A bonus little review this week, of this absolutely beautiful pencil case. I backed this on Kickstarter and if I remember rightly it was delivered on time. It’s available online for $38 Australian, which works out at about $29 US or £20. It’s made from New Zealand waxed leather.
It’s long enough to hold most new pencils and big enough to hold plenty of them. I’ve got twenty pencils and a sharpener in mine and there’s probably room for a couple more. The quality of workmanship is topnotch, as is the quality of materials used.
There’s a theme that many of the items I enjoy have in common and I don’t think it can be expressed any better than by this quote from Chocolate Brownie’s website:
chocolate brownie is driven by a passion for durable materials, traditional craftsmanship, contemporary design and a relationship between person and object. This passion, combined with love and care makes chocolate brownie pieces so exquisitely unique.
This is just a pencil case but it’s a beautiful object that has a purpose, that’s meant to be used, and in that use brings a little bit of joy to something that could otherwise be mundane and ordinary.