Montblanc Creative Director Zaim Kamal on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Collection

Translating Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's magical tale into writing implements and more

It’s the 75th anniversary of “Le Petit Prince” and one can expect many brands to honor the magical novella and its acclaimed author (and aviator) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. None will come as close to the majesty as Montblanc, who’ve actually already been crafting Saint-Exupéry pieces for some time. With their just-released Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Collection, however, they’ve crafted an inspired series of writing instruments …

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 …

Rick Powell Pens

After losing and breaking his writing instruments, this designer made one that's difficult to destroy

by Paul Armstrong Rick Powell can’t seem to stop dropping, crushing or misplacing writing instruments as he designs bespoke furniture pieces in his London living room. Instead of simply accepting his fate, Powell took it upon himself to design his own sleek, metal pens that could be kept out of harm’s way using intricate magnetic lids. Each pen takes between two and three hours to …