When shopping for your favorite creator this holiday season, we encourage you to step it up a notch and gift them something better than standard art supplies. These items are not only gorgeously crafted, they're also wonderfully high quality, leading to extraordinary artistic endeavors.
100th Anniversary Prismalo Colored Pencil Set - Caran d'Ache is known to be a world-class creator of fine writing instruments, and has had over 100 years to perfect their craft. This craftsmanship is beautifully showcased in this Prismalo colored pencil set. Prismalos are renowned for their creamy, rich pigment, and are just an ultra high-quality coloring set. As an added perk, they are water soluble so you can create beautiful washes or watercolor paintings. Perfect for inspiring artists, or just for some really classy coloring.
Hi-Uni 22 Pencil Art Set - Truly, it doesn't get more comprehensive than this when shopping for drawing pencils. This set ranges from 10H to 10B - the largest range currently on the market. The Hi-Uni line of pencils are also extremely excellent in quality with wonderfully smooth graphite that doesn't smudge too much in the middle range of hardnesses. The HB might just become your favorite every day pencil (we sell both the HB and 2B individually too!).
Technik Eraser - There's kind of two schools when it comes to erasers: rubber and plastic. In the plastic range, there's your basic white plastic eraser, and then there's the Technik. The Technik just smoothly sweeps graphite off the page without requiring too much pressure, and the rubbings roll neatly together, making it essentially dust-free.
Dux Wedge Sharpener - With colored pencils in particular, care is necessary when sharpening. This sharpener is perfect for precision sharpening - the exposed blade allows you to keep an eye on your point so you avoid over-sharpening (and therefore breakage). The sturdy brass base will last forever, and this model conveniently fits both regular and jumbo pencils.
Shinola Notebook (Coming soon!) - Special drawings need special paper, I think. I believe a beautiful notebook can be so inspiring, and these blank linen covered books from Shinola just beg to be filled in. The acid free paper is lovely and smooth and takes graphite beautifully, while the hard cover and elastic strap protect your masterpieces from wear. Simply gorgeous.