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.