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The Written Word Is Good For Your Soul - sign with Good vibes written on it

The Written Word Is Good For Your Soul

  Something magical can happen when you connect your titanium ballpoint pen to the page. The way your knuckles wrap around the pen; the way your fi...
Who Uses Mechanical Pencils, Anyway?

Who Uses Mechanical Pencils, Anyway?

 Photography by Mark Cocksedge If you bring up the mechanical pencil in conversation, you might hear someone ask, “people still use those?” After ...
The Permanence Of The Written Word

The Permanence Of The Written Word

In these times, words are fleeting. They are typed out, often to accompany an image or to update a status. They are binged by your fellow consumer ...
Your Desk Speaks Volumes

Your Desk Speaks Volumes

  Are you sleek? A minimalist? Or are you strong and sturdy? Your office, whether at home or in your workplace, is where you spend a good portion o...
What Your Professional Pen Says About You

What Your Professional Pen Says About You

An abundance of online quizzes will supposedly tell us what everything from our shoes to our coffee mugs have to say about us, and we all wonder i...
The Significance of Ink Color on Legal Papers

The Significance of Ink Color on Legal Papers

The significance of the written word has existed for centuries: we can trace the first forms of written expression all the way back to 3500 BC. Th...
Why Use Mechanical Pencils? A Beginner’s Guide

Why Use Mechanical Pencils? A Beginner’s Guide

Mechanical pencils are writing instruments with an outer core that’s often fashioned from plastic or metal. Inside this casing is lead made ...
Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Drawing with the Broad Side of a Mechanical Pencil

Author Andrew Banks Mechanical pencils have traditionally been used for writing and drafting, however they are also incredible tools for drawing a...
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 pu...
why handwritten notes are important to your career

Why Handwritten Notes Are Important to Your Career

Modern humans often use computers, tablets, or smartphones for their notetaking needs, trading in pens for keyboards in the name of efficiency. We...