On the value of writing

On the value of writingOn the value of writing

An idea that is not put down on paper runs the risk of ending up as a pipe dream. Writing is one of the most important techniques that humans have acquired in the course of their evolution. For historians, the emergence of writing marks the beginning of an entire cultural epoch. Only the art of recording language in written images and thus saving it from oblivion enabled us to develop our modern societies and the cultures and technologies that go with them. "You can't think without writing; at least not in a sophisticated, connectable way," is how social theorist Niklas Luhmann aptly sums it up. Writing relaxes and yet helps us focus our thoughts better. And it's one of the best opportunities for reflection we have. Even large projects can be well organized and realized with the help of handwritten lists and real-world filing systems. In this way, matter is gradually reclaiming the very terrain it once thought it had lost to the virtual world.

The return of pen and paper

Manual note-taking trains both the brain and fine motor skills. Writing is a truly stimulating experience. A total of twelve brain areas are active and more than 30 muscles and 17 joints work together. Lines written dynamically by hand create a visual and haptic stimulus at the same time. This is the reason why handwritten notes and meeting minutes are much better remembered than those written digitally on a computer keyboard. And not only that: Who would want to contradict the statement that a card written from vacation or a personal letter written on appealing paper is also able to generate far more emotions in its recipient than a message typed into a smartphone, which - due to its limited length - only sends emotions as morsels packed in character code.


No matter how much we celebrate the digital revolution of recent decades and its achievements, for many of us the time has long since come again for the renaissance of pen and paper. This uniqueness of the analogue does not only awaken the fascination for stationery and high-quality office supplies among full-time creative people. On the contrary. We now encounter it almost daily in very different forms: as mind-clearing morning pages, lovingly designed bullet journals or hand-painted letter art. It is the fascination for the idiosyncratic, associative part of our personality that takes shape here via typeface - and at the same time gives the practical sides of this important cultural achievement a modern face.

Writing utensils for lovers and connoisseurs

Now, the world of stationery is known to be extremely extensive and even enthusiasts or connoisseurs may sometimes find it difficult to fathom the special features of individual products even between the lines written by them. This makes it all the more important for us to separate the wheat from the chaff here and to present you with only those products that you can happily lay your hands on. We want you to enjoy selected haptic as well as functional object and material art. The advantages are obvious: a well-considered design guarantees easy, relaxed handling. And the robust, selected materials quickly turn ordinary writing utensils into beloved, ready-to-use ornaments on your desk - whether you are poring over documents in the office, sketching ideas at home, or writing down the experiences of your last trip. What you actually do with our selection, which we make available to you below, is of course entirely up to you. We can only promise you this much: You may have a professional penchant for (hand)writing, or you may only occasionally feel the desire to give your fleeting thoughts a more permanent face in your private life - in our assortment you will find exactly the kind of soulful things with which you can perfectly complement your digital world.