One of my favorite new stores here in New York is called Treasure & Bond. Created by Nordstrom, the store stocks a wonderful selection clothing, accessories, shoes, and home goodies from smaller, independent designers. Seriously, every single time I walk in, I want to buy pretty much everything - doesn't help that it's located only a block from my office.
Even better, the store donates 100% of its profits (yup, that's 100%) to charities benefiting local children, focusing on 2 charities per quarter. Past beneficiaries have included The New York Public Library, the Children's Health Fund, Edible Schoolyard NYC, and Pediatric Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Yesterday, I stopped in and couldn't help but snap up these ultra-fine Japanese ballpoint pens in the springiest of shades.
The brand is called Pensée, and it took me quite awhile to find it online. The tip is very sharp, the body is made of wood, not metal, and is hexagonal rather than round, so it won't roll away. Plus, they're so preeeetty.