Time for a session of putting thought onto paper, supported by dark chocolate and earthy scents. All in the greyscale of course.
Wrther : shorty mechanical pencil : Baden Baden, Germany.
These little numbers are great. We use them for sketching in our design office and they feel good in the hand without feeling too precious. It comes with a 3mm thick soft 7B graphite lead and can write on many materials including wood, metal, paper and glass.
Brepols : back to paper notebook B7 : Belgium.
Brepols is a Belgian company dating back to 1796 that designs and manufactures all their products in Belgium. With back to paper the philosophy is 'life is hectic, paper is patient'. This B7 notebook is a lovely piece with an unusual elegance, for a notebook. It is thin with a soft cover and the paper is ivory with blue horizontal lines. The chamfered corners are what catches your eye as well as being practical, as we all know that in your pocket the corners are the first to go. Also included is a sheet of stickers and labels to organise your contents - a nice touch.
Bahen & Co : Brazil chocolate bar 70% cacao 75g : Margaret River, WA, Australia.
With a background in wine making Josh and Jacq use vintage chocolate making equipment and only two ingredients, cacao and cane sugar, and strive to make chocolate in a traditional way that pre-dates the mass production of the industrial revolution. Located in Margaret River in Western Australia, they have a philosophy of 'bean to bar' and this is beautifully expressed in this chocolate bar, using beans from a Bahia plantation once lost in the jungles of the Mata Atlantica. The chocolate produced from this cacao has expressions of dark fruit and bold chocolate notes. Dark and lovely.
Gascoigne & King : luxury scented travel candle, figue scent : Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.
Located in Surry Hills all Gascoigne & Kings candles are hand made using 100% natural soy wax and metal free cotton wicks. The packaging is very neat and is perfect for the traveller. The scent 'figue' is a timeless favourite embodying the classic earthy fragrances of fig tree and fresh ripe figs.
Packaged in our signature large Goods Tube. Delivered in our 'Anything But Square' recycled cardboard box with a guide to your gifts as you pop open the lid.