Friday, 1 July 2011


Everyone, I would like to introduce you to InkLinks!
InkLinks, please tell us about yourself.

Greetings Etsians and friends from Lito, the creator of Inklinks. As far as arty streaks go I had always one under my sleeve, but apart from doodling and painting pebbles I didn’t do much with it. I focused on words instead: words that get inked down (Ink) and words that are linked to each other crafting new meanings (Links). Do the materials that we use to write –writing implements and instruments like pens, pencils, writing surfaces, inks, paper – influence the way we write or even the way we think? I went hunting for vintage office and desk supplies and I made some of my own. And so Ink Links was born.

There is something about vintage writing instruments and supplies – they have got stories which are embedded in their signs of wear and tear, they are written on – by time. These untold stories inspire me. I salvage all kinds – writing cases, old stamps, boxes, ink bottles, vintage stationery, battered hole punchers and Sellotape tins – and put them on Inklinks to pass them on to others, so that more stories can be written. Sometimes I add something to them – images from my pencil collection have been used to upcycle cigar boxes for example – and I use my own images or vintage pen adverts to create paperweights out of pebbles found on English coasts.

I’m a historian, freelance web content writer and blogger. I write about pens, pencils, inks and nibs in past and in the present, in the hands of writers, artists and thinkers in my blog Palimpsest.

You are so inspiring Lito. I love how you see so much further into "everyday objects", rather than just letting the physical presence of items take the focal point, you see so much more.
If cost and time wasn't an issue, what would you do with your talent?

 If I could make anything regardless of the price and time it would take, I would create an office supply cabinet out of recycled/reclaimed materials. And set it on wheels.

That's a brilliant idea! I love how you take the meaning of objects and share them with us all!
To see more of InkLinks work, please follow this link and be inspired!


  1. Nice to meet you, Lito - love your Inklinks, and your blog! Erika Price Jewelry

  2. Thank you Erika! And thank you Rebecca for featuring my shop. :)
    Just popping in to say that Inklinks has now got a page in Facebook and is giving people who "Like" it the chance to win two prizes from the shop. Two winners will be chosen at random on July 14. If you tweet about it you double your chances ;)
    Anyone else with FB pages please feel free to connect.


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