Most fountain pens will also feature a solid gold nib which has the added advantage of adapting to your writing style over time. All premium gifts are presented in large gift boxes which create the right impression.

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    An Essential Accessory – The Pen – A Subtle Sign of Power and Lavishness.

    Luxury is all about the detail; subtle elements that elevate your style by exposing the delicate craftsmanship and superior quality of your outfit. No look however is complete without the most luxurious accessory of all – the pen – a subtle sign of power and lavishness.

    Everybody from James Bond to Gordon Gekko carried a pen; used to mark ones’ authority and even as a product of mass destruction (007 in Goldeneye). Treaties and contracts are sealed with one and it’s said you can tell a lot about a man or woman by looking at the nib type they choose – true aficionados will tell you an iridium nib should be your only choice!

    Pen Heaven, online retailer and gift hub, presents its top three most extravagant pens, each a work of art in its own right, designed by pen innovators and experts to the highest possible standard.

    Otto Hutt Design 08 Fountain Pen, £975 / $1170

    A collaboration with designer Mark Braun celebrating everything Bauhaus, this pen is the hottest to launch in 2021!

    Graf Von Faber Castell Classic Fountain Pen Ebony Wood, £439.37 / $526

    A fine specimen for a true gent, this beautiful power symbol will make you feel as if you can conquer the world. Stylish in an understated way, it adds a touch of opulence to your wardrobe with its ribbed Ebony wood barrel, bi-coloured 18k gold nib, iridium tip and screw close cap.

    Montegrappa Extra 1930 Bamboo Black Fountain Pen, £1075 / $1290

    Rich on style and superior craftsmanship, this pen highlights the brands rich Italian roots. Offering timeless appeal, this impressive writing instrument is complete with 18k gold nib and finished with a polished sterling silver trim, to contrast beautifully with the jet black and green barrel.

    Yard O Led Viceroy Victorian Sterling Silver Fountain Pen, £995 / $1215

    This British brand pride themselves on fine penmanship with each sterling silver fountain pen hand-finished with intricate detail. Desired by pen connoisseurs the world over, every Yard O Led fountain pen is presented with a smooth 18k gold nib, ink converter and a lifetime guarantee.

    Visconti Homo Sapiens Tuscan Hills Fountain Pen, £850 / $1020

    Celebrating the home of Visconti, this limited-edition pen mimics the Tuscan Hills, with shades of verdant green and deep brown. Complete with an inbuilt filling mechanism, this design perfectly showcases the attention of detail the Italian penmakers give to each and every style.

    Each of the above comes with a sumptuously wrapped presentation box, to showcase your stylish choice of writing instrument in the best possible fashion and to ensure it retains its beauty for years to come. Why not opt for engraving too (all performed in-house) for that extra touch of class and individuality.

    About Pen Heaven:

    Pen Heaven, founded in 2008, offer a comprehensive range of writing instruments and leather goods with in-house engraving and embossing. Specialists in classic brands such as Parker, Cross and Lamy, Pen Heaven also boast some more unusual and hard-to-find items such as the Japanese hand painted Platinum range, Italian calligraphy sets and the design focused Worther brand.

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    This Gift Totally Touched My Heart – A Personal Engraved Propelling Pencil from Pen Heaven

    As you may know, I am a blogger, but actually I am a professional artist. I started to draw when I was 6 years old, and then the art life continues. After art collage, plus two graduate school studies, I received two master degrees in Fine Arts. Art is my life and I am super lucky to have my family supporting me to chase my art dreams. For me, or any other artists & designers, the best gift is always something related with our professions. If you ever look through my holiday gift list, you would be surprised that 90% of the things that I really want are art supplies. My parents in law ask me to think about something else, like anything more personal – a designer dress? a bottle of perfume? But I have to say, if you can gift me something that I feel too expensive to buy in my daily life, I really want some better art supplies, those are the best gift for me!

    An engraved propelling pencil has been on my shopping list for a long time. The normal pencils are fine. But a good propelling pencil makes a big difference, which I don’t need to sharpen it a lot, and I can carry it with me all the time without dirtying my purse. There is another reason very important, I love to have a personal engraved pencil with my art company’s name on it. Pen Heaven offers a grand selection of fine writing instruments that will last a lifetime and become excellent family heirlooms.

