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July 26, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Bags

The ultra-compartmentalized and organizational Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag will not only hold all of your school or office supplies with a 13" laptop, it also is the perfect place to keep your iPad!

In the back section of the shoulder bag (the part that would remain closest to your body during transit), there is a slim padded pocket that closes securely with a strip of strong Velcro. You can easily slide your iPad into this pocket, and then quickly access it on the go!

The light-weight nylon design makes this bag less of a burden to carry around compared to a lot of other padded laptop bags, and there is a plethora of other pockets and compartments to hold all your other daily-carry goodies.

The tag on the bag contains a diagram example of uses for each pocket:

What do you use your Nomadic bag for?

Congratulations to random winner #22! Micalela who said:

Your colleagues will love the comfortable grip on these pencils!

Since there were 145 comments on the original giveaway post, you have won 5 x Uni-ball Alpha Gel Slim Mechanical Pencils - 0.5 mm - Rose Pink Grip. Please comment here by next week July 27th, 2011 and email with your mailing address.

For everyone else, stay tuned, we'll have another giveaway soon.
July 19, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Brush Pens

Brush pens made from natural hair can oftentimes be better than their synthetic counterparts, at least when used for ink and watercolor. Natural hair brushes not only tend to be more resilient and durable than nylon brushes, but they also provide better spring and snap.

High-quality sable and weasel hair brushes are considered to be the best for watercolor and ink use. These kinds of brushes hold liquid for a longer period of time, and better retain a fine point when wet. Another important point to consider when searching for a brush pen is the level of absorbancy. Natural hair is comprised of complex components and scales that allow the hair to hold and trap liquid better. The liquid is released as pressure is applied to the brush. This capability of natural hair brushes gives artists more control as they draw.

If you're looking for high-quality, durable natural hair brush pens, we recommend the Kuretake High Grade Sable Hair Brush Pens.

These brushes are made from authentic sable hair and feature an elegant matte black body. The No. 40 pen comes in a cardboard gift box and include one free box of 3 ink cartridges. Sable hair brush pen tip replacements are also available.
July 15, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Fountain Pens

A lot of you are familiar with the traditional piston-style fountain pen converters, as seen in our previous blog entry: How to Use a Fountain Pen Converter.

Pilot makes a bladder-style CON-20 converter also. Instead of twisting a knob to fill this converter with ink, you simply have to squeeze! Please keep in mind that this particular converter is only compatible with Pilot brand fountain pens.

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