The Saki Collection pen roll (P-661) is a fabric pen roll available in six different traditional Japanese fabrics. The P-666 which is another variety of the same design available in seven solid colors with contrasting ties, if you are not a pattern lover.
The case holds about six pens, two in each of the three divided areas. Thinner pens or pencils might fit up to four in each compartment. Its a good option to keep finer pens from rubbing against one another if you store just one pen per compartment. My pens aren’t so fine that I need to be that cautious. It definitely is a better solution for full length pens, my little Kawecos and Ohto Tasche got sort of lost in the compartment though they did seem quite cozy all tucked in.
The Saki Collection pen roll is a lovely, elegant option at a reasonable price. Is it time to give your pens a classier home?
Available from JetPens for $13
The darling Oh, Hello canvas zip pouch is 6.5” x 5” and ships with two matching temporary tattoos designed by Mike Lowery. It’s just big enough to protect small items from the rough-and-tumble life inside your bag but not quite as long as the average pencil pouch. If your favorite pens are Kawecos, this would be perfect! $15
The Victorinox Secretary in all-metal finish is the perfect solution for on-the-go needs of the Well-Appointed reader whose work may be done on a coffee shop table, park bench, front seat of the car or other far-flung locales.Use it to “open envelopes, pry open staples, cut out crossword puzzles, clip articles/pictures” (a direct quote from a reader). The name alone makes it a covetable item in my book.
Just remember to check it in your checked baggage when traveling. $22 from Victorinox
(tip from a reader of The Well-Appointed Desk, thank you very much!)
When I think about office, I also think about “the mobile office”. As working professionals, we all need to carry some part of our office with us. If you’re in law, accounting, or management, chances are you need to carry a laptop. If you’re a photographer, designer, or work in fashion or advertising, chances are you need to carry a camera. The on-going struggle for the girl-on-the-go is to not look like you’re carrying thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment or have to carry a manly camo-print bag that totally clashes with your summer skirt.
That’s where Ona Bags come into the picture. It’s a camera bag ($309) and purse all in one! Made from full-grain leather and specially designed with soft, customizable interior and foam padding. Since most leather handbags start at $200, this upgrade isn’t that far out of range.
Check out this video about the bags and Tracy Foster the owner of the company.