There is something comforting and reassuring about having access to a range of pens and pencils around the home. Even though many of us rely on our phones and computers to write, design and take notes, the old tried and tested method of solid three-dimensional sketching and writing with stationery goods helps to link design with finished product.
But it's not only artists and designers that benefit from having reliable pens and pencils around. All of us regularly need to grab a handy writing implement for shopping lists and reminders. When the pens and pencils are themselves designed in a cool and stylish way, it's even more easier to make the most of them. Keeping them in the best condition and sharp and ready for work is also always a good idea, as exemplified by the use of the above Alessi Kastor Pencil Sharpener.
The above Ban.do Write on Pen Set, Garden Party is a lovely collection of pens that are sure to make an impression in every way. The three eye-catching pens feature striking colourful prints created by the artists Maddy Nye and Helen Dealtry. Brilliant for bringing an optimistic and positive sheen to day to day writing tasks. The ballpoint pens produce black ink for every kind of writing exercise.
Ban.do also offer a great selection of pencils in its typically bright and energetic style. The Ban.do Compliment Pencil Set not only provides sleek and productive pencils for all sorts of eventualities, it also compliments you at the same time! Designed in a variety of colours and featuring an eraser on one end, the pencils have been finely produced for daily activity. Sure to put a smile on your face even on the busiest of days.
The above selection of pencils by Design Letters are also sure to make a distinctive impression however you use them. Printed with the letters of the alphabet, the black or pink pencils have textual work at the very heart of their design. Providing a chic and timeless look, the pencils are great for anyone who needs a handy drawing and writing implement within easy reach.
And if you're looking for an equally attractive way to house all those stunning pencils and pens, Pantone has a great answer with the Pantone Pencil Cup. Available in a wide range of colours, the fine china container is an ideal way to store all items of stationery on your desk. Smart, neat and gorgeously produced, the pencil cup is a fine way to always know where your writing items are.