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About Nicholas Yeo

Nicholas Yeo | Reporter | Photojournalist | Videographer | specialised in news reporting for print and online platforms.

AP Limited Editions commemorates 10th Anniversary with “The Great American Bald Eagle” Limited Edition

AP Limited Editions commemorates 10th Anniversary with “The Great American Bald Eagle” Limited Edition

Launched to commemorate the brand’s tenth anniversary since its founding on the 19th of February 2006, the AP “Great American Bald Eagle” is a numbered, Limited Edition of just nine fountain pens created by Maki-e shi Fujino-san. Created over a period of seven months, it pays tribute to the Bald Eagle, a majestic bird native to North America, and which also features prominently on the Great Seal of the United States.

Hands-on with the Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu

Hands-on with the Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu

The Namiki Yukari Chinkin Matsu is a cartridge-converter fountain pen manufactured by the Pilot Pen Corporation in Japan. Accented by a two-tone gold nib and sword shaped clip, it features the traditional Japanese maki-e technique called “chinkin”. Also available in the Yukari Chinkin Series are the Tsuru (Cranes), Susuki (Silver Grass), and Sakura (Cherry Blossom).

Inky Passion on Television!

Inky Passion on Television!

Inky Passion was recently featured on a Mediacorp Okto Channel production called “Bespoke”. The programme features artisanal products and premiered on 2nd December 2015 at 10PM. You can watch a recording of it online at Toggle. Watch the documentary, and have a look at what goes on at the Pilot production line and Nakaya office!

Alberto Gerosa tells the story of Maki-e

Alberto Gerosa tells the story of Maki-e

The Japanese art of maki-e is at once surface and symbol – beyond technical mastery, maki-e is also rich in symbolism and cultural heritage. In “Maki-e: A Story Waiting to be Written”, Alberto Gerosa takes us on a picturesque journey through the world of exquisite lacquered fountain pens, and into the heart of this traditional art form.

Three Namiki LEs stolen at Aesthetic Bay

Three Namiki LEs stolen at Aesthetic Bay

Three Namiki Limited Edition fountain pens were stolen from local retailer Aesthetic Bay during a daring theft that took place yesterday. The pens included a Namiki Emperor Setsugekka, Emperor Polar Bear and Yukari Royale Nyoutan Namazu. The Emperor Polar Bear has a retail price of approximately US$14,000 and is part of a 99-piece Limited Edition in 2009 by artist Seiki Chida. The total value of the three pens is estimated at approximately S$55,000.