Do people still use pencils?

Well I certainly do, and the best, my favourite, the cream of the crop, is the wonderful Mitsubishi Hi-Uni Pencil. It is available in at least 15 different lead grades, is solid and reliable. I was introduced to it by a most wonderful friend of mine, the late architect, artist and professor Cyrus Jhabvala. These pencils were good enough for him. Need I say more?


So far, I have only found these pencils on the brilliant website – which I thoroughly recommend to anyone with a penchant for stationery – that most affordable (and practical) of luxuries.

At £2.40 a shot, you know you’re worth it.