Here’s an occasional round-up of a few desirable stationery products we’ve learned of via others but don’t sell ourselves.
1. Bullet Pencils
During the American Civil war, soldiers would stick their pencils in empty rifle cartridges to protect the tips from breaking but bullet pencils soon became a medium for advertising and political marketing. Apparently you can pick them up for next to nothing in flea markets in the States, but you might have to make do with more expensive offers on ebay.
2. Lego erasers
Harking back to the early ‘80s Scratch-n-Sniff virus, Smencils are smelly pencils. Made from 100% recycled newsPapers, they are scented with office-relevant flavours like bubblegum and toasted marshmallow. The US site doesn’t ship internationally but there is now a UK Smencils Site (wholesaling but not yet retailing).
4. Field Notes