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…

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…

Pencil Review: Moleskine Drawing Pencils

Pencil Review: Moleskine Drawing Pencils

Review by Tina Koyama Last year Moleskine released two sets of pencils as part of its Art Collection – watercolor pencils and graphite drawing pencils. In my review of the watercolor set, I mentioned features that are common to both, such as the unique square barrel, matte black finish and semi-gloss end caps (please read…

Pencil Review: Moleskine Naturally Smart Watercolor Pencils

Pencil Review: Moleskine Naturally Smart Watercolor Pencils

Review by Tina Koyama As it may have been for many stationery addicts, the Moleskine notebook was my gateway drug. Way back (and I mean way back, like before Facebook, blogs, maybe even the whole Internet), I’d occasionally find Moleskine journals in nicer stationery stores and fondle them lovingly, imagining the possibilities. When I began…