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Sunday, 20 August 2006
Jönköping 1964
Topic: Photography
Jönköping 1964 -- a photoset on Flickr created by klockarp. "Tourist folder for the Swedish city Jönköping (my home-town), printed 1964."

posted by niblog at 18:35 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2006 18:48 MEST
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Tuesday, 15 August 2006
LorryBags
Topic: Design
LorryBags -- I just got a yellow LorryBag. "These eye-catching bags are produced from tough, 100% lorry canopy material."

»Available on eBay Germany for example.

posted by niblog at 16:01 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 20 August 2006 18:27 MEST
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Monday, 14 August 2006
Lenspen MiniPro II - Camera lens cleaning
Topic: Photography
Lenspen MiniPro II -- "The unique LensPen miniPro II features a fully retractable ultra fine brush and a flexible chamois tip. It uses a proprietary carbon based cleaning compound that won't spill or dry out. There's nothing else like it on the market and the LensPen miniPro has won many awards for superior product design and usability. The MiniPro II is a shorter version of the original MiniPro, and has been specifically designed to fit into small digital camera bags."

»Search eBay for Lens Pen

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006 18:11 MEST
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Friday, 9 June 2006
School's Out
Topic: Education
School's Out -- Today I am listening to Alice Cooper's album School's Out from 1972. Niblog will be closed for the summer and reopens in August 2006.

»Search eBay for School's Out
»Search eBay for STEEL PEN NIBS
»Check my flickr accounts: hapre and niblog for the latest photos (taken with my new digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix L4)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006 18:15 MEST
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Thursday, 8 June 2006
Penne Moka by Giuliano Mazzuoli
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Penna Moka by Giuliano Mazzuoli. Cool pens for coffee lovers at mazzuoli.it. (Found via Dubois Vutera)

»Search eBay for Mazzuoli


posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 5 June 2006 01:08 MEST
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Wednesday, 7 June 2006
The St. John's Bible
Topic: Calligraphy
The St. John's Bible is a major artistic, cultural and spiritual endeavor. It is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned since the invention of the printing press. Significant in size and scope, The St. John's Bible will be bound in seven magnificent volumes comprising nearly 1,100 pages, each measuring approximately 16 by 24 inches. The translation is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) -- chosen for its theological rigor and wide acceptance by major Christian churches. The imagery is as diverse as Navajo basket-weaving patterns, microscopic views of viruses, and cosmological images from the Hubble Space telescope. Read more at Monastery Greetings

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
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Tuesday, 6 June 2006
Shredding Scissors
Topic: Design
Shredding Scissors, five-scissor blades on one handle. "These Japanese shredding scissors are a nice, low-tech way to discard of docs at your desk." (via boingboing.net and Shiny Shiny)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
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Monday, 5 June 2006
Stockholm Marathon 2006
Topic: Photography
Stockholm Marathon 2006 -- I am testing my new camera. Check out this photoset on flickr.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 4 June 2006 09:57 MEST
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Sunday, 4 June 2006
Tecxus Rechargeable Batteries
Topic: Photography
Tecxus rechargeable batteries -- My brother recommends tecxus batteries for my new camera. (available in Sweden from Kjell & Co.)

»Search eBay for digital camera batteries
»www.tecxus.com

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 3 June 2006 18:13 MEST
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Saturday, 3 June 2006
Disney Peter Pan Neverland Lost Boy Nibs
Topic: Nibs
Disney Peter Pan Neverland Lost Boy Nibs for sale on eBay. I was searching for pen nibs but found this: "The Disneyland Peter Pan/Return to Neverland Series pin featuring Lost Boy Nibs. This pin was released in 2002 and is retired. " Auction ends 5.Jun.2006. View eBay item #6633629994. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for nibs

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
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Friday, 2 June 2006
The Pear Tree Pen Company
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Peartree Pens is a new pen related blog by James Partridge. "In the days and months ahead, this blog will feature some of my musings on fountain pens, inks, and papers. There will also be a generous smattering of tidbits about people who use fountain pens and why, with a small helping of some tangentially related items..." (via penpassion.com)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2006 21:04 MEST
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Thursday, 1 June 2006
Lowepro Camera Pouch
Topic: Photography
This is my new camera pouch, the D-Res 8S from Lowepro. "Super-compact pouch protects your camera wherever you go. Capacity:  compact digital point and shoot camera, 1 memory card with case, lithium-ion battery. Size (Interior):  2.5W x 1.5D x 4H in. / 6.5 x 4 x 10 cm. Outer fabric: water-resistant 420D nylon/TXP crossweave and 1200D ballistic TXP. Attachment tab fastens to belt or SlipLock base products."

»Search eBay for Lowepro bags, cases, straps and film camera accessories
»Compare prices before you shop for Cameras at PriceRunner

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:51 MEST
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Wednesday, 31 May 2006
Digital Camera Batteries
Topic: Photography
Digital Camera Batteries -- I bought a new camera a few days ago. (Here is a new set of photos on my flickr.) Now I must get some good rechargeable batteries. PigPog has an interesting article about batteries, and if you want to know more about batteries, visit Battery University.

