Kickstarter: The Penwell Traveler – Portable Pen Holder

Kickstarter: The Penwell Traveler – Portable Pen Holder

When Good Made Better stormed onto the scene last year with their Penwell classic designs, they certainly blew the minds of most of the pen community with their design sensibilities and professionalism. Their latest creation, launched today on Kickstarter is likely to be no different. Unlike the original Penwell Classic design, this model, called the…

Sharpener Review: Caran d’Ache Pencil Peeler

Review by Tina Koyama For most uses, I sharpen pencils in the most expeditious way possible: my trusty electric Bostitch Quiet Sharp 6 (or, on the street, a portable Kum). But for some pencils or specific drawing purposes, knife-sharpening is the best or sometimes the only way. I have a knife that does the job…

Review: Moleskine Eraser & Sharpener Set

Review: Moleskine Eraser & Sharpener Set

Review by Tina Koyama Well-known for its iconic notebook, Moleskine has been coming out with quite a few other analog stationery and art products the past several years. I recently reviewed the graphite drawing pencils and watercolor pencils. When I was choosing contenders for my Great Eraser Rub-Off Challenge, I included the eraser from the…

Eye Candy: Eraser and Pencil Accessory Case

Eye Candy: Eraser and Pencil Accessory Case

My pencil problem has an equal rival: the pencil accessories problem. To accompany my pencils, I have pencil point protectors, erasers, sharpeners, and leads for mechanical pencils. The accessory collection has grown to such proportions that it warranted its own organizational system. I use an old military green metal box with divided compartments that keep…

Review: Sheaffer Star Wars Rollerball Pen and Pencil Case

Review: Sheaffer Star Wars Rollerball Pen and Pencil Case

If you’ve ever encountered me at the airport or a pen show, you may have uncovered my other obsession besides pens… I’m a Star Wars nerd, so much so that my suitcase is R2-D2. So, when I got upset last year about the Cross Star Wars pens, it wasn’t an act. I can go off…