Eye Candy: Diamine Inkvent Calendar (and Giveaway)

Eye Candy: Diamine Inkvent Calendar (and Giveaway)

For several years, we try to do a 12 Days of Inkmas here are The Desk. But Diamine had the genius idea to take it even further and create in the Inkvent Calendar for 2019. Inside the paperboard windows are 24 sample sized vials (7ml each) of unique, holiday-themed ink colors plus one larger 30ml…

Eye Candy: Baron Fig Trace Notebook

Eye Candy: Baron Fig Trace Notebook

The newest notebook release from Baron Fig is the Trace Softcover Notebook ($15). It’s a 5.4×7.7″ cardstock cover, guided sketch experience created in collaboration with artist Kyle T. Webster. Kyle is best-known for revolutionizing the Adobe Photoshop brushes. So much so that Adobe hired him and made him part of the development and evangelism team.…

Eye Candy: Tesori Nesting Tin Boxes

Eye Candy: Tesori Nesting Tin Boxes

One of my design heroes is Louise Fili. Her eye for typography and aesthetics is world-renowned. She also helped cultivate the talents of other amazing designers like Jessica Hische who has gone on to be her own epic creative talent. That said, Princeton Architectural Press has worked with Louise Fili to design some products over…

Eye Candy: Colorverse First Moon Landing Ink Set

Eye Candy: Colorverse First Moon Landing Ink Set

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the safe return of our intrepid travelers: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, it seemed only appropriate to post this Eye Candy unboxing of the Colorverse First Moon Landing Ink Set ($100). Once again, Colorverse did a spectacular job with the packaging and presentation of this set. They…

Eye Candy: Papier Plume Bad Bad LeRoy Brown & Lake Michigan Winter (Chicago Pen Show 2019 LE Inks)

Eye Candy: Papier Plume Bad Bad LeRoy Brown & Lake Michigan Winter (Chicago Pen Show 2019 LE Inks)

For the third year, Papier Plume is offering a limited edition set of inks for the Chicago Pen Show. This year’s offering is a riff on the extremely popular Lake Michigan Summer (from Chicago Pen Show 2017) called Lake Michigan Winter and a new deep brown called Bad Bad LeRoy Brown. The ink comes in…