Regardless of what others may tell you, no amount of everyday carry will make you a more productive person. However, a few key items can still be helpful when you need to stay focused and timely wherever you go.
The 2018 Hobonichi Techo planner. ($26 + intl. shipping)
Year after year, the Hobonichi Techo continues to be one of the most thoughtfully designed planners we’ve ever used. Every detail within makes it a delight to use, as we outlined here.
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Pilot MR-series fountain pen. ($10–$20, generally)
This is a great, stylish, entry-level fountain pen. It’s sleek yet relatively inexpensive, feels solid and natural to write with, and has a generous ink capacity for its small stature. We listed all of the color/nib options available here.
Mondaine “SBB Essence” watch. ($175)
What better way to master your timekeeping than wearing a watch modeled after the official clocks of Switzerland’s national railway company? It’s even made from sustainable materials like castor oil, natural rubber, and recycled PET bottles, so it’s a purchase you can feel good about.
B&O Beoplay H9i wireless noise-cancelling headphones. ($499)
A pair of active noise-cancelling headphones can help keep your head down and focused wherever you’re getting work done. These wireless over-ear ones from Bang & Olufsen not only get the job done, but also bring luxurious comfort and visual appeal to the table. Read more about them here.