I also believe the quiet, meditative aspects of writing are lost on this generation. At one time the practice of forming letters beautifully was a useful and calming way to spend time and energy. It was the way my mother kept me still and content during long sermons at church. She would give me a page on which she had written the alphabet and allow me to copy it over and over — nice memory. In fact, there is a written meditation practice called Japa that is merely the written repetition of a particular word or symbol page after page.
From an article entitled Is The Pen Mightier Than the Keyboard by Ross McClain, Associate Professor of Art at Furman University.
Paper and pencil is the conduit for reasoning outside of your brain.
A profound and a strong case for writing, if only to clear your head and clarify your ideas. Thank you, Frank Chimero.
Wallpaper adds some sophistication to your workspace. This feels so French to me. Ooo la la!
(Mimou + Amelie Hegardt via decor8)
Detail of a letterpress printed poster on French Paper.
Designed by Katie Kirk. Available for sale on Etsy.
Be a self-shredding machine with these awesome scissors from Jet Pens. They are called Sun Star 7-blade shredder scissors. Make confetti or personally pulverize all your junk mail your choice!
Need to call London? Every Time Zone is a great way to visually determine the time zone in many major cities. It features a dozen cities with a slider to point to a specific time within a 24-hour window.
Faber-Castell makes my favorite “Grip Pencil” — a triangular shaped pencils. It follows that I would… also love their watercolor pencils. These are the Grip Watercolor EcoPencils from Stubby Pencil Studio. These are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. I love the color of the pencils and the triangular shape. If you are looking for a more professional grade of colored pencil, consider the Art Grip Aquarelle pencils from Faber-Castell