Studies have shown that writing down notes and ideas is a proven way to retain information. Why not do it in style? We have cultivated pen, ink, and notebook suggestions for all lifestyles and needs. Whether you're a professional looking for a sleek set of writing tools, a busy parent with a packed schedule to keep track of, or a lefty trying to take clean and easy notes, we've got the products for you!
For the Studying Student:
Class bells are ringing and you're getting ready to hit the books. Head to class in style with an iconic fountain pen, a school appropriate ink, and a notebook that will accommodate the sea of notes you'll be writing this semester. The TWSBI Eco offers a large ink capacity for lots of writing before needing to refill. Noodler's Lexington Gray flows smoothly and is bulletproof, meaning it remains steadfast even through the inevitable accidental coffee or energy drink spill. The Clairefontaine Classic Wirebound notebooks offer 90 pages of fountain pen friendly paper and four cover colors for easy color coordination.
For the Busy Parent:
Being a parent on the go can be chaotic. Doctor's appointments, soccer practices, dance recitals, who could possibly keep it all straight? Give your brain a break and consider our picks for moms and dads that need a place to organize their thoughts and notes. The Leuchtturm1917 planners have 7 days to a page with a lined page for notes on the opposite side. See the week at a glance on one side and write down a stray thought on the other! Rachel Goulet recommends the Pilot Varsity pens as the ultimate pen for parents because they're "pre-loaded with different colors, super affordable, easy to lend to a kid if they want to try it out, and durable for throwing in a purse."
For the Polished Professional:
Business decisions are tough, but your choice of note-taking tools for the next big meeting doesn't have to be. Pick up the Boardroom Boss Package Set, a collection as authoritative as it is sophisticated. Customize with the sleek and sophisticated LAMY 2000- Black in your choice of nib size and a black Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 notebook in your choice of Dot-Grid, Lined, Blank, or Graph. This set is completed with a bottle of the fun yet professional Diamine 1864 Blue-Black ink.
For the Wordsmith Writer:
To write the next great novel, you're going to need a great pen. Start with the Platinum 3776 Century, a gold nib pen with styling reminiscent of vintage pens used by many great authors. The "Slip and Seal Cap Mechanism" prevents ink from drying out in between note-taking sessions. Add a Maruman Mnemosyne N199 A4 notebook- lined, a sturdy wire-bound notebook with perforated pages perfect for crafting a thrilling page-turner. Finish with classic Noodler's Black ink for smooth, easy writing.
For the Editor Extraordinaire:
Make your mark and never miss a mistake again with Diamine Poppy Red ink. The bright red hue highlights important notes and makes finding them again a breeze. Swap the LAMY Safari nib to a 1.1 or 1.5mm stub nib option and you're ready for some bold strokes of genius anywhere on the go. Use the Rhodia no. 13 notebooks to write longer edits and clip them to your pages.
For the Lefties:
Love your left-handedness and never fear a smudged line again. Who likes to fight with a three-ring binder or spiral binding when trying to write notes? The Rhodia no. 18 Notepad is top-bound and hole punched so you can jot down your notes free from hindrances, then organize them as you wish within a binder. The fine nib on the Metropolitan writes smoothly without putting down a ton of ink and risking a total mess. Coupled with permanent Noodler's Brevity Blue or Black ink your notes will be neat and tidy.