The days of passing down a good pen or mechanical pencil are not gone. In fact, Taiwanese design firm ystudio has an array of writing implements, crafted from brass, copper and bronze that are heirloom worthy. Each is distinct and magnificent, and...
The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).
Beard on Food
Food enthusiasts will delight in poring through this second printing of "Beard on Food", originally published in 1974. The volume contains a collection of the prominent food critic's writings and more than 200 recipes.
Cat is Art Spelled Wrong
The ancient Egyptians proclaimed their adoration for cats in hieroglyphics, statues and mummification. Today, many preserve the feline species forever in videos, print publications and even with dedicated television channels. When Coffee House Press...
Ocelot Correspondence Cards
Send your thoughts on these limited edition cards, a collaboration between historic NYC engravers Dempsey & Carroll and England's Farrow & Ball. This set of 10 correspondence cards (including tissue-lined envelopes) is made from actual Farrow & Ball...
In a world of computers, a return to more natural writing instruments can be just the creative boost necessary. These delightfully rustic pencils are made from real twigs–each one is different–and designed, hand painted and dipped here in the USA...
Mason Currey looks into the lives of some of history's most inspiring minds and compiles a fascinating range of daily rituals. Read about Jean-Paul Sarter, who wrote while on ten times the recommended dose of aspirin each day, Thomas Wolfe, who chose...
Extra Large Graphite Stick
Made in Portugal at one of the oldest pencil manufacturers in Europe, this is an essential art supply for those who love to draw on paper.
Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay
Responding to common feelings of being overwhelmed by our chaotic modern world, Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay is a new print zine featuring writing from contributors based in NYC, London and Sydney. Assembled by hand by Brooklyn-based...
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 16
For their upcoming issue, The Thing Quarterly reached out to literary and cultural icon Dave Eggers of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia. The collaboration announced today that the next shipment of quarterly objects will contain an epistolary shower...
by Bryn Chernoff Starting at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum in 2006, Cameroon-born artist Bili Bidjocka and Lausanne-born curator Simon Njami have been traversing the world inviting creatives of varied professional backgrounds to write on the blank pages...
Transforming Japanese letters into a playful creatures, Bandai's line of shape-shifting animals inform while entertaining. Called Mojibakeru (Moji is the Japanese word for "character" and bakeru means "to change"), the collection of six plastic...
In Case of Design - Inject Critical Thinking
Raising several questions about the state of design today and the importance of valid criticism, the new book "In Case of Design - Inject Critical Thinking" analyzes the changing role media plays in the universal design discussion. Swedish author...
48 Hour Magazine
So what did you do this weekend? Anything productive? Anything creative? Whatever satisfying thing you achieved, whether it was mowing the lawn, painting a wall or baking some bread, it's hard to beat the sheer audaciousness of the bright young...
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 10
In the age of ubiquitous information, The Thing Quarterly brings back the element of surprise with a subscriber-powered publication kept under lock and key until delivery. Edited by Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, The Thing is "a periodical in the...
Derived from the natural inclination to flip and play with pens, BaliYo is simultaneously a toy and pen designed to maximize hand-eye coordination with its three-piece twirl-able construction. The center piece, a functioning ballpoint pen connected...
Peter Ross: Burroughs
Following his 2007 work documenting psychics, photographer Peter Ross' latest series takes on the metaphysical aura of stuff with his series of images of William Burroughs' possessions. The items—from skull candles to walking sticks...
by Ariston Anderson For all of us out there who still love turning the printed page, the premier issue of Vintage Magazine, printed on various card stocks and boasting an open spine bound with red ribbon, is a joy to hold and explore. The title Vintage...
CH Seeking Interns and Contributors
We're looking for smart, motivated interns and contributors to join the CH team. If you have a passion for design, culture and technology, we have openings in the editorial, design and publishing departments. Interns will need to be NYC-based...
Drawing on the rich sense of history of thrift store objects, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn founded SignificantObjects.com. The site is a collaborative experiment pairing cheap thrift store/yard sale finds with creative writers who create a unique...
An ultra-classy reinterpretation of the iconic Bic pen (and a functional version of Tobias Wong and Ju$t Another Rich Kid's pendant), Athas! steel, brass, silver and gold pens are a stylish configuration of the original plastic design. Each...
Take Notes: Nine Digital and Analog Notebooks
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week we highlight a few products to help keep you organized and productive as you resume your routine. Everyone needs a good notebook whether at school or work. They are our to-do lists, diaries and...
A cleverly subtle (and totally Japanese) update to the classic wooden ruler, the Split Ruler by Tokyo-based Cina has a pencil-shaped cut-out for placing pens or pencils when not in use. The duo behind Cina are the same two behind the snowflake-patterned...