The 500 Colored Pencils Set is a monthly subscription for color: you get 25 pencils a month for 20 months, shipped directly to your house for an endless menagerie of colors running wild along your walls (if you buy the displays). The variety of colors alone is astounding, but check out some of the imaginative names that they’ve chosen for the colors: lettuce, mermaid’s gown, drizzly afternoon, mild curry, tragedy, norwegian sky.
From the website:
We believe the greatest beauty of 500 Pencils is that you don’t receive all of them at once, but over the course of 20 months. It gives you new focus as an artist, working with color families and feeling the precious nature of each pencil.
We send 25 pencils a month, crafted to order. As you build to 500, the pencils become your story and experience. It’s about enjoying an unhurried creative process, and the artist – that over time – you become.
As an added bonus, the company Felissimo has also added a range of 500 crayons to their inventory, for those of us who are less inclined towards colored pencils:
How much do I want this? I WANT THIS SO MUCH. If I could afford the colored pencils, I’d buy the entire set and decorate all my walls with color.