Monthly Archives: August 2010

Testing the new Blackwing pencil

  Mark Frauenfelder got hold of the new Blackwing pencil and posted his review: "I like the OB for sentimental reasons. If the NB ends up looking almost exactly like the OB and costs under $2.00, I will buy it. … Continue reading

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Found: “Weekly Moleskine”

This pencil portrait of Gillian Welch by M. Scott Hay. Such nuanced rendition could only come from meeting the singer in person as he recounts: "I met Gillian Welch after she sang some of her songs at a bar in Minneapolis. My … Continue reading

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The Manly Tradition of the Pocket Notebook

The Art of Manliness discusses the tradition of note-keeping through the years in a blog post by Brett and Kate McKay. "No matter what profession you find yourself in, the most essential function of the pocket notebook is to provide … Continue reading

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The Blackwing pencil comes back

The net is abuzz with the news that the venerable Blackwing pencils are about to make a comeback. In a post at BoingBoing, our friend Mark Frauenfelder quoted a letter from the California Cedar Products Company about their acquisition of the trademark. I share Mark's high … Continue reading

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Moleskine Pen Holder

The name is a little strange but this is one of the most functional and easy to make penholders I've seen. Gnat Gnat boasts of over 10,000 downloads of the pdf instructions. Entirely believable.  Check it out.

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TreeSmart newspaper pencils

  Stylish, functional and very green – these pencils are made out of recycled newspapers. From Abe's market which sells them: "Pencils aren't as earth-friendly as we would like to think. In fact, parents might be shocked to find out that … Continue reading

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Saddleback Leather Co.

Terry Shipman alerted us to a site called Saddleback Leather Co. where you can almost hear the cattle's hooves in the distance. Says Terry: "I recently found that the same place I got the best wallet I have ever owned now makes … Continue reading

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Found: “three letter word for art”

Paul Heaston describes himself as a "Native San Antonian. Lived in Montana. Now back in Texas. Sketches, paints, draws, eats a lot of Mexican food." I'd describe his blog as awesome. Checkout his latest Moleskine sketches here. The rest of … Continue reading

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The Perrier Moleskine

Scott Campbell known throughout for his ink-on-skin wizardry, has shared his talents with Moleskine in these limited edition Societe Perrier notebooks. There are 10 available, to be won in a contest. Details here. Hurry, deadline's today.

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Urban Sketchers: How to get your own limited edition Moleskine

  Moleskine did a custom notebook for those who joined the 1st International Urban Sketching Symposium in Portland, OR last month. There's a few of the notebooks left and Urban Sketchers is offering them for a donation to raise scholarships … Continue reading

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