Minimal and Modern from Metaphys
We added several new products from one of our favorite stationery lines. The Corda Desk Pen is the same high-quality as the Metaphys Locus series, but in a very unique form that is meant to be displayed on your desk top. The standard Locus Ballpoint Pen was recently discontinued by Metaphys, but we still have the Locus 3Way Multi-pen. We restocked those, and the latest version comes bundled with a free Viss Eraser, which happens to be one of our other new products. We also added the Rassen Paper Knife, a high-end letter knife unlike any you have ever seen. Finally, we topped up and restocked a couple of other Metaphys favorites.
The latest Blackwing Volume is in, and Palomino has once again created something special. This limited edition pencil is only the second one to include Blackwing's not too hard and not too soft, balanced graphite, and it's the first with a round body. We're a big fan of the unique shade of blue chosen for the eraser, and the gray wash coat that lets the wood grain show through is a stand-out feature. As always, these are a limited run, and once they sell out, they're gone forever.
A big box of restock just came in from Osaka! We have a number of fan favorites back on our shelves, including the best selling Velos V Paperclips - Gold and Mitsubishi Boxy 100 Pen. You can see everything back in stock below.
The Blackwing 73 is the latest from the Palomino's limited Volumes series, and it is definitely a frontrunner for our favorite Volume so far. Tahoe blue, a raised texture inspired by a the lake's topography, a silver ferule, and a white imprint and eraser all add up to a fantastic pencil design. It comes with the same soft lead as the original Palomino Blackwing.
We also added the new white version of the Blackwing Long Point Pencil Sharpener. And for those who can't get enough of the Blackwing Volumes series, we still have a handful of last quarter's Blackwing 205.
We’re especially proud to announce the addition of select products from boutique Japanese stationer Inkaren. When we first contacted Inkaren, we were told they had suspended international sales. We were so enamored with their products that we offered to freely advise them on how to best work with international retailers, and we’re happy to be offering their products as the first such retailer. We are carrying five different products in multiple variants. We’re sure that these simple yet thoughtful designs will help to elevate your creative efforts. We also love Inkaren’s spirit of collaboration, as their line was made possible through the partnership of six different companies.
More Amazing Products from CDT
The latest CDT order has arrived from Tokyo bringing with it four new stellar products. The CDT Wooden Tape Dispenser is sure to impress, and with it we’re including a roll of CDT Sanada Tape (also available separately), which looks excellent over craft paper. We’re also adding the CDT Business Card Case, coming in the same lovely cinnamon leather as the CDT Leather Pen Case. Finally, to coincide with national writing month, we’re releasing the CDT Jabara Accordion Letter Set, a uniquely Japanese product.
We’ve also brought back the much-loved CDT Graffiti Pad. We previously stopped carrying it after CDT discontinued it, although later we found out they still had a decent supply in dark green. The product will eventually become permanently unavailable, but we’ll be stocking it as long as we can. We’ve also topped up our CDT notebooks and pencils.
I can’t remember the first time we saw Kata Kata’s endearing designs. It may have been on their origami paper at Nagasawa in Kobe, Japan. We immediately fell in love with the work of Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai. Their illustrations largely focus on images of natural scenery and animals. Some of them have an old-world European ascetic, and many of their animals designs are reminiscent of classical, Japanese motifs but with their own unique twist. Most intriguing is their tenugui, or traditional hand cloths, which are stenciled and dyed by hand using traditional techniques.
We’re very excited to be the second retailer of Kata Kata products in the United States, and the first and only to currently be carrying their A4 Postcards series. Their illustrations can be found on many more products (such as the aforementioned origami paper), so let us know if you love them, and hopefully we can expand our offerings in the future. Please click on the images below individually or browse the entire line of Kata Kata.
The latest big box has arrived from Japan! We restocked, topped-up, and received a few new products. We're excited to be adding the Mitsubishi 460 and Mitsubishi 550, two retro, budget-friendly ballpoint pens. To go alongside the Olfa Limited Craft Knife, we added the Olfa Limited Art Knife. It's a precision art knife, made of premium materials, and offering the same minimal color-ways that the Olfa Limited series is known for. Finally, we have added white versions of the Midori Brass Pen and Midori Brass Pencil. Get yours today.
Discover Gold with the Blackwing 530
The latest limited edition pencil in Palomino's Blackwings Volumes series draws inspiration from the great California Gold Rush. The gold barrel and ferrule, paired with the black imprint, black striple on the ferrule, and black eraser make this one of the most striking Volumes pencils to date. Get yours while they're available.
Favorites from CDT Back in Stock
We just recevied an express delivery from Tokyo from our friends at Craft Design Technology. We have topped-up a few products and restocked a few of our most popular ones that recently sold out. We also received some samples of brand new products that have not seen much love stateside. Perhaps they'll join our lineup in 2017!
Back in Stock
Benjamin Stock founded Fresh Stock in Kobe, Japan and now runs it in the U.S. along with his wife, Rebecca.