We've had a very inspiring month, thanks to long talks with lovely folks in the stationery industry, some serious re-organizing, and assembling the very secret (very special) second edition of The Pencil Box! Here's what's buzzing at the pencil store lately:
Our original Pencil Dude Max is back for the summer! It's about time we had someone tall enough to reach the shelf of boxes...
The National Stationery Show was flipping amazing, though it make have given us the largest case of the FOMOs ever. We made lots of new friends, visited with some old ones, and basically squealed at all the cute cards all day long. If only we sold greeting cards and party supplies and napkins (for the record, Caroline is nuts about napkins).
Speaking of the NSS, CW Pencils has joined the board of a new organization called Writes for Women, wholly supported by women entrepreneurs in the stationery industry. Their launch party hosted at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar was a blast and featured pencils provided by you know who (not Voldemort). Stay tuned for more info on WFW in the future!
I know many may not ever see it, but this makes us really happy: we reorganized our entire office. Much time was spent playing with an Epson Label Maker, which is definitely our new favorite gadget. It even has a pencil symbol!
The coffee shop is back! After a long hiatus, our next door neighbors at the Football Cafe are finally back, meaning we can indulge our caffeine addictions in less than 20 steps. And seriously, there's nothing more refreshing than their watermelon juice on a warm day.
BEWARE: minor spoilers for The Pencil Box ahead! 400 boxes are currently sitting prettily, patiently waiting to be shipped for the second edition of The Pencil Box. We just want to say we're really excited about this one. Check out behind the scenes teaser of me and Alyx assembling packs for this box: