I was reading on O Chickadee about David Rees and his Artisanal Pencil Sharpening service. I found the whole idea perfectly charming. Pencils come shipped with their shavings and a certificate-of-sharpening. When you want to make some good-luck gesture for your nephew about to take his SATs, this would be ideal. You can read more about Mr. Rees on the LA Times blog.

What do you think? Clever idea? Or does it make you irritated that he’s selling a pencil for $15?