»Search eBay for digital camera batteries


posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:06 MEST
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Tuesday, 30 May 2006
iSharpener - usb pencil sharpener
Topic: Pens, Pencils
iSharpener -- USB-powered light-show pencil sharpener. "Just put a pencil in the top and the sharpener inside automatically starts spinning. As it spins, three colorful LEDs flash inside. The iSharpener can be powered using 4 AA batteries or via USB with the included USB cable." Avaialble from x-tremegeek.com, eBay.com etc.

»Search eBay for iSharpener
»Images at www.thanko.jp (text in Japanese)

posted by niblog at 18:44 MEST
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Monday, 29 May 2006
Nikon Coolpix L4
Topic: Photography
I bought a new little digital camera yesterday. A Nikon Coolpix L4. "Novices will appreciate its simple menu navigation and useful in-camera features such as cropping and repairing dark images. I was satisfied with both its picture quality and in-camera features, but the lack of a viewfinder and the inability to record video with sound hurt the camera's rating. Still, if you're a camera newbie or just need to return to the basics, the Nikon Coolpix L4 is a good choice...
... I was disappointed with the L4's lack of a viewfinder, although none of the L-line cameras have them. To make up for it, the camera has 2-inch LCD screen, unusually large in a camera this inexpensive."
[Review by Jennifer L. DeLeo, PC Magazine]

»Read the complete Nikon Coolpix L4 Review at PC Magazine
»Compare prices before you shop for Cameras at PriceRunner
»Search eBay for Nikon Coolpix L4

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 20:47 MEST
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Saturday, 27 May 2006
12 New Magnum Bonum Nibs
Topic: Nibs
Rare 19th century nibs for sale on eBay. "12 New 'Bonum Magnum' Nibs in a beautiful box labelled 'THE CELEBRATED MAGUM BONUM OR COMMERCIAL PENS'. The paper covering and label look to be hand-printed. The box is damaged. Looks quite early 19thC."
Auction ends 28.May.2006. View eBay item #6282141718. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

UPDATE: Winning bid was AU $150.83 (Approx. US $114.28)

»Search eBay for nibs

posted by niblog at 17:16 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 28 May 2006 18:54 MEST
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Friday, 26 May 2006
Herge sculpture by Jacques Caffier
Topic: Comics
Un hommage a Herge, sculpte par Jacques Caffier -- cool Herge sculpture by JC Creations at www.objectible.net. (via the cartoonist)

»Search eBay for tintin statues

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 27 May 2006 18:57 MEST
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Monday, 22 May 2006
Elephant Nib Cleaner -- Essuie Plume Porcelaine
Topic: Nibs
Elephant Pen Nib Wipe for sale on eBay. "Essuie plume en porcelaine blanche peinte representant un elephant trompe en l'air (porte bonheur quand la trompe est en l'air) ouverture sur le dos laissant apparaitre un morceau de tissu velour pour essuyer la plume ni eclat ni egrenure ancienne trace de peinture bleue aux oreilles a la queue a la bouche et verte entre les pattes " Auction ends 28.May.2006. View eBay item #6631732652. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)
UPDATE: Winning bid was EUR 10.50 (approx. US $13.38)

»Search eBay for nibs
»Check out this old Victorian Bronze Pig Pen Nib Wipe in my blog 13.March.2005.

posted by niblog at 09:42 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 28 May 2006 20:49 MEST
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Saturday, 20 May 2006
Presentoir Plumes la Francoise
Topic: Nibs
Nib Display from France for sale on eBay. "Presentoir en carton la francoise blanzy, conte, gilbert, possedant 20 boites de plumes pleines. Les boites comme le presentoir sont dans un super etat. Apparement les boites contiennent chacune 10 plumes." Auction ends 22.May.2006. View eBay item #6629873050. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)
UPDATE:
Winning bid was EUR 20 (approx. US $25.50)

»Search eBay for nibs

posted by niblog at 19:04 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 23 May 2006 09:07 MEST
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Friday, 19 May 2006
Yoropen Pens and Pencils
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Yoropen --"Yoropen is the best ergonomically designed pen in the world. Winner of numerous international awards in design, invention and innovation, the revolutionary Yoropen relieves the discomforts of writing. It's features include finger support, adjustable grip and increased visibility. The finger support relaxes the writer's fingers, requiring very little pressure and reducing any strain. The adjustable tripod grip can be rotated to a preferred writing position (left-handers rotate the grip to the left). The angle of the pen allows for better visibility of your written work (left-handers won't suffer smudges). The mechanical pencil features a rotating barrel for a variable thickness of line. Perfect for artists and designers. Both pens and pencil are made of brass with a satin silver-plated finish." (I haven't tested it.)

»The Yoropen is available from FLAX Art & Design in San Francisco.
»Search eBay for yoropen

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 22 May 2006 10:14 MEST
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