Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The art of calligraphy is on the rise, with people of all ages continuing to practice and improve their skill or perhaps, as research suggests, consider the art form for the first time. This decorative style of lettering has been around for centuries, and dates to Ancient China and the Shang Dynasty, eventually moving throughout Asia, Ancient Greece and, eventually, the rest of the world. But calligraphy is most often associated with East Asia, where a range of writing instruments—including brushes and pens with specialty nibs—are used to effect the sometimes complex characters. Meisterstück Precious Resin 149 Curved Nib Montblanc knows something about nibs, having handcrafted them at its Hamburg manufactory for over a century. Its Great Masters Calligraphy series, introduced just a few years ago, focuses on more flexible nibs that allow for expressive handwriting governed by the amount of pressure exerted on the pen … [Read more...] about Meisterstück Great Masters Calligraphy: Precious Resin 149 Curved Nib
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In a Draconian overhaul of the country’s criminal code, Indonesia criminalized sex outside marriage . The reforms include a ban on cohabitation between unmarried couples and would apply to both Indonesians and tourists. This angered rights activists and prompted protests in Jakarta. However, the reactions in Bali range from scepticism to concern. Santi Aprilia, an Indonesian housewife, told the Guardian… “These rules were proposed a few years ago, and it didn’t happen … so I don’t know if the government will really implement this. “Indonesia needs tourists to come, but what if foreigners that aren’t married want to come here? I think it’ll be hard to implement this kind of rule.” Surf teacher Tony was similarly sceptical… “I don’t think it’s going to happen because in Indonesia there’s not only Muslims but all religions.” While Indonesia is a majority-Muslim country , Bali is Hindu with more than 300,000 tourists a month visiting Putu Slamet is a local … [Read more...] about What next for Bali as Indonesia bans sex?