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4 years later, the Stilform Pen still remains the best-designed pen we’ve seen

Perhaps the most decorated pen we’ve written about (and well deserving of all its awards too), Stilform’s pen upholds all of Dieter Rams’ principles of good design. When you look at how far the pen is come, from a quill, all the way to the pens we have today, none are as simple, useful, intuitive, and elegant as the Stilform pen. It has no extraneous detail, no unnecessary feature, no embellishment. It’s not a pen, it’s arguably THE pen. A simple cylindrical form makes it good to hold, its met...
Tags: Deals, Design, Germany, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Mont Blanc, Random, Dieter Rams, Matt, SCHMIDT, Stilform, Aurora Green, Stilform Pen, Christoph Bohrer Martin WagnerClick, SCHMIDT Technology


A fountain pen that never dries out? The answer lies in this pen’s redesigned cap

The fountain pen hasn’t seen much innovation in the past decade aside from garnering a lot of interest on Instagram and Facebook with those therapeutic calligraphy videos. There’s something quite literally old-school about the fountain pen. It’s elegant, classy, has a user experience that’s definitely dated, but hasn’t grown old. People still use fountain pens today, because they’re elite, graceful, and deliver a line quality that’s beyond compare, thanks to the fountain pen’s ability to use d...
Tags: Deals, Design, Stationery, Popular, Fountain Pen, Product Design, Random, Lamy, Instagram and Facebook, Unai Rollan, Iñigo Echeverria, IndiGraph, Izar Carazo, Sergio Errandonea


Get inspired to declutter with our collection of Minimal Designs

Whether we agree to this in public or not, but all of us have spent some time watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and promising we will declutter just after the next episode! My personal experience was that I have too many items that ‘spark joy’ for me. Keeping this aside, minimalism is a trend that took the world by storm some time back. Be it Scandinavian, Danish or Japanese, there is something very unique and calming to see a design with clean, simple lines placed in a clutter-free environme...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Stationery, Lighting, Product Design, Minimal, YD Design Storm, Design Storm


Michael's Haul: Mini Planners + Planner Accessories

  After a recent vet visit for Lulu yesterday, I took a detour to Michael's in Colma before heading home. I was excited to see that all planners were 40% off. I had just ordered my new Erin Condren planner for 2019-2020 so I looked at some of the mini ones to check out. I picked up two planners. One is the Recollections Astrology Mini Goal Spiral (on sale for $11.99, reg $19.99) and the other is the The Happy Planner: Mini Recipe Book. (I can't seem to find it on the Michael's site but Amazon h...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Lulu, Kawaii, Stationery, Michael, Planners, Colma, Erin Condren, Coquette


World’s thinnest reading light is also a bookmark!

If it’s as thin as a bookmark, slimmer than a dollar coin and dexterous enough to fold, can it be a Reading Light? Yes, it can! The Nemuix is made from reinforced plastic film, which means it can bend and flex without getting any creases or snapping. And this is important, because when you bend it into position, this bookmark functions as a reading light. Fitted with low blue-light LED, that minimizes the quantity of High Bio wavelength emitted by artificial light and digital devices, the lamp...
Tags: Deals, Design, Office, US, Stationery, Product Design, Bookmark, Reading Light, Nemuix


Everything on the PULS calculator is a button… even the screen

Determined to not waste any real estate, Carlos Llaneza designed what I believe is the most compact, sleek, and functional calculator. Designed for basic math calculations, the PULS features a numpad, the four action keys, a decimal key, equals key, pi key, and phi key. Wondering where the clear-all button is? Just tap the screen!The PULS’s screen is designed to work as a key too. Long-pressing it switches it on and off, and tapping it resets the calculator. It’s a simple operation that just see...
Tags: Design, Office, Stationery, Product Design, Puls, Calculator, Carlos Llaneza


Exam times needs this pen with timer!

Exams are tense and often stressful events; the silence of the hall paired with the frantic sound of scribbling pens on paper can all add up to becoming a fear-inducing experience. These time-sensitive tasks often require you to work right up until the very last second, so efficiency is key. So what you don’t want to be doing is checking your watch every five minutes and wasting valuable time. This is where Timer Cap comes in.Timer Cap has been designed to come in two forms, a ballpoint pen and ...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Pen, Product Design, Timer, Heo, Jade Jinwon Heo, Timer Cap


Why I love notebooks in video games

In Discworld Noir, they help untangle puzzles. In Red Dead Redemption 2, they flesh out the central character. Is the notebook gaming’s most powerful narrative tool?We use notebooks to give form to the intangible, jotting down half-formed ideas and strategies with the aim of corralling them into coherence. We record and reflect on events in our lives, a ritual that narrativises our experiences and makes them comprehensible. Notebooks are a technology, the most ordinary and unspectacular instance...
Tags: Games, Culture, Terry Pratchett, Stationery, Red Dead Redemption, Ankh Morpork, Lewton


The BALLET compass is sheer temptation for stationery lovers

Some call it compass, some call it rounder, I call it absolutely breathtaking. Designed with a minimal appeal that one often doesn’t see in geometry tools, the Ballet is a beautifully simplistic compass (yes, that’s the technical term for it) that looks as beautiful as a uni-body metal pen. Milled to precision from what I reckon is aluminum, the Ballet is perfectly cylindrical, with a hint of a parting line running vertically down the center, giving you a compass that splits into two, pivoted ne...
Tags: Design, Ballet, Compass, Stationery, Product Design, Maki, Rounder, Andreu Gadea, Jorge Ros


This Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated pen is machined for perfection

“What we experience, and what we remember about what we’ve experienced are two totally different things.” – Jeremy Finch.That’s what the Twist Pen is all about. Creating a UX that’s so good it instantly gets etched in one’s memory. Whether it’s the pen’s satisfying twist-and-click actuation, or the textures around the grip and the twisting knobs, or even the pen’s weighted, cool metallic feel. The Twist is a modern classic. It isn’t edgy, it doesn’t over-innovate, and it isn’t disposable. It’s...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, US, Stationery, New England, Dlc, Product Design, Edc, Parker, Jeremy Finch, Adam Ryan, Diamond Like Carbon DLC, Twist Pen, Brass Stainless Steel and Black DLC, Itoya Aqua Roller


Moleskine’s paper notebook lets you draw in vectors right inside Adobe Illustrator!

Teaming up together to achieve the near impossible, Adobe and Moleskine have debuted the Paper Tablet, a book and pen combo that translates sketches on paper to digital sketches on Adobe’s software… but that’s not all. The sketches you make on Moleskine’s Paper Tablet don’t just appear as scanned images on your computer. They get vectorized within Adobe Illustrator, giving you an infinite set of possibilities to take your doodles and actually begin working on them in vector software.The magic ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Adobe, Paper, Moleskine, Notebook, Tablet, Stationery, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Product Design, Sketching, Wacom, Vector, PEN ELLIPSE, Moleskine Pen Ellipse


Organize your workspace with this 12-in-1 modular desk organizer

Throughout the working day, our desks can become cluttered and deeply unorganized messes that limit our potential through creating distractions and reducing efficiency. This is only made worse by the abundance of cables that weave around our desks. We need something that contains all the essential items and places them within one organized location. The Stealtho Desk organizer is here to do just that; It carries an array of features that keep everything you need in one tidy place!Stealtho is t...
Tags: Deals, Post, Design, MacBook Air, Skype, Stationery, Modular, Product Design, Desk Organizer, Stealtho, Vitaliy Savriga, Vitaliy SavrigaClick, Apple Samsung Sony Nokia


Chronicle Books' New The Go-To Notebook with Mohawk Paper

Anyone else love notebooks like me? Well I have some exciting news here. Chronicle Books has just launched a new notebook line called The Go-To Notebook ($22.95 each on Amazon) featuring Mohawk Superfine Paper that's milled right in the USA. Yes you heard me correctly, Mohawk paper! I'm a huge fan of Mohawk paper for their quality and writing texture. I never have to worry about bleed-through (pen test is below in this post). Choose from Sage Blue, Persimmon Orange (both pictured above), Brick ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Usa, Stationery, Paper Goods, Mohawk, Chronicle Books, Coquette, Amazon Review, Sage Blue Persimmon Orange


Millclock company plans to mass-produce Nixie Tubes for designers and hobbyists

This year is, for all intents and purposes, the year of the retro wave. The Moto Razr is relaunching, Disney is practically remaking all their glorious movies, and nixie tubes may just be making a full comeback too!The use of Nixie tubes dates back to the 50s, being used as light-up numeric indicators in various technical equipments. These tubes were hand-crafted, and required a great deal of technical expertise to manufacture. Needless to say, the tubes were soon replaced by flipboard display...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Disney, Stationery, Product Design, Nixie Tubes, Millclock Company


