You guys know I’m a sucker for passion. Whatever you do…be it banking, b-ball playing, bricklaying, boxing, blogging, baking…I will totes have mad R.E.S.P.E.C.T for you if you do it with passion. So when I walked into CW Pencil Enterprise and started chatting with the owner, Caroline Weaver, I fell completely head over heels for her little company. This chic, ladies and gents, has mad passion for pencils.
Founded in November 2014, CW Pencil Enterprise is a tiny boutique on the Lower East Side showcasing, you guessed it, nothing but pencils (well, the occasional pencil props too, think erasers and notebooks.) Starting at just .30, the question definitely crossed my mind, “How many pencils does one have to sell to afford rent on the LES?!” But being a respectable New Yorker, didn’t pry.
Featuring everything ranging from your typical #2 test-takers, to vintage inspired fruit pencils, to scented pencils, to pencils that write in rainbow (really!)–there’s definitely something for everyone. Heck, you can even join the Pencil of the Month Club for as little as $15 for a 3 month subscription! My favorite aspect is that you can get personalized pencils hand stamped with whatever you want starting at just $2. (Yes, I realize you can also order these online, but usually they have a minimum–and who needs 1,000 pencils laying around their apartment?!) Caroline said she had one client come in asking for the lyrics to one of Lady Gaga’s songs on an assortment of pencils. See? Passion finds passion, people!
Oh! And they also do the cutest little wrap job on whatever you purchase–happy yellow paper topped off with a baker’s twine black-and-white bow! A really sweet gift for all the teachers, students, mistake makers (yay erasers!), and writers in your life!
Stop by this adorable little shop, located at 100a Forsyth Street, Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, and Sundays 12 to 7 p.m. Happy writing!