Colored Pencil Review: Pilot Frixion – Standard and Adult

Colored Pencil Review: Pilot Frixion – Standard and Adult

Review by Tina Koyama I’ve been curious about Pilot Frixion erasable products ever since Ana reviewed the pens and markers and the “color-pencil-like pens” several years ago. But it wasn’t until Pilot came out with actual erasable colored pencils (as opposed to gel pens that are called “color-pencil-like” but are not, in fact, color-pencil-like at…

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…

Highlighter Review: Kutsuwa HiLiNE Highlighter Pencil

Review by Tina Koyama Like many students, I could not have survived college without neon-colored highlighter markers. Since that time, I haven’t used highlighters nearly as much, but I still have occasional need for them in my planner, on receipts, in catalogs, and the like. While I’ve broadened my scope in most other stationery and…

Baron Fig Writing Tools: Elements Archer Pencil, Squire, & Squire Click

Baron Fig Writing Tools: Elements Archer Pencil, Squire, & Squire Click

Since all the Baron Fig writing tools I had seemed to coordinate so well, I decided to just review them altogether. The Archer Elements Pencil First, I’ll cover the newest item, the new Archer pencil release called Elements ($15 per dozen) which is a collaboration with Caroline Weaver from CW Pencil Enterprise. Like previous Baron Fig…

Pencil Review: Koh-i-Noor Diamond Lead Holder Drawing Pencils

Pencil Review: Koh-i-Noor Diamond Lead Holder Drawing Pencils

Review by Tina Koyama While woodcased colored pencils are commonplace (a quick search on Amazon resulted in 20,000 products!), colored leads for mechanical pencils or clutches are much harder to come by. They seem like they should be a promising idea – compact, refillable, no need for sharpening – and yet they generally aren’t. I’ve…