Daisung Kim a Korean designer has introduced to the world his 24K gold pencils. The pencils are a standard graphite core wooden pencil covered in 99% pure gold and stamped with the lettering 24K Gold Pencil.
Detroit Schools Teaching Less Handwriting
Public schools around Detroit, Mich. are teaching a “simplified” version of handwriting or are considering cutting back on handwriting instruction altogether as kids spend less time writing and more time typing, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Pen Thief Strikes in Parker’s (Old) Hometown
Well, actually, we don’t know that it was a thief. But blogger Steve Knox wrote in the Janesville (Wisc.) Gazette this week that he is mourning the loss of his favourite Parker Frontier after it disappeared from his desk.
Montblanc Emerald Fountain Pen – Yawn
Nothing like the holiday season for another example of materialistic excess from Montblanc. This time, it’s an emerald-covered fountain pen reportedly selling for about £940,000.
At that price, it would appear to be the new most expensive fountain pen in the world, topping the previous title-holder, the Aurora Diamante released in early 2009.
Another OfficeSupplyGeek Experiment: Removing the Air Bubble from a Pen
Ever had a pen you couldn’t use because an air bubble was blocking the ink? The ever-inquisitive OfficeSupplyGeek successfully tested …