For the fans and loyalists of the original Blackwing pencil, you may be interested to hear about the new Palomino Blackwing from California Cedar. Cal Cedar made a name for itself several years ago with the introduction of the Palomino pencil but many in the pencil community (yes, there really is such a thing!) are excited to see this pencil available and in regular use. I love the dakr smooth line quality and the honkin’ big eraser. I cannot wait to buy a set!
For more information about the history and fascination with the Blackwing 602, check out the The Blackwing Pages.
Desk-It sticky notes span the length of your keyboard and are the perfect place to jot notes (use the graph paper) or keep track of meetings (use the weekly calendar version) (via Poketo!) $8
Frankie magazine has created a beautiful illustrated daily planner for 2011. Fabric covered and full of inspiring illustrations, if you’re planning to go analog for the new year, this would be a reason to consider it. $24.95 (in Aussie dollars, I assume) and available for pre-order now.
This stone pencil sharpener by shen-hui hsu is smooth and such a beautiful object for the desk. Would also be a nice paperweight.