Colored Pencil Review: Tombow Irojiten (36-color set) Colored Pencils

Colored Pencil Review: Tombow Irojiten (36-color set) Colored Pencils

Review by Tina Koyama I have been known to look askance at and even mildly mock packaging that seems gratuitously fancy. And yet I’m the first to admit that I bought the entire original nine-volume (90-pencil) slipcased set of Tombow Irojiten Color Dictionary colored pencils for packaging alone. With most colored pencils, I like to…

Notepad Review: Minerva Switch by Nava Design Studio

Notepad Review: Minerva Switch by Nava Design Studio

Review by Laura Cameron I have had these delightful notebooks in my possession for several weeks now, but have been remiss in reviewing them. If you’re still looking for the perfect stocking stuffer these Minerva notebooks ($3.00) are just the ticket! These mini pocket notebooks from Nava Design Studio in Italy come in 12 bright,…

Paper Review: Life Airmail

By Jessica Coles Recently I received a gift from a penpal that included a pad of Life Airmail paper ($6.50 for 50 sheets at JetPens) and the corresponding Airmail envelopes ($4.50 for 10 envelopes at Jet Pens).  Immediately I had flashbacks to days in elementary school when I had an international penpal and used airmail paper. I…