Thankfully, over the years I've outgrown many unfortunate phases — like that time I thought bangs and platinum blonde hair would be a good look on me ... yikes! On the other hand, there are a few things — like my affinity for making lists — that have remained the same. I don't know about you but there's a sense of pride and accomplishment that washes over me every time I complete a task and cross it off of my to-do list. While it's possible that this is just a sad warning sign that my life is in need of some serious excitement, I prefer to think of it as a charming part of my personality that also helps keep me organized.
Now, for a list connoisseur such as myself, there is no such thing as one style fits all. Oh no, you have all types — there's the shorter, Post-It style lists for jotting down all of the genius revelations that wake you up in the middle of the night, such as: pick up toilet paper from the store. And then you have the longer format — which is basically just a running to-do list — that you reserve for the fancy journal you somehow came across while shopping online for yoga pants (darn cookies!) but that's a story for a different day. The bottom line is when you become a serious list-maker you need a serious writing instrument. Enter: the brass bolt pen.
The moment my eyes fell on this chic utensil from Los Angeles-based Ink and Osprey Studio, it was love at first sight. Thoughtfully designed, this implement is more than just a pen. Rather, it's a beautifully crafted and functional piece of art molded from solid brass and finished by hand. Complete with a locking mechanism and decorative key ring, this one-of-a-kind design will undoubtedly pair flawlessly with the rest of my desktop decor. But the best part is that it's refillable, too, so I can continue to enjoy my new list-making friend for many years to come.
Ariane Moore is an Editor at Hunker. After earning her B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design, she enjoyed working on a variety of projects ranging from residential to hospitality at award winning design firms in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She also served as Design Editor at Natural Child World magazine.