Posts Categorized: Pencils

Josh King: Speed Drawing

I stumbled upon Josh King the other day and discovered he is brilliant, and hilarious. He did a project called Speed Drawing, in which he turned matches into pencils because, as he simply states, “They reduce hesitation and increase danger when drawing.” So there you go. Very silly, but it tickled me. Also, you should… Read more »

Shop Visit: Delfonics, Paris

The next shop I visited on my trip to Paris was Delfonics. It’s a Japanese company who have several stores in Japan and then one in Paris, in the mall beneath the Louvre. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let me take pictures inside the shop, but luckily it’s got a big glass front! It’s a really lovely… Read more »

Review: Palomino Blackwing Pearl

I hadn’t come across anywhere selling singles of the Palomino Blackwing Pearl pencil before going to the new National Theatre Bookshop, and I didn’t want to buy a 12 pack so I hadn’t tried it… Until now! The Blackwing Pearl was made to sit between the 2 previous models, so firmer than the original Blackwing… Read more »

Shop Visit: Papier Tigre, Paris

On my recent trip to Paris, I did a good stationery shop crawl. This is the first of a few posts I’ll be making over the next few weeks about the stores I visited. First up, is Papier Tigre. It’s a really beautiful shop, which great, design led stationery. The prices are fairly high, but they… Read more »

A stationery themed proposal…

This isn’t the usual thing I’d share on this blog, but I thought a few of you may appreciate it, so here I go… On Friday morning, my boyfriend said he’d been allowed to go into work late (as he’d worked late the night before) and asked if I would like to join him for breakfast… Read more »

(New) National Theatre Bookshop Visit

I’ve posted before about visiting the National Theatre Bookshop, when it was in its temporary home earlier this year. It’s now re-opened in its permanent home and it looks GREAT! It does feel as bit as though they’ve gone into my brain and chosen all my dream things… Along with a great selection of books… Read more »

Stationery Organised Neatly: Neon

This time, my Stationery Organised Neatly has a Neon/Fluorescent theme. Nice and bright. Items clockwise from top left: Bear Highlighters, £3 for set of five, Paperchase Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils, £3.50 each, Harrods (as featured in Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils) Faber-Castell Sleeve Eraser MT washi tape, £2.75, Present & Correct Faber-Castell Sleeve single hole sharpener… Read more »

Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils

I was in Knightsbridge for a dinner the other day with some time to kill so I popped in Harrods to checkout their stationery section. About 20 minutes later I came out having spent £14 on 4 pencils. Oops! Could have been worse I suppose… I got 4 Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils, which are… Read more »

Kickstarter: The Six Mile Pencil

I saw this this week and really love it: It’s the Six Mile Pencil, by Sheffield-based designers Lyon & Lyon. The concept is that the pencils contains 6 miles (or 10km) of graphite and as you sharpen the pencil you can measure how much you’ve written or drawn, or as they say “how far your… Read more »

Stationery Organised Neatly: Brown & Brass

Here’s the second in my Stationery Organised Neatly series, and this time I’m looking at Brown & Brass.   Items from top left: Wooden HB Pencil, £1.45 for 6, Muji (as featured in What’s The Best Everyday Pencil?) Tout Simplement Magnetic Pencil, £3 (as featured in National Theatre Bookshop Haul) Vintage Wood & Brass Extension… Read more »