Not all of us studied abroad in Paris or churn through Rosetta Stone lessons. Some of us get lost in translation. This Monday Matchup is plucked
from the screenplay for the French film “Amèlie” (2001) and means, “Times are hard for

Jenni from our Media Team brought this deep thought thought to life with a TWSBI Mini Classic in 1.5mm Italic and De Atramentis Mint Turquoise. And if you don’t speak
the language of soulful introspection, then her metaphor might help: a doomed dandelion-powered balloon that the wind both raises up and breaks apart.

The TWSBI Mini Classic features the manufacturer’s benchmark piston ink-filling mechanism and detachable parts. Housed in a black and clear resin body, the screw cap reveals a steel nib. The De Atramentis Mint Turquoise ink offers a cool and refreshing complement to the fountain pen. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of.

The TWSBI Mini Classic is available at for $50 and the De Atramentis Mint Turquoise ink is available in a 35ml bottle ($12.95) and as an 2ml ink sample ($1.25)

Update: Some eagle-eye readers noticed that it was actually a TWSBI Mini Classic in 1.5mm (and not 1.1mm) that we used — and photographed. Thanks so much for the feedback. We’ve updated the blog, but the “1.1mm” in the photographs remains inaccurate. Thanks and apologies for the confusion.

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company team