Saturday, September 29, 2012

The prince of pencils

There is a tremendous interview today in the Wall Street Journal with the pencil mogul Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.

Who knew there was an actual Faber-Castell family and that it had run this pencil business since the 1700s?

Count von Faber-Castell looks like a count.

It makes me want to run out right now and buy some Faber-Castell pencils. And Mongol pencils, too! Mongol is their brand. They started it hundreds of years ago because, the story said, it emphasized that the graphite they used came from the Orient. That is another term I love, Orient.

Orient yourself to this article! I know you are busy but pencil in the time.

I love when I find out a brand is august such was the case with Candle-Lite Candles.

And this pencil story, I love to buy colored pencils. Usually I buy them with good intentions of giving them as presents to my little nieces and nephews but then I end up keeping them, looking at them, doodling with them.

I have found in my Pennario project that pencils come increasingly into play. Not sure if that is a good sign or not. But Pennario loved pencils, come to think of it. He wrote with them all the time.

Perhaps I could get the endorsement of Faber-Castell!

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