Peg and Awl create
ipads, without the i, but with a whole lot of charm!
New Years resolutions anyone? Here are some of mine: To create less waste, doodle more, have less screen time and more handmade beauty in my life. Looks like this pad from Peg and Awl hits all the boxes.
Behind Peg and Awl is a busy husband and wife team, based in Philadelphia. Margaux had a vintage clothing and record store, an online CD business and a bookbinding and jewelery shop. Her husband Walter had served in the army and worked with his father as a carpenter. While renovating their house, they used a lot of salvaged wood from houses being torn down, which ultimately led them to the idea to use more reclaimed materials and start making items for others to buy. Read more on how their business evolved (they have 10 staff members now!) in this wonderful interview here.
This pad is one of my favourites from Peg and Awl. You can use it to write notes, mindmap or draw, without having to use new paper every time. The wood is found in the scrap pile of furniture maker BDDW (where this gorgeous pingpong table is also made!). The reclaimed black leather comes from variable sources, such as old purses or WOII gun holsters and slings. One side of the wood has been painted with blackboard paint, and it comes with the chalkboard pencil. Nifty!