Posts Categorized: Pencils

Pencil Pot Desk

I found my boyfriend’s old portfolio the other day and came across this picture. It was for a job years ago designing the office of Innocent smoothies and he was coming up with ideas for cool desks. There were other fun designs like a connect 4 desk partition but obviously this was my favourite. Anyway,… Read more »

Mini MUJI Haul

I popped into MUJI on Thursday without any intention of buying stationery. I was queuing up to pay for my pyjamas and before I knew it I was paying for a load of stationery too (they cleverly put the stationery right in front of the till)… Here’s what I got: B5 Lined Notepad, £1.25, Lined… Read more »

WANT LIST: Tanner Goods Pencils

So, I know I probably seem a bit pencil obsessed at the moment, but I saw these yesterday and couldn’t help but add them to the want list. I really like Tanner Goods as a brand. My boyfriend discovered them a year or two ago (starting a small obsession with anything made in Portland, Oregon),… Read more »

What’s the best everyday pencil?

This was one of the first posts I wanted to write when I started this blog, and 7 months later – here I am! It took a bit of time to get a collection together in order to hopefully answer this question. I will be looking at 9 pencils, all HB (where possible), to try… Read more »

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika

I saw this on dezeen the other day and I just had to share it. Tuomas Markunpoika has made vases by gluing pencils together into blocks and then turning the blocks on a lathe to create the vase shape. This video explains it slightly better than I do though: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/97725899] Pretty amazing eh? I… Read more »

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Carpenter’s Pencil

I was doing a Fred Aldous order the other day and I saw this carpenter’s pencil and felt compelled to order it, even though I’m not exactly a carpenter and have no real use for it. It was only 77p so I popped it in my basket. As it turned out, the day it arrived,… Read more »

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Shop Visit: Pedlars

A couple of weeks ago, I FINALLY got myself over to Pedlars, just off Portobello Road. I’ve been meaning to head over for ages, as they seem to be one of the few places that stock Blackwing pencils. I can’t recommend the shop highly enough really, it’s great looking and the staff are really friendly… Read more »

Flea Market Finds #2: NFL Pencils by Faber Castell

I got these NFL Team Pencils by Faber Castell at Williamsburg flea market for $7. Now, in case you’re not American or a sports fan, just to clarify, NFL is the National Football League (American football that is, not PROPER football). As with the dip pens, I’m not sure when they’re from, but judging by… Read more »

New York Stationery Shop Crawl

Most people probably do a bar crawl if they go to New York for the first time. Not me, I did a stationery store crawl. I didn’t see as many as I would’ve liked to, as we had limited time, but here’s what I did see: Greenwich Letterpress Greenwich Letterpress is a lovely little store… Read more »