Sharpener Review: Blackwing One-Step Long Point

Sharpener Review: Blackwing One-Step Long Point

Review by Tina Koyama What is all the fuss about a “long point”? For this long-time colored pencil user, long points are not needed (or wanted) for most colored pencil purposes. So when I first began using graphite pencils more seriously for drawing and writing and became involved in the pencil community, I was fascinated…

Giveaway Winners: Nibgrinder & Skylab/Desk Packages

Thanks to everyone who entered our tenth giveaway in honor of our tenth anniversary! This has been such fun! Would you believe the Random Number Generator picked three people who all wanted different prizes? Thanks, RNG! Keep reading! Keep commenting! We’ll keep hosting giveaways… just maybe not 10 in 10 days because I needed a…

Mechanical Pencil Lead Review: Caran d’Ache 2mm Colored Leads

Mechanical Pencil Lead Review: Caran d’Ache 2mm Colored Leads

Review by Tina Koyama Mechanical pencils and lead holders are not a large part of my (otherwise vast) stationery stash. I have a few clutches for art materials, and I keep a couple of mechanicals on principle, but I love woodcased pencils so much more for tactical and esthetic reasons that I don’t reach for…