EDC, Stationery, the MAGCON is all in one

It’s hard to keep track of all the features the Magcon has and all the problems the Magcon solves, but I’ll try my level best to stay on top of things in this article. This is the Magcon. It’s an artist’s, engineer’s, designer’s, architect’s, student’s, and general human’s best friend. The Magcon isn’t just a stationery tool, it’s a real tool too. It packs a pen-stand, rounder/compass, wrench, scale, bottle opener, and drawing guide all in one.There are two very clear ways of looking at the Ma...
Tags: Deals, Tools, Design, Stationery, Product Design, Edc, Magcon, Sofia Lee Pik Shan, Sofia Lee Pik ShanClick, Hurry Free Global Shipping


Cone of Shame Notecards

Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is  regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, …
Tags: Design, Dogs, Cards, Pets, Office, Desk, Kickstarter, Stationery, Winnie Au, Cone Of Shame, Notecards, Four and Sons, Marie Yan Morvan, Marta Roca


What's Inside My Spring Seasonal Erin Condren Box

I'm going to be honest with you. I'm not a box subscriber kind of gal. I don't do Fab Fit Fun, Rachel Zoe or any of those highly popular Japanese stationery boxes. The only box I will do is the Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box ($35 + free shipping). Why? Because I missed one box one season last year and I'll forever regret it. Truth be told, not all boxes have been amazing, but I share the goods with my 10 year old daughter so usually between the two of us we can pretty much use everything in...
Tags: Fashion, Rachel Zoe, Usps, EC, Stationery, Planners, Erin Condren, Coquette, Erin Condren Box, Color Skinny Paper Tape


The Paper Shredder Just Got A Welcomed Re-Design

Paper shredders have unfortunately found themselves falling into the category of ‘over-designed’ and ‘unnecessarily complicated’ products, with their often visually-complicated aesthetics jarring with their surroundings and their functionality getting lost beneath the unwanted functions. This is the exact issue that the team at Blond Design Studio identified, and their answer to the problem is Aperture.Aperture is an intriguing product, where functionality and simplicity have been at the forefro...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, CMF, Blond Design Studio, Paper Shredders


Your laptop’s very own utility belt!

Pardon the comparison, but Batman wouldn’t be half as effective if he carried all his equipment in a backpack, constantly opening it every time he needed a Batarang or that explosive gel/goo he so famously uses. It’s called a utility belt for the exact reason that it’s a belt that’s got an impressive feature list aside from just holding your pants up.Although laptops don’t have any pants, this scenario should feel extremely familiar. You’ve set your workspace up and begun work on your laptop, ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Batman, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Random, Blau, Drop-innovation


This modular organizer declutters your desk while adding class to it

Here’s my desk scenario. I have a pencil holder from Amazon, a stapler from Maped, a hole-punch from Kangaro, and an off-brand planter with a mini succulent in it. It’s a collection of products I love individually, but combine them together and they end up making my workspace look like there’s a whole lot going on. That’s where the problem lies. Desk items aren’t always designed to be a part of a family. They’re just made to be good products that look wonderful on shelves, and perform well eno...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Design, Stationery, Product Design, Marc Stueber, Kangaro, Marc Stueber Laurent HartmannClick


Re:ease doesn’t organize your desk. It redesigns it.

Here’s my desk scenario. I have a pencil holder from Amazon, a stapler from Maped, a hole-punch from Kangaro, and an off-brand planter with a mini succulent in it. It’s a collection of products I love individually, but combine them together and they end up making my workspace look like there’s a whole lot going on. That’s where the problem lies. Desk items aren’t always designed to be a part of a family. They’re just made to be good products that look wonderful on shelves, and perform well eno...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Design, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Random, Organizer, Desk Organizer, Laurent Hartmann, Marc Stueber, Re:ease, Kangaro, Marc Stueber Laurent HartmannClick


The Darter Pen can help you with a stitch in time

You’ve probably heard of the phrase “ripped a hole in my pocket”? It implies that something is so expensive that it ripped through the pocket fabric to take all your money. Literal or metaphorical, the Darter Pen is neither. A compact, reasonably priced ballpoint pen, the Darter is the size of an AA battery, and aside from packing a Cross Matrix ballpoint refill for writing, the Darter even houses an entire sewing kit that packs everything you need for a stitch in time.An unusual looking and u...
Tags: Deals, Design, Stationery, Product Design, Edc, Darter, Darter Pen, Cross Refill