    Add a sense of refinement to your note taking and doodling with a propelling pencil made from quality materials such as carbon fiber and sterling silver (the added weight gives an extra feeling of control). Pen Heaven stock pencils from brands such as Cross, typically with an HB lead, and a width between 0.5 and 0.9. For a truly unique writing experience try the revolutionary Yoropencil with its finger support and ergonomic grip, or the Worther if you need to draw on unusual surfaces such as wood or glass.

    Faber-Castell Ambition Pearwood Pencil

    Reach for new heights of style with the Ambition mechanical pencil. Faber-Castell have taken a bold departure from conventional luxury writing instruments, opting for a straight-edged profile made up of right-angles and clean lines. A barrel of unpolished brown pearwood brings a certain artisanal quality to the whole design. Keep a little slice of German design at your fingertips with this simply excellent mechanical pencil.

    Key Features

    • The barrel is made of pearwood and the natural variations in the grain make every pen unique
    • Gleaming chrome-plated metal trims
    • 2 year guarantee
    • Spring-loaded clip
    • Fitted with 0.7mm lead
    • Replaceable eraser underneath removable end cap
    • Twist action

    Pen Heaven use a state of the art laser engraving machine which gently etches away the top layer of the pen to reveal the base metal underneath. The color of engraving depends on the base metal underneath. Lacquered pens tend to engrave with a brass finish, whilst chrome pens with a subtle two tone effect (check preview on every product page). 3 font choices are offered.

    (LULU.LIVE ART) on my pencil

    Pen Heaven can engrave any letter, number or character that can entered from a standard computer keyboard, in any language. This includes English, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic etc. Pen Heaven can engrave UTF8 symbols. Either choose from the list or copy and paste your own.

    Each pen has a limit to the amount of characters Pen Heaven can engrave due to its size and curvature. Look out for the character limit on each product page.

    Other pencils on my list:

    Calligraphy Pens

    LAMY joy Calligraphy Pen Set – Black & Red

    Practice the traditional art of calligraphy with sets from brands such as Lamy and Sheaffer. Sets come with different nib widths so that you can try your hand at different calligraphy techniques, and learn the basics from the booklets provided.

    Whether you’re a master calligrapher or you’re only just beginning to explore the art of writing, the LAMY joy is an excellent choice of tools. The distinctive ergonomic grip aids proper finger placement and improves control, and the three easy-change italic nibs are of varying widths, allowing you to practice different lettering styles.

    Fountain Pens

    Waterman Hemisphere Matt Black Gold Trim Fountain Pen

    A fountain pen is about the smooth flowing style, returning to a time honoured tradition. Explore our range of nibs from extra fine to broad, including those for left handers from Lamy. See Pen Heaven comparison of different nib widths. Go for Gold! Graf Von Faber Castell, Cross Townsend and Waterman Carene’s (among others) gold nib adjust to your handwriting over time. Choose superior quality and value with Platinum fountain pens, their unique music nib encouraging smoother ink flow.

    The Waterman Hemisphere fountain pen exudes elegance, with clean lines and minimalist detailing bringing its stylish simplicity to the fore. This Matt Black finish brings the Hemisphere right in line with contemporary design, whilst a little luxury is added by touches of 23k gold plate. The grip features a ridged base to support the fingers and offer unparalleled comfort and control.

    Feather Quills & Dip Pens

    Brown Pewter Feather Quill & Ink Bottle with Pen Holder

    Discover the charm of simpler times with our range of feather quill and dip pens by Coles Calligraphy, handcrafted in Italy. Feather quills are made from genuine goose feather in a variety of colours, with a removeable nib. Pen Heaven hand blown Venetian glass pen set makes a pretty gift, whilst the ostrich feather is for those with a flamboyant streak. Art lovers will enjoy the wood dip pen with 8 ink colours. All sets are presented in a gift box which may include a variety of nib sizes, quill stands, ink bottles, calligraphy booklet.

    The Brown Pewter Feather Quill & Ink Bottle with Pen Holder set is a traditional design statement for any desk, made from genuine goose feather with intensive attention to detail. Crafted in Italy, the set comes packaged in a premium gift box and will make the ideal gift for calligraphy and art lovers. Includes an elegant brass feather quill holder and black ink to get you started.

    About Pen Heaven:

    Pen Heaven, founded in 2008, offer a comprehensive range of writing instruments and leather goods with in-house engraving and embossing. Specialists in classic brands such as Parker, Cross and Lamy, Pen Heaven also boast some more unusual and hard-to-find items such as the Japanese hand painted Platinum range, Italian calligraphy sets and the design focused Worther brand.