A question asked and answer given: where did these two “pen pillows” come from?
The one on the left was handmade out of wood (redwood and maple), the pillow on the right was made by Danitrio.
Sadly the wooden pillow doesn’t hold the pens very well. Often they slip and slide off, no matter how the pen is sat on a slot. I’ve two of these, and while they look great, they remain kinda useless. So not to besmirch the other fine wooden pen rests out there, but I can’t recommend my own.
The Danitrio pillow works perfectly in keeping pens in place. I don’t believe the pillows are available for retail sale, but a check with a Danitrio dealer will tell you that better than I.
There are several options for pen pillows or pen rests on the market. Three options are listed below. If you know of other good choices, please list ‘em in the comments!
Between my finger and my thumbThe squat pen rests.I’ll dig with it.—excerpt from “Digging,” by Seamus Heaney