Palamino Blackwing Pencils
How charmingly simple. And brilliant. A pencil that has captured the greatest minds from Steinbeck to Sondheim and has produced Academy Awards and Grammy wins. A pencil.
How does a pencil become a legend? Artistry, craft and sheer marketing insistence. Created in 1931 by Faber and discontinued in 1998, it was consumer demand and fandom of epic proportions ($40 for one pencil on Ebay) that brought it back.
Oh good lord I do love things like this! And I vow to have a pot of these on my desk at all times.