Recently I bumped into a friend on the street. This friend is perfection, not only does she present herself impeccably, but it's like she just stepped right out of the streets of Paris, and she has thing for a red lip (instant appreciation). Noir (as we will call her) was carrying a ridiculously large Moleskine notebook, when I asked her what it was she doing with such a bible in her bag she answered, "I have so many thoughts throughout the day, I need to write them down or they'll disappear". This couldn't be more true, we are so busy and connected to our tech devices that we almost (and sometimes do) forget the random little anecdotes that run course through our minds daily. And no, the 149 characters you tweet in random intervals throughout the day doesn't count.
I'm making a special effort to write down my thoughts, pen to paper. So one day I can look back and reminiscent on the days that left us behind, it will be a constant source of inspiration. How many times have you read something, heard something or seen something that instantly inspires you, yet a few hours down the track it's as if it never happened.
Of course if I'm dedicating precious time to such an activity I need the right instruments, and when stationary is involved I become a little obsessed.
The Maison Martin Margiela by L'Atelier D'Exercises Ostrich pen will suffice I believe, as would most of the other pieces in the range.
In terms of the writing destination I cannot look past the humble Moleskine or an abundance of other papier sweets on Telegram ... although if someone did hand me a Hermes Ulysse notebook as Christine Centenera is so well known for toting around, I certainly wouldn't object.
Thankyou Noir for being a constant source of inspiration.
If you do have the time you should stop by her store The Curious Cabinet, you'll be treated to whimisical delights and romantic nostalgia.
by tommy ton
Maison Martin Margiela by L'Atelier D'Exercises Ostrich pen