The process is simple and pure joy, even if you have no idea of your initial direction. The combinations are infinite, however, so if you’re prone to indecision, this could be ink nightmare. Using the equipment in the mini lab at your disposal, you begin with a combination of two or three colours, each time using the beautiful hand-blown glass quill pens to test your one-of-a-kind blend.
I settled on a combination of Naples Blue and Gray Flannel for a more upbeat but ‘serious’ blue. Those less adventurous can choose from a number of premixed house colours.
Final notes recorded, you’re directed next door to big sister Kakimori for a “half-hour” wait, while the assistant bottles and packages your signature ink. You are more likely to return a few hours later as Kakimori has the most incredible selection of writing instruments, beautiful stationary and customised notebook offerings.
Here are a few fine writing instruments I'm eyeing at the moment: