Here is a recent sampling of some things I thought was cool enough to spend money on...
First up, a great example of Chinese bootleg technology. It actually writes letters quit well, but I'm not so sure about it's permanant-ness.
Evan Gruzis- Dark Systems
A great book I picked up from The Menil Collection bookstore. On the sale rack for like $5. A great Los Angeles based artist, he makes amazing images of Cali pop culture, all with pen and ink.
And while in Houston, saw some great graffiti:
Last but not least, I picked up some new Deluxe wood from No Comply skateshop in Austin. I've been riding blanks for a minute, so it feels good to finally have a quality board underneath my feet, all for $45 with grip.