Peerless 125 Collection by Cross Pens

The Rhode Island-based heritage brand's impeccable writing instruments

Despite our constant shift deeper into the world of digital, many opportunities to write the good old-fashioned way—with a pen—manifest regularly. Harkening back to the time when well-made writing instruments could be handed down from generation to generation, heritage brand Cross Pens celebrated their 125th anniversary last year by debuting the Peerless 125. And after testing one out for a few months, we can attest …

Mod Notebooks

A service that digitizes handwritten notebooks and syncs to the cloud

Writers and illustrators often fill notebook upon notebook with ideas, wordplay, sketches and doodles. Many are then lost to a drawer or a shelf, and the creativity stays locked away. Mod Notebooks has a brand new solution for salvaging those threads, beginnings and “what ifs.” Their new service provides you with a notebook—plain, ruled, or dot-grid, thread-bound and tablet-sized, with super thick paper. It’s classically …

Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments

The prestigious auction house offers rare and one-of-a-kind pens from the past and today

Tomorrow, 18 December 2013, global auction house Bonhams will place over 500 lots of fine writing utensils up for sale. Their selections—many being a writer’s ultimate fantasy—include a magnificent and diverse array of 60 vintage offerings and many modern limited items. All of the instruments were plucked from a single private collection, from a collector with quite the keen eye who is consigning 4000 pieces …