Pencil Pot Of The Month – August 2019 2

For this blog post I want to temporarily revive the Pencil Pot Of The Month series that was running for 24 months from 2015 to 2017.

Description: Set of four pencil cups

Price: UK £5, DE €3.99 (i.e. much cheaper), USA: currently not available

Material: cardboard

IKEA Lankmoj Pencil Cups

Further information: On a recent trip to IKEA I saw these sets of four pencil cups. The specialty? They have built-in magnets and can be attached together magnetically.


Prices: August 2019


A handmade tale 1

Today’s featured article in the App Store

…features familiar tools.


The image in this blog post has been taken from the Apple’s App Store. I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.


Pencil Wallpapers 2

There’s a surprising amount of pencil-themed wallpaper around.

Pencil Wallpaper

Here’s one example: model blue impale-y picket fence.


School Stationery in Britain and France 1

While in the UK school is coming to an end for this academic year France is already thinking ahead and is looking at Back to School stationery.

In the UK supermarkets are currently filled with ‘Thank you Teacher’ items. The link to stationery is obvious. Thank you, my teacher – or should that maybe also be ‘Thank you, my pencil’ like in Kunio Kato’s Oscar acceptance speech..

Thank you teacher, thank you my pencil.

while Britain is saying Goodbye to the old academic year France is already thinking about the stationery you’ll need for the next academic year. If you were always wondering which 29 stationery items a French pupil needs have a look at this article by The Local.