Learn about one of the most desired "holy grail" materials in the EDC world, starting with an appreciation for classic titanium essentials in the first installment of this three-part primer in the Carry Smarter series.
We’ve given you several ideas involving the whys, hows, and whats of carry a notebook and pen. Now it’s time to take a look at some of the more premium pens, notebooks, and accessories. This installment of Carry Smarter touches on fountain pens, full-sized notebooks, some nice desk accessories and planners to wrap up our 3-part guide on writing analog. While each of these items may not exclusively be EDC’d, they are certainly useful on a daily basis and can easily become a part of your ritual.
Tom Medvedich is a New York-based commercial photographer who’s had some of the biggest names in basketball and hip-hop on the other side of his lens, such as LeBron James, Eminem, and 50 Cent, to name a few. Besides portraiture, he does still life photography for some of the finest luxury brands around. His unorthodox concepts impart character and complexity to his still life shots to produce stunning, well-executed, and compelling visuals. Join us in this interview as Tom walks us through his work, shows you how a pro takes an EDC photo, and speaks on his favorite gear in fantastic detail.
Since you shoot for so many different clients and you’re constantly changing it up between still life and portraiture, a day on the job must be really demanding...
Sam Larson is a freelance artist and designer based out of Portland, OR hailing from Wisconsin. He’s the creative mind behind Steel Bison, his wildly popular brand of Old West-inspired art and designs that have amassed a huge following on social media. Join us as we talk with Sam about getting inspired, putting in your work, and how his everyday carry equips him to stay creative whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
What’s a day in the life of a freelance designer like?
I draw and design things from my studio every day. The work varies depending on what projects I have going at the the time. I also run my own online store where I sell stickers, prints, buttons, patches, apparel, notebooks, etc. I design, source suppliers, package, and ship everything myself...
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We're well into the holiday season, a time to be spent with loved ones and a great opportunity to exchange gifts. If you're still having trouble deciding what to add to your wishlist, or if you've put off shopping because your minimalist wallet is feeling especially light these days, don't worry — we've got you covered with this collection of 15 great pieces of EDC gear for under $15 each.Keychain ToolsNiteIze DooHicKeySomething as essential as keys deserve better than a flimsy, generic keychain. This multitool is an easy upgrade over an ordinary carabiner, offering versatility with its pry bar, box opener, screwdriver, ruler and wrenches...
Monocle magazine was launched in February 2007, but already seems like a long-time staple of cultural and luxury journalism. This premium media brand boasts magazine, web, broadcast and retail divisions and focuses on global affairs, business, culture and design worldwide. Monocle broke traditional media models by creating a retail channel with freestanding shops in London, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo and New York (as well as an e-commerce site), selling limited edition collaboration and Monocle-designed everyday carry items such as pens, notebooks, wallets, and key chains...
There's never a bad reason to have a pen on you, from being able to conveniently jot down ideas at a moment's notice to having the means to write important information during an emergency. EDC Ink is a Kickstarter project by BLANK FORCES out of Santa Monica, CA that makes carrying a pen even easier. It houses common refills like D1s and the Pilot Hi-Tec-C in an extremely compact barrel made out of 304 stainless steel accented with brass. At a feather-light 31.4 grams, it unobtrusively hangs off your keychain until you need it. A little over two weeks are left to pledge for the EDC Ink, which is available in two sizes and custom-engraved designs.