If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword then prepare to go into battle with YStudio Stationery, which brings a rustic touch to the dying art of handwriting. Founded in 2012, the Taiwan-based company have both eyes firmly on the past, combining traditional Taiwanese design and craft to deliver products aimed to age gracefully.
From ballpoint pens and sketching pencils to paperweights and pen cases, their stationery range ticks all the boxes – dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s in the process. With brass and copper detailing and sylvan woods like walnut and wenge, the pieces are the very definition of unostentatious class.
The materials are chosen to change with time and recall the weight of history with every word you write. So pick one up and pen what’s sure to be the world’s next literary magnum opus.