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Felissimo pencils

A few people have asked, “What happened to the Felissimo pencils?” About a year and a half ago, I wrote about an unusual offering of 500 colour pencils. (I learned about this set from Japanese pencil blogs.) I was soon contacted by the manufacturer, who were planning a global launch, and was offered a set [...]

Pencil displays – showcasing your pencils

Collectors and accumulators of woodcase pencils have long looked for display options, and the choices are few. As well as offering a collection of 500 colour pencils, Felissimo is a rare vendor of display cases for pencils. Today we’ll look at their “Aurora” and “Flower Vase” models. I am sure that some craftsperson out there [...]

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 4th set

Blue is the theme of Felissimo’s fourth set of colour pencils. I’m a bit behind in displaying these – I’ve already received the fifth set, and a Canada Post notice tells me I wasn’t in when they attempted delivery of the sixth set. Wow, 150 colour pencils here or nearby! The collection is starting to [...]

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 3rd set

Who likes purple? Felissimo’s 3rd pencil set is out, and again has a specific focus. I think it may be the nicest set yet! Twenty-five shades of purple beckoning! Congratulations to Felissimo for recent mentions on the December 8th Martha Stewart Show, in the New York Times Gift Guide, and many other locations. Finally, a [...]

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 2nd set

Here is the second set of pencils from Felissimo’s series of 500 colors. Again, the packaging is impressive: This month’s palette is hard to describe in a single word – the focus is on muted pinks, creams, pea greens, and mint greens. I was somehow expecting something like last month’s bright reds – perhaps another [...]

Felissimo 500 Color Pencils – 1st set

A very welcome package just arrived – the first set in Felissimo’s 500 Color pencil series! As befits such a set, the packaging itself is attractive and noteworthy: The theme is red. Twenty-five shades of red! The only printed material was an index sheet in Japanese: The colourful lineup does not disappoint. The pencils have [...]