Reflections on letterhead collecting, with accompanying (gorgeous) samples

Steven Heller calls himself a "letterhead" -- that is, someone who collects letterhead (compare with "Deadhead"); his brief reflections on his passion for Design Observer and interesting and well-observed, but they're not a patch on the actual samples of beautiful, bygone letterhead from his collection. Letterhead collectors are not a monolithic cult. Each has his or her special needs. Some collect only corporations and institutions, other subsets are just design firms, and others are ju...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Design, News, Stationery, Moma, Cooper Hewitt, Deadhead, Lustig, Steven Heller, Ellen Lupton, Collectors, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Paper Ephemera, Craphounds, Leslie Carbaga


These M-Marker’s Team Up to Help You

There are designs that blow you away with their sheer innovativeness, while there are some that make you smack yourself on the head with the simplicity of its idea and execution. Simple though these ideas are, it remains a powerful advocate of the effectiveness of a solution not being dependent on complex ideas. Featured today, the M-Marker falls in the latter category.In the bulk of stationary that designers carry around, markers occupy a huge chunk of it. Let’s not add the cumbersome nature of...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Markers, M-Marker, Sun Fan, Zeng Wenjing, Zhang Qiaowei


This notebook was designed for crowded workspaces!

Are you even a designer if you don’t constantly fight the compulsive need to buy any pretty looking stationery you see, only to give in after a few moments? That got real, didn’t it? Well, I’m fighting the compulsive need to buy myself the Sidekick notebook, designed by the guys at Triangle Notebook.The Sidekick is quirky, but has logic to it. An A5 notebook looks small on your desk, but open it and it doubles in size, becoming an A4, and occupying precious real estate on your desk. The Sidekick...
Tags: Deals, Design, Office, Notebook, Quirky, Stationery, Product Design, Triangle, Sidekick, L-shaped, Triangle Notebook The Sidekick


The Ever-lasting Pen!

The ManualPen pairs simplistic design with precision engineering, this results in a pen that creates a truly unique writing experience. By being machined out of a single piece of metal with exceptional levels of precision, it has allowed ManualPen to compose of just two parts, the solid metal body and rechargeable cartridge.This led to the need for a unique fixing mechanism; a slightly bent clip securely holds the cartridge in place to eliminate any unwanted movement, whilst ensuring it can st...
Tags: Deals, Design, Stationery, Pen, Product Design, Random, CNC, Kristoph Krisjans, ManualPen, Kristoph KrisjansClick


Swipe Right to open your Holiday Gifts!

Our generation is so used to swiping at things that it only seems natural that something like the Nimble Cutter would exist! Cleverly named, the Nimble is a thimble that sits on your finger, but instead of preventing needle pricks, this little bad-boy comes with a blade that’s capable of being the best cutter you’ll ever own. Convenient in its design, the Nimble’s silicone cap shape allows it to comfortably rest on any finger. A tiny blade on the tip lets you simply slide across surfaces you w...
Tags: Deals, Design, Office, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Random, Thimble, Cutting Tool, General Gifts, Nimble, Version 22, Box Opener


Do you ever wonder what paper clips looked like 150 years ago?

If you do wonder what paper clips looked like in eras long gone by, Clip Art (clever wordplay alert?) is a wonderful history lesson in paper clip design. The series features ten different paper clips from 1860 to 1934, recreated from ancient patent records. While we’re pretty happy now in 2018 with the stapler, or the default paper clip (Clippy from Microsoft Office, if one remembers it), the Clip Art is a series worth collecting and admiring, especially for the way it captures how subtly diffe...
Tags: Deals, Design, Office, History, Microsoft Office, Stationery, Popular, Product Design, Clip Art, Paper Clip, Present & Correct


Be careful with these scissors!

Playful as ever, Qualy’s Cactus Scissors give the stationery tool a bit of character. Designed to look like a potted cactus, the scissors come nested in a cactus-shaped body (sans the spikes, of course) that sheathes the blades. Pull it out and you’ve got yourself a regular, working scissor that you can use either in the kitchen, at your workplace, or just for hobby-work. The cactus plant even comes with its own pot that serves as a storage area for paper clips, stapler pins, thumbtacks, or ot...
Tags: Deals, Design, Stationery, Product Design, Cactus, Scissor, Qualy Design


17 feminist gifts that honor our activist women friends after a long, hard year

While our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is up and running with hundreds of gift ideas, there are still a few very specific types of people on our lists that you might be shopping for to. In my case, I’m thinking of all the incredible, engaged, active, activist women who worked tirelessly this past year, fighting […]
Tags: Jewelry, Books, Shopping, Etsy, Handmade, Notebooks, Stationery, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Black History, Women's History, Handmade Jewelry, Women's T-shirts, Charity + Causes, Politics + Activism, Holiday Picks