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Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Mechanical pencils have traditionally been used for writing and drafting, however they are also incredible tools for drawing and sketching with.  ...
Inspiration Series - David Mellor

Inspiration Series - David Mellor

Welcome back to our continuing series on the artists, designers, and architects that inspire us here at Modern Fuel. We’ve taken a look at two hug...
Inspiration Series - Dieter Rams

Inspiration Series - Dieter Rams

In our last post we switched gears a little to kick off a series of entries on designers, artists, and architects who inspire our work at Modern F...
The Benefits of Minimalism

The Benefits of Minimalism

The concept of minimalism has been steadily gaining popularity. The idea of living with less material possessions and streamlining one’s life to t...
Inspiration Series - John Pawson

Inspiration Series - John Pawson

We’ve written here at length about the inspiration we draw from the world of aircraft and aerospace engineering, and how we put that into our prod...
Getting Smarter Through Writing by Hand

Getting Smarter Through Writing by Hand

In this digital age where typing rules the written word, there’s something refreshing, sublime even, about picking up a nice pen or pencil and put...
How to Choose The Right Mechanical Pencil for You

How to Choose The Right Mechanical Pencil for You

    With the wide array of mechanical pencils available to the average consumer, choosing just the right one might seem like a daunting task. Ther...
Writing Tools Inspired by the Aerospace Industry

Writing Tools Inspired by the Aerospace Industry

    If you’re wondering why we have such a commitment to bringing aerospace ideas to our line of writing tools, it’s because our founder Andrew...
The Pencil Killer: Will Tablets Do Away With Writing tools?

The Pencil Killer: Will Tablets Do Away With Writing tools?

    The advent of the do-it-all tablet, that miniature computer we can take with us anywhere, seems to render things like writing by hand obsol...
Inspiration Series - Pencil Artists

Inspiration Series - Pencil Artists

  At Modern Fuel we take pride in designing and making our products with high levels of precision, attention to detail and quality and we are inspi...
The Benefits Of Writing By Hand

The Benefits Of Writing By Hand

Writing by hand, with pencil and paper, still has a place in today’s world. And we aren’t just saying that because we sell pencils; the science is ...
What’s in Your Pocket > What’s On Your Wrist

What’s in Your Pocket > What’s On Your Wrist

  Most of those in the working world, particularly the corporate sphere, are familiar with terms like “power suit,” or “power tie.” People even ta...
Want to get more done? Write it down.

Want to get more done? Write it down.

    In an earlier post, we went over the general benefits of writing things by hand: increased recall, higher engagement of certain areas of th...
Writing Tools made from Aerospace Materials

Writing Tools made from Aerospace Materials

  It isn’t exactly a giant logical leap to understand the appeal of metal as a component. The skeletons of skyscrapers are put together from girde...