I’ve been replacing some of my every-day things with thoughtfully designed and quality made alternatives. I spend a lot of time reading reviews, talking to friends, etc. before settling on a purchase. If I don’t use something every day (roughly), it’s not worth having.
Titanium Pen from Big Idea Design. The texture of the metal and the weight behind the point on the paper feels incredible. I worried the titanium would be too heavy and bought aluminum first. I liked the weight so much that I now stick with titanium.
Reverse Denim Backpack from Everlane✝. Nothing holds up or wears better than blue jeans so a denim bag makes sense. The reverse denim looks great business casual or just casual. The metal zippers, metal snaps, and leather straps all come together to make the best quality backpack I’ve ever seen. (✝If you use the referral link, I receive $20 off my next purchase).
A5 Dot Grid Notebook from DotGrid.co. The thicker paper absorbs more ink and smears less. The dot-grid allows for vertical, not just horizontal, alignment when note taking. The dots are laid out to make single- or double-spaced writing look perfect. Rings alleviate the problem of bound notebooks closing when writing. The dots disappear when drafting and sketching. The perfect notebook.