Writing


Rotring 800+ Mechanical Pencil and Stylus Hybrid

The Rotring 800+ is a combination of stylus and retractable 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Give the cap a small twist to extend or retract the mechanical pencil—while retracted the 800+ acts like any other stylus, perfect for use on an iPad. … (More)

Tar Field Notes

Take three Pitch Black Field Notes notebooks, bind them together with a rubberized, tar-like substance, add a double-wrapped cord closure and a small tarred-cord bookmark, and you’ve got Tar Field Notes. The stats: 144 pages total 50-lb Finch Opaque Smooth … (More)

‘The Cramped’ T-Shirt

Our friends at The Cramped have put a t-shirt up on Teespring, and we think it’s worth checking out. The Cramped is a blog that celebrates analog writing tools, so if you’re into handwriting with pen & paper or even … (More)

The Journeyman Art Kit

The Journeyman Art Kit by Red Clouds Collective is sort of like Nock Co.’s Hightower bifold, but made from leather rather than nylon. Holds three pens on one side, and a notebook on the other. The Journeyman comes with a … (More)

DDC Stuff Sheath

Photo credit: Robert Occhialini The DDC Stuff Sheath—designed by the fine folks at Draplin Design Co.—is a simple leather sheath that protects your Field Notes notebook and other bits of paper bouncing around in your pocket. As the embossing on … (More)

Camp Trip Notebooks

As I’ve said, you can never really have too many notebooks. These Camp Trip Notebooks from Trails of Escape in particular are great tools for planning and journaling your next outdoors excursion. The cover lets you fill in a trip … (More)

Nock Co. — Pen Cases and Writing Accessories

It’s been nine months since we first wrote about Nock Co., the pen-and-paper accessories startup co-founded by our friend Brad Dowdy. I won’t belabor any childbirth references here (well I guess I just did), but I’m excited to say that … (More)

FLIGHTBOOK Notebooks

Here at Tools & Toys, we don’t think there is such a thing as having too many notebooks in one’s life. Here’s another one you should add to your collection (especially if you’re an aviation nerd): FLIGHTBOOK. Inspired by the … (More)

Field Notes — ‘Coal x DDC’ Edition

Coal Headwear has teamed up with Draplin Design Co. to produce a special, limited-edition Field Notes set that is timed perfectly for both the 4th of July and the World Cup. This beautiful Americana-inspired 3-pack is of the graph paper … (More)

Field Notes — “Arts and Sciences” Edition

This season’s entry in the Field Notes COLORS lineup is the new “Arts and Sciences” edition. At 4.75″ x 7.5″, these notebooks are noticeably larger than the standard 3.5″ x 5.5″ Field Notes. Rather than shipping as a three-pack of … (More)

Magnote Magnetic Notebooks

Just when I thought nobody could possibly innovate in the notebook space, along comes a Kickstarter project to prove me wrong. Magnote magnetic notebooks look like simple notebooks on the surface, but their covers and spines are comprised of neodymium … (More)

Orée Board 2

The Orée Board 2 is a wireless, super-light, wooden keyboard crafted from a single piece of walnut or maple. It can pair with up to five different devices at the same time via Bluetooth, and its surface is coated with … (More)

Editorial 1.1 for iOS

Editorial, the powerful text editor for iOS, updated to version 1.1 today. It might as well be called 2.0 though, given the sheer number of changes, overhauls, and improvements that went into it. On top of having a redesigned interface … (More)

Logitech Ultrathin Magnetic Clip-On Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover remains one of my favorite iPad accessories. The one I own is practically a part of my iPad at this point, and I’d recommend it to anyone interested in using their iPad as a primary … (More)

‘Writers and their Typewriters’ Poster

As the name implies, this poster shows off the beautiful typewriters of famous authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Hunter S. Thompson, and more. Perfect for any literary or writing geek to … (More)

Hellbrand Leatherworks Field Notes Cover

A simple leather cover for Field Notes notebooks. As my friend Patrick Rhone puts it: “Not only a nice place to keep a Field Notes brand notebook but also a handy place to keep some index cards, business cards, and … (More)

Adonit Jot Script Stylus — Evernote Edition

As much as I love the Cosmonaut stylus, some note-taking situations call for a…finer touch. The Adonit Jot Script — Evernote Edition is about as close as you can get to writing on your iPad with a real pen (something … (More)

Comic Neue

People have mixed feelings about Comic Sans. “Civilians” love the font for its casual handwritten look, while designers just love to hate it. Graphic designer Craig Rozynski decided he’d had enough of this divide, and designed a new typeface intended … (More)

TextExpander Touch 2.5

Speaking of TextExpander Touch, it’s been updated to version 2.5 and sports a new iOS 7 design along with some new features. They’ve made it much easier to rename and reorder snippet groups, as well as move individual snippets between … (More)

WriteRight for iOS

WriteRight is an app for iPhone and iPad that probably won’t replace your favorite iOS text editor (*cough* Editorial *cough*), but works nicely as a supplemental writing and editing tool. It analyzes your writing and offers synonyms and antonyms for … (More)

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