The Gear Journal

Autopoint Mechanical Pencils

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Need a mechanical pencil? For reasons that aren’t rational, I don’t just about every thing there is to know about mechanical pencils… and the best for typical daily use is the Autopilot. No doubt. Get yours here.


Scribble Pen

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Just looks like a pen… maybe designed by Braun or the like, huh? But it isn’t just a pen. It’s a scanner. It’s a printer… It’s… Shit, I can’t explain it. Just go here.

The Internet Sucks…

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No, really… It does… I spend half my life loving technology and the other half loathing it. That’s why, I find the above beautiful in a way.

Get yours here.


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I dig super industrial every day items. This one pretty much takes the cake.

Details here.


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Remember when “Made in Japan” equated to “cheaply made in mass?” Not anymore. This whole store pretty much rules, but these pens really have me.

Smart Moleskine

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Just went I thought I was away from Moleskine, THEY PULL ME BACK IN.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is pretty damned smart. I think I need to buy one and test it…

Ecosystem Notebooks

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I’ve used and loved Moleskine notebooks for years, but have always been frustrated by their lack of perforated pages. I don’t treat notebooks like some kind of art safe – I use them as tools… and so fairly often, I like to rip a page out and tack it on my bulletin board. If you do this too many times to a Moleskine, your whole damned $20 notebook falls apart. Screw that.

Enter Ecosystem notebooks. They are like Moleskines, only better. Every single page is perforated. They are available in both hard and soft cover and a number of different paper configurations. You can build your own here or buy them for fairly cheap here. You’ll never buy another Moleskine again.