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The Messograf Pen SHOP

Your average guy uses an an average pen: unremarkable and cheap. It writes, and that's the extent of its talents (maybe you occasionally use it to pensively chew on). But considering we all use a writing implement virtually every single day, it makes sense that aforementioned implement incorporates a little more into its repertoire. The Messograf pen is just that.  Actually it's "just that" and a whole lot more, incorporating a ruler, calipers, tread gauge, thread scale.... the list goes on. It also happens to be a smooth refillable ballpoint, as well as fashioned from solid metal in a handsome utilitarian shape.   It's a definite step up from a Bic, though some would make the argument writing in the dirt with a stick is a step up from a Bic. ... check it out
$28 buy
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Gun Cylinder Pen Holder

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but we're not sure how that Bic would fare against a loaded handgun. This Gun Cylinder Pen Holder is a sign that your words mean business. The cast aluminum desk accessory can store six or more of your writing weapons depending on their size. The Gun Cylinder Pen Holder is a nice little work space accoutrement for the dude who's serious about his work . . . deadly serious. ... check it out
$25 buy
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Last Minute Gifts Delivered by 12/24 SHOP

Still hunting for holiday gifts? With tons of gifts for guys still in stock, the Cool Material Shop has you covered with Guaranteed Delivery by 12/24. During checkout just select 'Holiday Shipping' and we'll be sure to ship your order with enough time to get it under the tree. Plus, when you spend $200 or more, you'll get 'Free Guaranteed Delivery' by 12/24. ... check it out
$9+ buy
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Leather Cord Wraps SHOP

Crafted from premium soft leather, the Leather Cord Wrap is the perfect way to pay some attention to all your cords and cables when you’re on the go. It holds three cables and two plugs and has a button-sealed pouch for other random accessories. Perfect for not having your cords end up in a tangled pile at the bottom of your weekender when you’re traveling. Each is handmade in Los Angeles. ... check it out
$40 buy
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Mover and Shaker Pens Are Lightweight But Strong SHOP

Don’t let their machine shop looks fool you, the Mover and Shaker pens are lightweight and agile writing instruments. Crafted from 7075 aluminum, each of these pens is extremely strong and durable without being too heavy for elongated periods of writing. Each pen features a smooth, silent, and addictive clicking mechanism and a stainless steel clip for transport. Well-made pens with no fuss. ... check it out
$65 buy
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Goods: Back to Business

To prepare yourself for success, you need the right tools. As your mind switches back into work mode, we recommend giving your office gear a little refresher. Pick up some new earbuds, a pen, and any other items we’ve assembled here to make it a bit more bearable to get back to business. Brass Retrak Pen - ... continue reading
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Back To Business Sale STEAL

Now that you've had your fair share of sun, surf, and adult frozen beverages, it's time to get back to business. To inspire yourself to actually want to work, consider refreshing your work gear. We've rounded up some of our favorite work-related products in the Cool Material Shop and put them on sale through 9/2/14. So hurry up and save up to 56% off and give your productivity a boost. ... check it out
$10+ buy
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The Writer’s Block is Funded

We're extremely pleased to announce that the Writer's Block—our manually machined desk accessory for your pen and notebooks (or device)—reached its funding goal on Kickstarter! This means you can now back it without fear of the project not being completed and rest assured you'll receive yours at the discounted ... continue reading
$39+ buy MORE: Home, Work, Work.
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The Toughest Mechanical Pencils Ever

Rite in the Rain makes some of the toughest notebooks on the market because they're made with a patented paper that's all weather. They made paper impervious to water, so it should come as no surprise that their take on the mechanical pencil is one of the best iterations yet. Using a resin barrel, patented expanding ... continue reading
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DIY: Eames Elephant Leather Desk Organizer

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Maybe we've grown to the point that our tastes have ... continue reading
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The Monocle Guide to Good Business

Since 2007, Monocle has been our go-to magazine for inspiring our work. Now the business/culture magazine has released The Monocle Guide to Good Business with the aim of inspiring readers to find or create a rewarding career. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creativity and creation in general, the book ... continue reading
$44 buy MORE: Books, Media, Work, Books.
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Uniti Stand Has Universal Device Docks

Tell us to stop if any of this sounds familiar. You saw an awesome stand on the Internet, probably Kickstarter, but it only works with Apple iDevices. You built yourself a cool new desktop or laptop display stand, but you're still dealing with strained cords practically decapitating you. Maybe you've just been thinking ... continue reading
$109+ buy MORE: Home, Work, Work.
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Introducing: Word. Polygon SHOP

The latest series of Word. Notebooks is our most contemporary to date. Every line helps compose at least two polygons across the front and back giving each notebook a fractal appearance. We've opted for more vivid colors this time around, choosing a white cover paper base to make each shade really stand out. They’re modern, bright and bold, and the latest to add to your Word. collection. ... check it out
$9.99 buy