Every man needs good stationery.
There is something solid, dependable and reliable about it. No need for a full battery, internet connection or storage space for this stuff.
It’s simplicity is its strength - just think about the millions of dollars NASA spent on developing a pen to work in space, when the Russians just used a pencil.
Good stationery is also a source of great creativity. Just look at the selection on Sir Paul Smith’s desk in his new Design Museum exhibition or his collaborations with Rhodia - all driven by a passion for traditional writing and scribbling of ideas that technology can’t truly replicate:
So, I do love sharing new and inspirational finds, especially as gift ideas, this time from The Journal Shop:
And finally, my Christmas gift inspiration:
A beautiful Midori wood inlay ruler
If stationery is good enough for Sir Paul on his Desert Island, it’s good enough for me!