Coming in at #34 on the 100 Perfect Gifts Whether You’ve Been Naughty or Nice, the Sharpie Liquid Pencil might be this year’s perfect little stocking stuffer. The Well=Appointed Desk has brought this little gem to your attention in the past but now, its time to take this little writing implement for a test drive — even if you have to stick it in your stocking yourself. $2 And don’t forget to let us know how you like it. (via

With the holidays fast approaching, I need a

With the holidays fast approaching, I need a good to-do list now more than ever. With TeuxDeux, I can maintain a clean, streamlined web-based list then use the TeuxDeux for iPhone app to access, edit and update my list on the road. Its such a clean elegant set I think it’ll be well-worth the $3 investment. Web-based app is free, iPhone app is $2.99.

Laptop Round-Up Part 2: For the Boys

After I posted the last laptop round-up, I realized it was slanted to the girls so I thought I’d pull together a more masculine edition. I found five great non-black nylon options for the boys.

  1. Pakuma Choroka K3LT Laptop Messenger Bag $84
    Made form tarpaulin with great styling, anyone would like this bag.
  2. Electricbaby Basement Laptop Sleeve $45
    With a funky wood grain texture, this laptop sleeve is stylish without being ostentatious.
  3. Pan-Am Secret Agent Laptop Bag $92
    Travel with the lo-tech chic of days gone by with this nod to the days of PanAm flight bags. From the outside it looks totally retro but on the inside, all the details of a modern laptop case are present — pocket for cables, exterior pocket for cell phone and a main pocket for laptop. Does not appear to be as padded as other bags so if that’s an issue, a laptop sleeve may need to be added.
  4. Jack Spade Waxwear Computer Field Bag $375
    Waxed canvas and a subtle blue lining, this is the height of understated cool
  5. Plastica Wool Felt Laptop Sleeve €59
    Simple wool felt sleeve with exterior pocket for iPhone. Minimal but beautiful.

And finally:

This is the Bythreads Journalcase available for 13” and 15” laptops, its handcrafted from full grain leather and is available in black, orange or green. €230 (approx. $305 as of today). Bythreads also offers a natural fiber cloth wrap called The Natural for €80.

The Kaweco AL Sport is a stubby little octagonal mechanical pencil that’s just over four inches long. The AL Sport faithfully replicates the original design from 1935, comes in three metallic finishes, and sports a sturdy 0.7mm lead. Pocket clip, carrying pouches and matching ballpoint pen are also available. £39

Kaweco also makes a fountain pen that, when closed is the same length as the pencil and ballpoint but the cap fits onto the end giving a traditional length tool. The fountain pen comes with fine, medium or broad nib. £44.99

Plastic versions of all these tools are also available from Kaweco from £10-£15.

(via Cult Pens)