Goodness, how is it April already? Well, here we go!
Episode 26: One Year of Pencil Ramblings | The Erasable Podcast
To celebrate their 1st anniversary and the National Pencil Day on the past Monday, the Erasable guys threw quite a party, with Caroline Weaver from CW Enterprise. I really enjoyed her interview and hope to visit NYC someday, just so I can pay her pencil shop a visit! And I may or may not have placed a cwpencils order after listening to this episode. *cough*
Field Notes: Loot Crate Exclusive “Classified” Edition | Write Analog
Mark Tucker of Write Analog gives us a very thorough and thoughtful look into the “Classified” edition. I was also disappointed by the lack of “Practical Applications”! Maybe these books were designed with kids in mind… But! I like everything else, especially the calendar and the slight smudging of the CONFIDENTIAL “stamp” on the cover.
“I’m working on letting the Field Notes user in me overpower my collector side.”
Oh, me, too. Me, too. :)
Uni Penmanship Hexagonal/4B Review — The Writing Arsenal
I love Mitsubishi pencils, so this is another tempting pencil to try. The only thing stopping me is another pencil sharpener I’d have to get.
Month of April is apparently National Letter-writing Month. To celebrate, my favorite card-makers Egg Press and Hello!Lucky teamed up and gave away 5,000 free kits containing their cards, and gel pens donated from Sakura of America. I won’t commit to writing letters every day but I will definitely write some. Browsing their Reasons to Write is also very inspiring.
Things I tried recently and liked
Muji Recycled Paper Ring Note Memo A7
Lured by its beige pages, I bought this on a whim to have around the house. I’m a sucker for beige innards though. :)
All Japan Gyokuro Contest — kettl
Kettl is a vendor in NYC that specializes in very fine Japanese teas, and this is the owner’s story about participating in the tea-making contest in Japan. I may not be a frequent gyokuro drinker, but reading about his experience made me really excited and happy!
Chocolate Creme Egg: A LEGO project by Chris McVeigh (via Present & Correct)
I must resist another rabbit hole that is LEGO… Looking doesn’t hurt, right? Click on the egg picture for the building guide PDF. And did you know, the name LEGO comes from Danish phrase meaning “play well”?
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 🐰