All posts tagged: pencils

RAD AND HUNGRY: The Something Mighty Collection

There is something so niche, so obsessive, so old school about The Something Mighty Collection from Seattle-based RAD AND HUNGRY. Launched late last year, this monthly series includes a carefully curated and packaged group of travel-inspired, locally sourced stationary items found by RAD AND HUNGRY founders (and unabashed consumerists) Sam Alston and Hen Chung. According to the team, “We’re taken by the concept that simple, daily items are given new meaning through travel. It transforms the mundane into something inspired.” Each new supply kit is based on a different country and includes a writing instrument, paper good, mystery item, and other surprises. Previous kits have included treats such as Mexican pencils, Korean white out tape, and German paperclips. Starting this month, the Panama Kit comes with a colorful Cuaderno Balboa (notebook), two Facela triangular pencils, and an eraser protector, wrapped up with obvious care in brown kraft paper. Kits are $16.00 a pop, or you can set up a quarterly or yearly subscription. You aren’t just paying for the goods themselves, as fun as they may …

Poppin Office Supplies

Poppin wants to be to office supplies what IKEA is to furniture — fun, affordable, and service-oriented. Founded by business heavyweights Chris Burch (an investor in companies such as Jawbone, Voss water, and Tory Burch) and Ken Seiff (founder and former CEO of, the Poppin brand intends to replace the often dull world of office products with items that will bring a bit of cheer to the desktop. With 85 SKUs already, ranging from pens to glue to laptop tote bags, Poppin is planning on launching a line of electronics, furniture, and even breakroom accessories such as ping pong tables. WIN A BOX OF PENS! To win a box of black ink Signature Ballpoint pens courtesy of Poppin, tell me what desktop item you can’t live without and why in the comment box below. I will pick a winner at random and announce it here on Friday July 1st. Good Luck!