Dudek Modern Goods
“Divide” Pen Holder
Made in the USA
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Dudek Modern Goods
- Solid block of walnut with a satin poly finish
- Approx. Dimensions: H 2.5″ – W 5.25″ – D 3″
- 12 holes for your favorite pens and pencils (6 pen, 6 pencils)
- Available in rich Walnut wood, made by hand
There’s been a block of wood made by Mike Dudek on my desk for just about as long as I’ve been reviewing pens. Ever since I ran across his page on Instagram (oh man, several years ago at this point!) I knew there was something special about the wooden pen holders he has made. They’ve evolved over the years, sporting better construction, improved finishing, some great looking branding, and even little felt feet to keep your desk scratch free. The piece we will be talking about (and giving away!!!) is called the Divide. It’s a solid piece of walnut with 12 spots for your favorite pens and pencils, split down the middle by a groove for your favorite pocket notebooks or index cards. It’s a great design and very nicely compliments any desk, modern or vintage.
Maybe I goofed by not bring pens outside to show them off. See those three Field Notes? Well…imagine that there are 6 pens or pencils on either side. Just kidding, I added some photos to the gallery! The Divide is so simple, yet every time I use it I’m surprised at how functional it is. While some people may be thinking “Ed, you’re crazy, it’s a block of wood. I can make that in my garage…” and you may be right to a point.
However, Mike really cares about each and every piece that he makes (in his garage, mind you). You can tell by the gently sanded edges, the perfectly squared off block, the impeccable hole spacing, and the burnt in branding on the bottom. This is what sets his pieces apart from the rest, the attention to detail.
Mike sent me a version that is more pen-friendly than what he typically makes. I asked him a while back to make me a Cube with some larger holes in the middle to accommodate larger diameter pens. When this one showed up at my door the same way, I was excited. The smaller holes comfortably fit a Lamy Safari, while the larger ones have no issues holding my Nakaya or Montblanc.
Since it’s made of wood, the Divide doesn’t scratch up even the rather delicate pens, I’ve never had an issue here. It’s also worth noting that since this is made from wood, they do vary in color a bit. This particular example is on the lighter end of the spectrum. They range from a brownish tan to a deep chocolate brown.
The Divide by Dudek Modern Goods makes a great addition to any desk. It gives you a place to store your most-used pens and pocket notebooks, while looking awesome while doing so. It’s simple, yes, but the attention to detail and construction are both top-notch. What’s the best part about this review?
Well, it’s not just a review, it’s also a GIVEAWAY.
Giveaway Details: Okay, so to win your own Divide by Dudek Modern Goods, all you have to do is leave ONE comment on this post.**pen collection not included. Make sure you leave a valid email address when leaving a comment, as that is how I will contact you. We will let this run until Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Thank you for entering and good luck! This giveaway is open worldwide, so all may enter!
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Disclaimer: Mike and I are friends. Yes. Get over it. Am I profiting from this? No. Do I think he’s a good guy who is generous with giving stuff away to my readers? Yes, absolutely. This was provided free of charge blah blah blah blah ok.
288 thoughts on “Dudek Modern Goods “Divide” Review”
A definite upgrade from the plastic cup on my desk.
So beautiful. So simple. So want!
Been eyeing these for a while now.
That would make a great b-day present for me…
Great craftsmanship and made in America. Got to love it
I’d love to win one of these. Thank you!
Love the look and simplicity of the Divide!
I love the wood aesthetic and the field note holder makes it even more amazing!
Love Dudek’s work.
I have 3 of Mike’s products already, but none of this model. I want one. Blah blah blah, get over it!
Handsome woodware! It would look good on any desk!
I do like the Dudek stuff, though with a block that size I’d need to buy more pens!
Fantastic review, love this divide, thanks for the giveaway!
One of those things that once seen cannot be forgotten.
love the simple clean design. so elegant. i’m sure the wood smells great too!
Love the Dude’s work – playing with my own designs in the workshop…
Would love to win this divide! Beautiful photos too!
absolutely awesome giveaway!
Genius idea for the larger diameter holes in the middle. This is one great looking piece!
Sweet giveaway, been eyeing this one for a while. So gorgeous!
Awesome give away Ed!!! I have been wanting to pick up a Dudek item for quite some time!!!
PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!
Darn, you remembered to put in that bit about ‘Pen collection not included’. It’s still a very generous giveaway but ‘bring your own Nakayas’ 🙂
That would be nice to win!
Shweet, found this awesome piece via Instagram.
How can you not like a product made in the USA with loving care and so practical as well. Thanks for letting us know of this fantastic product!
I had thought myself a pen snob, but now I see I have barely scratched the surface. This is exactly the new pen/scratchpad holder I have been searching for. Thank you for showing me what I’ve been missing.
Love the Dudex , definetly going to follow hoa work somemore
What a great way to store pens- simple but makes a statement. Would definitely be an upgrade to the drawer my pens currently sit in!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
This looks so beautiful in all its simplicity! I always keep misplacing my pens, so this would be very useful, too 🙂
Beautiful product and beautiful dog!
Excellent for Gift to my friend!!
Hope to win!
WOW EVERYTHING IS JUST WOW!!
Thank you for a great giveaway!
This would be beautiful on my desk at work. Thanks for the opportunity!
Awesome giveaway – I would love one these on my desk…
Wow this looks so beautiful. Cute dog btw 🙂
I’d love to win!)
Lovely, it would be great to have one and help clear up my desk
It’s a good looking and functional thing! Love it! email@example.com
Love this, so much better than the chipped mug I’m currently using for pens!
Have had my eye on one of these for a while!
Always loved the simple elegance of Mike’s work. The Divide is a very nice piece.
I’d love one of these! There is just something about nearly anything handmade out of wood—and everything Dudek makes is somehow both classic and modern.
I like your dog more than divide.. its more photogenic ❤
I have “The Daily” sitting on my office desk. “The Divide” would look great on my home office desk. Thanks for the opportunity!
Never owned anything by Mike Dudek. This would be a great introduction!
What a cool pen holder! Would love to grab one of these. It would certainly be an upgrade to my plastic cup from Ikea I am using right now xD.
such a simple and beautiful design. I’ve been wanting one of these for a while now.