Last holidays were fantastic for me for several reasons, one of them being the arrival of a pleasant surprise from gogirl cafe reader Gil Q. He sent a lovely bottle of Mont Blanc ink in Bordeaux, and a Ciak Ecological Journal with elastic strap.
The Mont Blanc ink bottle is itself a product of marvelous design. Shaped like a little shoe, raised ridges along one end form a no-slip grip when twisting open the plastic cap with an inlaid signature white star. The color of the ink is like the rich wine it is named for.
The Ciak Ecological Journal is made of pre-consumer waste material inside, while the cover is made of waste leather. Handmade in Italy, it is also superbly designed – the crosswise elastic strap is less likely to slip, unlike vertically-oriented straps. In addition, a notch in the cover prevents the elastic from slipping.
In the gallery below are more pictures – fountain pen, ink, and journal enthusiasts, enjoy.