The Chalk Pad will quickly replace your many reminders scribbled on scraps of paper that constantly end up lost. Reminiscent of an old schoolhouse slate, it is great for grocery lists, sketches, messages and plans. Wee children can spill out their imaginations on this black board. It is a blank slate that is waiting to be filled.
Each chalk pad will vary slightly in grain and indications of the wood’s prior use.
- Reclaimed wood
- Chalkboard paint
- Leather from deadstock to well-worn WWII gunsling
- Finished with tung oil
- Hole in top for hanging (may be used without the stand)
- Comes with 1 Koh-I-Noor chalk pencil
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string
Inches: 9.5″ tall by 7.5″ wide by 0.75″ thick
Metric: 24.1 cm tall by 19 cm wide by 1.6 cm thick
Inches: 6.75″ long by 2″ wide by 3″ tall
Metric: 17.1 cm long by 5 cm wide by 7.6 cm tall
Peg and Awl Co-founders, Walter and Margaux Kent, live and work in Philadelphia, Penn. with their two boys, Søren and Silas. Their work is made from olde things, treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, long-lasting treasures. They used to make them for themselves and now they make them for everyone.
Peg and Awl began without a plan, a fortunate pairing of two minds, different but in sync. Both Walter and Margaux have a fervor for history, though they each unearth their passions in different ways. Margaux, loves the romantic imaginings of what once was and the effects time and stories have on materials and objects. Though not military-minded, Walter is an invader; mostly of abandoned houses and the past. Walter, home schooled by his history-aficionado mother and apprentice to his carpenter father, was a soldier in the US Army. There he learned how to do things effectively and simply though his practical nature does not preclude his immense creativity. Walter’s pragmatism, together with Margaux's dreamy tendencies, and their shared curiosity combine to create Peg and Awl. With their two boys as constant companions, they find inspiration in them as much as they do in the past, taking notes and creating new objects to delight younger beings – Peg and Awl is not just for big people!
After nearly bursting their house with the weight of materials, makers and ideas, in 2012 they decided to move the business elsewhere. Peg and Awl’s new home is in the Atlas Casket Factory, a building that still boasts a conveyor belt, a trolley track and traces of the making that occurred for decades. Here histories overlap as Peg and Awl gathers new life with new makers, new personalities, and new hands. Time clocks once again resound throughout building. Ghosts linger and invisible hands shake the visible. They are makers. In Philadelphia. Still.