The Well-Appointed Desk

Sep 23

Koh-i-noor Magic Erasers

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Are these not the most amazing looking erasers? These are Koh-inoor Magic erasers available from a seller on Ebay. They are almost too pretty to actually use but use them I did and I was pleased at how well they actually worked. They are not as good as the white plastic Staedtler Mars erasers that are my go-to but the rainbow colors will surely brighten my day.

Koh-i-noor Magic Eraser test

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Sep 22

Pencil Tourism: Crystal Bridges Edition

Pencil Tourism: Crystal Bridges Edition

Crystal Bridges Museum Paintbrush Pencil

My husband drove down to Bentonville, AR to visit the Crystal Bridges Museumand meet up with his parents. The museum focuses on American art and was founded by ALice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart empire. The museum is actually pretty amazing. It sits on 120 acres with lots of nature trails as well as the museum which is housed in a building designed by Moshe Safdie. Not…

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Review: Lokta Paper Goods by Monk Papers

Review: Lokta Paper Goods by Monk Papers

Lokta paper is made from the fibrous inner bark of the high-elevation evergreen bushes in the Himalayans. This paper is often just called Nepali paper. Pen Boutique has started carrying a wide variety of lokta-based paper good from a company called Monk Papers including journals, notebooks, and stationery sets.

Monk Paper Computer Paper

I received a packet of deep violet printer paper cut to 8.5×11 to fit into US…

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Sep 20

Ask The Desk: A Fine-Tipped Refill for a Hex-o-Matic

Ask The Desk: A Fine-Tipped Refill for a Hex-o-Matic

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I have a Retro Hex-o-matic and looking for a refill with a fine point. Looking for something like the Schimdt easyflow 9000 but in fine point. What would you recommend?

Since the Retro 51 Hex-o-Matic ballpoint takes a standard sized Parker-style refill, you have a lot of options. According to the Epic Refill Guide, there are lots of options but since you are specifically looking for a fine point…

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Sep 19

Fashionable Friday: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired

Fashionable Friday: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired

Fashionable Friday: Breakfast at Tiffany's

I don’t know why but, this week, I got “Moon River” stuck in my head and it always reminds me of the film that made it famous, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So, that is the inspiration for this week’s Fashionable Friday.

Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly is ingrained in my mind so clearly. The gorgeous dresses and the kooky eyelash eye mask. And, of course, I could not forget Cat, her…

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Sep 17

Review: Pelikan Edelstein Ruby Cartridges

Review: Pelikan Edelstein Ruby Cartridges

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby tin

I’d been very interested in getting some of the Pelikan Edelstein ink cartridges. They come in a lovely tin and I like having a pack of cartridges at work so that, in a pinch, I can quickly refill a pen without making a big mess.  The tin means I could keep it in my daily kit so I have cartridges handy all the time. I bought the Ruby color from my local pen shop.

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby cartridges

What I didn’t realize is that…

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Sep 16

Review: DeAtramentis Apple Blossom Ink

Review: DeAtramentis Apple Blossom Ink

DeAtramentis Apple Blossom

DeAtramentis Apple Blossom($12.95 for a 35ml bottle) is sort of an “in between” color. Its not quite red, pink, burgundy or purple. I would best describe is as a smoky red violet. Its a scented ink, its a slightly sweet, powdery smell that is supposed to be reminiscent of apple blossoms. It was most noticeable when I was filling my pen from the bottle and less so in the pen or on paper. Once dry…

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Maire-Chantal Children’s Diary 2015

Maire-Chantal Children’s Diary 2015

Marie Chantal Children's Diary 2015

Marie-Chantal is a London children’s clothing and gifts shops that was started in 2001 under the creative direction of Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. For 2015, Marie-Chantal created a children’s diary designed to record the adventures and growth of your child, from first steps to sports activities and school days.

Marie Chantal Children's Diary 2015

Marie Chantal Children's Diary 2015

 

The Children’s Diary starts in September of 2014 and is filled with care…

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Sep 15

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Link Love: Green with a Chance of Videos

Link Love: Green with a Chance of Videos

Post of the week:

How could I resist beautiful green accessories (and matching nail polish) for my “someday” office rehab? I’l pass on the coil slicer though. Oh, home decor magazines! The strange things you tout in the name of fashion!

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Grass Green Accessories (via House Beautiful)

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