I know it's a small thing, but your choice in writing implements can say a lot about you. Do you carry a simple plastic tube with cheap ink, or do you hold a solid, well-made piece that makes an impression? Or do you not carry anything at all? A pen holds stories and signatures, words and dreams, and you can make one that leaves an impression every time you put some words to that page.
That's why you should carry something impressive, and why you definitely should make your own.
Oh my, the art of writing. Handwritten notes are always the classiest way to correspond, but here are a few people that take it up a notch with some of the most amazing hand drawn type you'll ever see.
Back when I wanted to be an astronaut (just kidding NASA take me now I'll do anything), my mom gave me a space pen that somebody had given her and it was SO cool. Besides being able to write upside down, I loved the design of the sleek little guy and the connection I felt with my gravity-defying heroes. The history of their design is quite the little story, recently featured by Cool Material.
Even if you've created your own Moleskine-style notebook, you're still stuck with the eternal problem - how to you stick a pen in this sleek, perfectly compact and engineered stack of pre-inspiration?
Well - you make an external pocket, of course, and Gnat Gnat has created a PDF to show you how to do it.
"Iʼve followed several pen hacks posted online though none have really worked well for me. My Mam came up with the following solution... Big fan of my Mam!
You will need:
- Approx 4cm wide x 63cm long black elastic ribbon
- Use of sewing machine (or someone to sew for you)
- Black thread, tape measure and scissors
And it looks