Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
the lovely object gallery gang collected these... including a large anonymous donation (you know who you are, thank you!), some custom tags and a bit of doing not much. we-heart-nyc too:
a neat entry from mr prideaux - we hope the home improvements went well
yes, i did use that pencil to vote
and the fabulous karen erdos bought these in from hers and her mum's collections at home - a huge multiple family member entry, thank you very much ms' erdeaux xo!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
it's christmas in july! well it was about that long ago that our good, sagacious friends at exhibition studios sent these to us with their lovely red tags - it has taken us a while to find the right words to explain just how much we like the mitsubishi pencil... there's a big place in my heart for 'es'. some formative years there, and yes, they can make a giant kaleidoscope and a ball machine. thanks karl and jez for sending us es pencils.
jeremy k green. stop it!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
not only does this person make really, really good chutney, marmalade and the like; he also colours the fruit on botanical drawings with this almost flourescent orange pencil, uses a camera lucida - and is the dad of the best person we know. best and tallest. thank you for sending us some pencils stephen skinner!
guess kirsten won't be missing these... thanks :)
they are now hanging out with these guys:
Thursday, August 12, 2010
emily and jay the champions donated these guys. you can find them at candy cranks or at jay's bike workshop (mountainbikes, fixies, vintage bikes, you break it, he seems to be able to fix it). not only does emily ride a bike like a bat out of hell and write zines (check out Open Mic), she gave us some pencils including a shiny pink number that says: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Giant Dipper 80th Anniversary 1924-2004 over 50 million riders. All on one pencil! Cool.
this came straight from the toolbox and jay is the only person to have given us a pencil with the tag attached by rope. awesome. look at those knots.
Juliana told us a wonderful story. She found some old pencil's in her architect grandfather's pencil box, which are probably 100 years old! When trying to figure out who made them and where they were from, she stumbled across an online drafting pencil museum, The Leadholder! What beauties!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
three cheers for the king's school! this cool bundle was delivered to me last night from students at the king's school... thanks! thanks to their awesome teacher, beck, too - for gathering the bounty. you've helped bump up the pencil count.