Smythson’s “Journey to the Wild Side” Short Film

Filmmaker Sophie Edelstein blends fantasy and reality for the heritage brand's new visual direction

With a vibrant and whimsical London as the centerpiece, Smythson‘s new travel products as elements of the wardrobe, and a cast of animals as supporting actors, filmmaker Sophie Edelstein‘s new short film “Journey to the Wild Side” charms and delights. Starring Phoebe Tonkin as an “Alice in Wonderland”-like heroine on a mission to find Buckingham Palace, the narrative blends fantasy and reality with pops of …

Putting Pen To Paper

Six writing implements, notebooks and more to inspire

It doesn’t matter if one is heading back to school or committing to an effective autumn at work, the appropriate writing implements make it all easier. Even as technology develops, there’s nothing like putting pen (or pencil) to paper. As expected, design has also come a long way. The following six items represent intriguing shapes, materials and colors from brands both new and emerging. A …

David Shrigley for Flying Tiger

Super-colorful and playful, the new collaboration between Flying Tiger Copenhagen and David Shrigley—called “Strong Messages”—includes everything for heading back to school or work. From pencils and totes, to tablet sleeves, notebooks, and iPad and iPhone cases, the products are useful for any office. Beyond desk work, the line offers up a few bonuses: a towel, shower curtain, and even bathroom scales. Our favorite, however, is …

Moleskine’s Comprehensive Smart Writing Set

A notebook, pen and dedicated app that take analog to digital with ease

At a conference on productivity—which touched on everything from the importance of tech-free alone time to the educational and emotional benefits of writing by hand (as outlined in a series of studies on the subject)—Moleskine unveiled their latest analog-to-digital wonder. The Smart Writing Set (composed of three unique and integral components) makes it possible to write by hand and have everything from notes to doodles …

Farmer’s Felt Wallets by Postalco

Folded Japanese paper makes for a surprisingly dynamic and durable accessory

Even the most exuberant pieces produced by Postalco carry a quiet elegance, and much of this pertains to the brand’s use of top-tier materials. For years now, founder Mike Abelson has experimented with premium leathers, pressed cottons and Japanese papers. Along the way, Abelson and his brand have collected devout followers seeking out notebooks, bags, wallets and more. A refined aesthetic—not quite minimal as there …