Month: November 2015

The Problem with Fancy Notebooks

Merlin Mann: There’s something about a piece of paper that can be both really intimidating and very inspiring. Because there’s nothing you can’t do with a piece of paper. The biggest hurdle to using a notebook… is to get over the reluctance to put a mark on a page. When I buy one of these…

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Cultural Offering: Lists

Cultural Offering: As a kid, I remember my father at the dining room table in the morning jotting down his to-do list for the day on his mini legal pad as he sipped coffee and took in the busy goings on in our household.  I remember his orange or brown or red Paper Mate felt…

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Paper will last.

If you wanted to ensure it lasted for 150 years – you’d choose paper: As amazing as our current electronic technologies are – despite their strengths – are terribly, terribly ephemeral. The code that worked yesterday isn’t support today. The processors of – five years ago, ten years ago – are brought to their knees…

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On Moleskine

This was originally posted on my personal blog: hjertnes.me on the 29th of June 2015. I have been thinking about doing this post for a very long time. But episode #159(http://www.relay.fm/penaddict/159) of The Pen Addict(http://www.relay.fm/penaddict/159) got me to start writing it. Moleskine is a brand that does many different things, and they have a huge…

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Review: Field Notes

I used to be a huge fan of the hardcover pocket sized Moleskine’s, before I got hooked on Field Notes. And there are things I prefer about the former, and there are things that I prefer about the latter. There are so many different designs and variants of Field Notes, and they release a new…

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Where I shop

There are many great places to buy pen, paper and stationary online. I have four places I go to. All of them are great, and they have fantastic customer service, I have never had a bad experience. Things have gone wrong with some of them, something I expect when I buy stuff from them time…

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Four fantastic pen blogs

There are many other great pen blogs out there, this is just a short list with some of my favourites. The Pen Addict. I have been reading The Pen Addict for a long time; I found it when I started to listen to the podcast with the same name. It is a fantastic resource, and…

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