It's not what you write
It's with what you write that counts
There are only a few writing instruments which have been successful in the market for decades without big changes. One of them is the Kaweco Classic Sport. It follows the design of the year 1935.
This also goes for what you write on. The Draplin Design Company from Portland, Oregon in conjunction with Coudal Partners of Chicago, Illinois offer an honest memo book, worth fillin' up with good information, called Field Notes.
History tells us that in the year Richard Wagner died, the foundation of Kaweco was made as the Heidelberger Federhalterfabrik. Later Koch, Weber & Compagnie where added to the name which eventually resulted in the name Kaweco in 1899. There are a gazillion pens to choose from when you are looking for one. Paying a lot of money however should not be in the equation. When price and quality is of importance in your search, you should not look any further. Among many of their high quality pens, the Kaweco Sport stands out the most. First produced in 1913, the pen is still to this day a collectors masterpiece. It most definitely shows that the bearer of this pen knows his way around quality and design.
As I myself have been carrying the Kaweco Lilliput for years now, I also tend to drag along something to make notes in or on. As my favourite novelist Jack Kerouac cut sheets of tracing paper into long strips, wide enough for a type-writer, and taped them together into a 37 m long roll he then fed into the machine, my Iphone usually works perfectly for the purpose of writing something down. I do not tend to be even remotely in his area of writing, drawing or even making a grocery list, when I do need to elaborate a bit further on something, a memo book of some sort does the trick. Made in the U.S.A. and inspired by the vanishing subgenre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company, Portland, Oregon in conjunction with Coudal Partners of Chicago, Illinois bring you Field Notes. An honest memo book, worth filling up with good information.
I am sure that you guys, just like me, will have some brilliant New Years resolutions for 2014. And they are all up to you, I suppose. However, if you let me give you a tip. Start writing things down through the year. It will remind you of the achievements and confront you with the failures you encountered. And that can only make you more resolute for the years to come! Happy New Year.