Will you be backing Ben Walsh Design’s ‘Gravitas’ Kickstarter?

Update: the project is live. It’s called ‘Gravitas’. It's been ages since I backed a pen project on Kickstarter. I used to back loads of stuff: folding keyboards, GPS devices, knives and multitools, and, yes, pens. But I got sick of waiting 18 months or more for a pledge to be delivered (if they delivered … Continue reading Will you be backing Ben Walsh Design’s ‘Gravitas’ Kickstarter?

The Marie Kondo of pens: the Muji round aluminium fountain pen

I adore Muji. The lack of branding. The simple designs. The functional materials. Just walking around its stores is a calming experience, everything just so, everything essential. It's a dose of simplicity that I think we all crave right now — the same appeal that Marie Kondo tapped into when she taught us to let … Continue reading The Marie Kondo of pens: the Muji round aluminium fountain pen