i really love the penguin cloth bound classics that coraline bickford-smith has put together.
makes me want to buy all of them from amazon right now. currently restraining myself…
read more on the penguin blog
amazon.ca is a big company, and i’m sure they have untold resources dedicated to figure out where customers are getting lost, and how to help them find their way to purchasing books.
however, i mis-typed a URL earlier, and got this:
apparently, when you’re lost, a hand-drawn cat will help you feel better.
photo credit: tom leininger
while browsing at pencil revolution i read of a new pencil released by the fine folks at dixon – the tri-conderoga. the ticonderoga has long been a favourite of pencil enthusiasts everywhere, and dixon has been hard at work creating a new pencil to delight and ensnare the hearts of their longstanding client base.
the reviews i read of the tri-conderoga were all favourable, and i wanted to get my hands on one of these fine writing sticks. i did some quick googling and came up with a short list of online retailers that distribute the pencils. however, down each online avenue of merchandise i was met with the same frustration. no one ships tri-conderogas to canada.
i decided to go straight to the top and email the fine folks at dixon who had created this pencil in the first place. a day or two after my initial email a very nice customer service representative emailed me back to let me know that i could order them through grand & toy, and that she had sent me FREE SAMPLES in the mail. if i was in love with the people at dixon before this was turning into a strange and forceful lust.
i’m awaiting with anticipation the arrival of my sleek, black, trianglicious pencils.
thank you dixon!