Pencil Case Review: Sonic Kodawari

Pencil Case Review: Sonic Kodawari

Review by Tina Koyama One distinctive characteristic of the popular Palomino Blackwing pencil is its trademark large, flat eraser and ferrule that make the Blackwing about an inch longer than conventional woodcased pencils. While I have many pencil cases, most are not quite long enough to accommodate new or freshly sharpened Blackwings. I’ve been looking…

Planner Review: The Knitter’s Planner 2020

Review by Laura Cameron When I saw the ad for The Knitter’s Planner ($48.95) late last year, I knew I needed to buy one to review for The Desk. With the tagline “Knit More Be Happy” how could I not? The Knitter’s Planner is a somewhat customizable planner designed with knitters in mind. You can…

Notebook Preview: Baron Fig New York City Softcover Notebooks

Notebook Preview: Baron Fig New York City Softcover Notebooks

The latest limited edition from Baron Fig are the New York City Softcover Notebooks ($16) which feature three distinctly illustrated covers by illustrator Josh Cochran of city life. As someone who dwells in a considerably less urban environment than New York these days, I wasn’t sure if the latest edition would resonate with me or…

Notebook Review: Field Notes (F)All Editions

Notebook Review: Field Notes (F)All Editions

I meant to publish this review/overview months ago. Then I realized that my Field Notes subscription had lapsed and I had to renew it in order to get the most recent Colors subscription. And for whatever reason, getting Field Notes from Chicago to Kansas City is a Herculean task that takes weeks. I think they…

Pen Review: Esterbook Lilac Slim Estie

Pen Review: Esterbook Lilac Slim Estie

I couldn’t resist styling the new Esterbrook Estie Lilac Slim (MSRP $185US) with my most matchy-matchy handbag. Can you blame me? Seriously though, I was very excited to hear about the new Estie Lilac and to find out that they had introduced a smaller, slimmer version was an added bonus. But first, let’s cover all…

Notebook Cover Review: Coal Creek Bainbridge A6 Leather Cover

Review by Laura Cameron When Ana returned from the DC Supershow she brought back tons of goodies for review. I was lucky enough to snag the Coal Creek Bainbridge A6 Leather Cover ($49-$55). Coal Creek offers a number of A6 size leather covers designed to accommodate your favorite notebook, be it Hobonichi, Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchtturm…