I plan to do reviews of many of the products I purchased at the local eye candy, shop-of-wonders, Maker Goods, but I thought I’d tantalize you with a photo first. Proprietor and woman-of-many-talents, Felicia Koloc hand marbelled the fabric and then beautifully stitched the pencil case pictured above. She also makes them in leather but they were a bit out of my price range. The selection of pencils and included NOS Col-Erase as well as a wide assortment of imported Japanese pencils. So much to choose from, it was hard not to buy them all.
I also picked up a Maruman Mnemosyne notebook and a clever A4/3 notebook which is designed to fit A4 paper folded in thirds and includes a pocket in the back to hold such items. It even included instructions on how to fold up your A4s to fit.
If you happen to pass through Kansas City on your travels, this is definitely a place you must visit! I’m going to make sure it’s on Tessa’s handy dandy stationery map right now.
Do you have your Erasable podcast sticker proudly displayed? I do.Thanks to Andy for sending me a couple before they sold out. If you want one, put in a request, I’m sure they’ll do a reprint soon.
I guess it’s about time that I made some Well-Appointed Desk stickers. Would anyone be interested?
My husband drove down to Bentonville, AR to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum and meet up with his parents. The museum focuses on American art and was founded by ALice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart empire. The museum is actually pretty amazing. It sits on 120 acres with lots of nature trails as well as the museum which is housed in a building designed by Moshe Safdie. Not at all what you’d expect to find in Arkansas, is it?
So, how does this relate to the blog? Because I acquired a unique pencil for my Pencil Tourism collection. Its a paintbrush mounted onto a round pencil. So I can sharpen the other end and have a paint brush and a pencil. Pretty cool, huh?
Show your pen or pencil pride with the new collection from Tattly. Each tool comes in a set of 2 for $5 and there are six designs to choose from: pencil, pencil/sharpener, round paint brush, flat brush, pen or craft knife.
While in Chicago, I acquired this wonderful Pencil Cluster charm from Fossil ($28). Its exceedingly detailed and I had the clerk put it on the Dainty Charm Starter Bracelet ($48) in silver. I hope I can find a pen or envelope charm to go with it.
I find these pages from Paul Klee’s notebooks, circa 1922, to be positively mind blowing. Color formulas, beautiful penmanship and somehow beautiful and artistic at the same time.
Paul Klee, Beiträge zur bildnerischen Formlehre, 1922. Bauhaus Weimar.
(via The Near-Sighted Monkey)