Digital Dress-Up

Merek Davis Tesselation Suite

Found a few sources for beautiful wallpapers for computer and mobile devices:

Go forth and put a new look on your daily device for Spring.

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Field Notes: Shelterwood Edition

Field Notes: Shelterwood Edition

Field Notes Shelterwood

Finally! Its the new Colors Edition of Field Notes called Shelterwood. I’m sure you’ve already heard about it already and probably already opened your order, but in case you haven’t… admire it here.

These memo books are covered with a veneer of real wood, laminated to kraft paper. Inside is the same 70lb Finch text weight stock that Coudal has previously used in the “America The Beautiful”…

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Top Five Best (and Worst) Round-Up

Top Five Best (and Worst) Round-Up

@mrmikedudek the groove came to work. Contains an assortment of pens and my Wacom pen which would only fit upside down.

There’s been several new Top Five pen lists pop-up on the web in the past few weeks so I thought I’d share them here.

Alt.Haven’s Top 5 Pens. The list is fountain pens but its a great assortment. Brad’s collected Top 5 Pens list includes his top five fountain pens, micro gels, plastic-tipped, inks and more. These lists will keep you busy for awhile. The Pen Habit made a video of his favorite pens

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How Green is my Mailbox?

My mailbox has been overflowing with green bounty. A handmade leather envelope for storing pens and pencils from my Australian pen pal (she made it herself!), an assortment of awesome green pencils from Johnny at…

How Green is my Mailbox?

My mailbox has been overflowing with green bounty. A handmade leather envelope for storing pens and pencils from my Australian pen pal (she made it herself!), an assortment of awesome green pencils from Johnny at…

Wood You Look at That?

Wood You Look at That?

I’m loving reclaimed wood or deep stained wood desks lately. Whether the look is rustic, mid-century or ladylike, I love them all. Maybe its a desire to have a work surface that’s not made of MDF or faux wood veneer.

Click on the photos to link to the original posts.

(via An Open Sketchbook)

(via An Open Sketchbook)

(via aESTHETICa)

(via aESTHETICa)

(via Homedit)

(via Homedit)

(via My Old Country House)

(via My Old Country House)

(via Funky Junk Interiors)

(via Funky Junk Interiors)

(via Corey Russell on Etsy)

(via Corey Russell on…

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Review: Copic CIAO Markers

Review: Copic CIAO Markers

Copic Ciao 6-pack color set

I recently bought the Sea colors 6-pack of the Copic CIAO markers. The set comes with four, watery colors plus black and a clear blender. Each marker uses an alcohol based permanent ink and features a brush tip on one end and a chisel tip on the other.

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In general, I think the Copic line of markers is popular with illustrators, particularly those in the comic book and/or animation business. When…

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Link Love: All Caught Up!

Link Love: All Caught Up!

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It took an age but my RSS reader is officially at ZERO. Below is a mess of links stretching back almost a month. I’ve decided that the new “things that should not be named” (per The Pen Addict Podcast) are the Baron Fig Confidant notebook and Pelikan M2XX pens, but I’ve included a few reviews below anyway.

I think “cursive is dead” and “postage is SO expensive” are also comments-non-gratis.

Pens:

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Kickstarter: Leafcutter Designs’ World’s Smallest Post Service Kit

Kickstarter: Leafcutter Designs’ World’s Smallest Post Service Kit

As a diehard mail enthusiast, I could not possibly resist the new and improved Smallest Post Service Kit from Leafcutter Designs. This might look a bit familiar to you because several years ago Chronicle Bookspublished a version of the kit but this new, Kickstarter version will be exactly the way Leafcutter Designs wanted the original kit to be, with all the bells and whistles including tiny…

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The “Upstairs” Typewriters

The “Upstairs” Typewriters

Manual Typewriter Army

1. Olivetti-Underwood Lettera 22, 2. Smith-Corona Empire, 3. Royal Royalite, 4. Hermes Rocket, 5. Adler Tippa, 6. Brother/Webster XL-747

I admit it. I have a typewriter collection. All my machines are manual typewriters, no power needed other than my fingers bashing about on the keys and a good ribbon.

When one must describe a portion of the collection and the  “upstairs” typewriters, clearly…

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What the F is that?

What the F is that?

2B, B, 2, HB, F?

I was thinking about pencil grades the other day, as a pencil geek is wont to do on occasion, and it occurred to me that I didn’t know where, in the pencil grading spectrum, the F grade went. What the F?

(image via Jet Pens)

(image via Jet Pens)

So I did a little digging, including Wikipedia where there was a chartplacing the F grade between H and HB.  The article also noted that “H” means “hardness”, “B” means…

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