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Since we launched Word., our notebook brand that brings stylish organization to your to-do lists, no product has been loved as much as The Standard Memorandum. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the pocket journal is back for its fifth year. Yup, it’s The Standard Memorandum’s 5th anniversary. Like the ones that came before it, the 2018 Standard Memorandum was done in collaboration with artist Jon Contino, who did the design work and helped inspire the entire project a half decade ago. Years back, Contino found a box of his wife’s great-grandfather’s pocket journals from the early 1900s. After spending time with the old notebooks, a beautiful, full picture of his wife’s great-grandfather emerged. These journals are an incredibly accurate recreation of those storied journals, down to the shape, color, and layout. It will allow you to chronicle a year of your life, jotting just a few short lines every day for a year. And we’ve got news for you, if 2017 was any indication, 2018 might have some note-worthy moments. Then, when you’re done, tuck them away so you can pass them down many years from now. Plus, they make fantastic gifts, so maybe stuff someone’s stocking with one. Whether buying for yourself or someone else, we recommend picking one up now, as The Standard Memorandum always sells fast. 

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[Shop]  This All Black Japanese Toolbox is the definition of functional beauty. Built from Japanese stainless steel and finished in a sleek all black paint job, this toolbox looks far better on the shelf than anything from those big box home improvement stores. But, as with so many products that come from the Land of the Rising Sun, functionality is paramount, so you won’t find any unnecessary ornamentation, only a single clasp lock and a rounded handle. At 13” x 5 ½” x 3 ¼”, it’s the perfect size for a simple set of tools that won’t weigh you down when you need to transport them. Of course, while it’s a toolbox, what you choose to store in it is up to you. And since it looks so attractive, it won’t be that weird to keep your pens, pencils, and desk accessories in a toolbox should you go that route.