I’m not sure why, but I seem to find videos of factory production of creative objects deeply soothing. I think it likely stems from the impression Mister Rogers’ film of a crayon factory made on my still forming brain as a child. Regardless, they’ve become a semi-regular feature here at The Scholarly Kitchen (see that crayon film, along with highlighters and pencils).
After an unusual week, replete in the US with smoke from forest fires in Canada, the usual July 4th fireworks chaos, and the rush of returning to work and realizing that those deadlines still haven’t gone away, I figured it was time for a little peaceful zoning out. For those purposes, find below the Hokusei Pencil Company.