Watercolor Review: Viviva Colorsheets

Review by Tina Koyama Concentrated watercolor paint stored on paper has intrigued me for a long time: Thin and lightweight, it seems like the ultimate portable paint kit! Several years ago when I first began urban sketching, I bought a booklet of Nicholson’s Peerless Water Colors with that thought in mind. Around the same time,…

Tag Team Pen Review: East Hill Tombstone White Brush Pen

Review by Tina Koyama (and Ana Reinert, with art from Hannah Carey and Cory Say) Here at the Desk, we love brush pens, and we also have a penchant for white ink. Imagine our excitement when a white brush pen appeared on the market! By way of explaining the product’s unusual name, JetPens describes the…

Notebook Review: Clairefontaine A6 Graf’book

Notebook Review: Clairefontaine A6 Graf’book

The Clairefontaine Graf’Book is a simple, blank notebook with black card stock cover and an exposed thread binding. The Graf’Book is made up of 100 pages of 100gsm bright white paper. I got the A6 size but the Graf’Book is also available in A4 and A5 size with portrait or landscape binding options. The exposed…

Notebook Review: Floor 9 Cloth Cover Daily Notebooks (and Giveaway)

Notebook Review: Floor 9 Cloth Cover Daily Notebooks (and Giveaway)

Floor 9 is a home decor and gifts line from a certain company that might sign my paychecks (full transparency here) and I found these lovely, cloth-covered journals (similar notebooks can be found here) recently. Both notebooks feature two ribbon bookmarks and the internal pages have different left- and right-hand page designs. On the lefthand…