Daily Archives: 17 March 2015

Blog and Monocle 2


You might have noticed that the look of this blog has changed a lot in the last days. The theme that I have used until recently wasn’t working any more as it should, at least not in new versions of WordPress1, because it hasn’t been updated by its developers for several years. I have switched to another theme. I still miss my old theme (I guess you do, too) and if I find a nicer theme I might switch again, but for now this is the best I could come up with.

How Bleistift used to look like

How Bleistift used to look like

Monocle - Issue 81Monocle

No, not the Gentleman’s single-use unlubricated monocle, but Issue 81 of the magazine called Monocle. When I went to the supermarket I noticed that the latest issue, a Japan special, also features an article about pens and pencils in Japan. Unfortunately you can’t read this article online, but (as a consolation) here’s a link to their video report about Staedtler.

I believe that showing the Monocle cover in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

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