blackwing-pencils

When it comes to office supplies it seems like every time we find a particular brand and style that we love it eventually ends up getting discontinued long before we have a chance to stock up for the rest of our lives. This is particularly true when it comes to pencils. If you use a pencil frequently you understand that there’s so much more to a pencil than just a chunk of wood, an eraser and “lead” (it hasn’t actually been lead in a long time for obvious reasons). Palomino’s Blackwing 602 pencils are a tribute to the iconic Eberhard-Faber Blackwing pencils that famous writers were so fond of, and in many ways, it’s better than it’s predecessor. The metallic gray shaft comes with a black, brush style eraser and many believe this is the greatest pencil ever produced. After a 13 year production hiatus you can finally put Blackwing 602s back in your pencil cup.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.