by Luke Watson in New Trends on Thursday 10 May 2012

‘Reaquaint yourself with the pleasures of a hand-sharpened pencil’, goes the tagline of David Rees’ new venture. For $15, Rees will mail out a hand-sharpened pencil, or send him your own favourite drawing pencil for him to work his magic on. The former political cartoonist uses his expertise bring your dull old pencil back to life and send it, with the bagged shavings, back to your studio. What could be easier?