Interviews

  • Peter Cattermole of Start Bay Notebooks Live somewhere as beautiful as the rugged south Devon coast and you can’t help but be inspired to do something: fish, make music, write books or let your creative imagination run wild. That’s just what happened to Peter Cattermole, the man who is Start Bay Notebooks. Not long after moving to live ...
  • Interview with Tony Short of StudioAlt Leighton_Tony_3 Tony Short is a man on a mission. I first heard of him about a year ago when he got in touch to tell me about StudioAlt, a company set up to sell analogue tools to digital workers, a fantastic and slightly evangelical mission. Since then Tony has started at least two new companies, Pocket ...
  • Fulfilling a Kickstarter Campaign: An Interview with Kevin Hayes of Blank Forces Fancy looking machine I first interviewed Kevin just as his Kickstarter campaign for the X1 and X2 pens was getting going. The campaign proved to be highly successful, raising $78 621 (on an initial goal of $10 000). The pens themselves are wonderful. Of course, once the pledges are in, the hard work really begins. What’s it like, ...
  • An Interview and Giveaway with Chris Williams of ATELEIA Craft and Design Chris Williams of Ateleia Design I reviewed Chris’s brass pen a little while ago and loved it. While it won’t suit everyone, Chris has made a pen with a unique and beautiful style. That’s not all he does over at Ateleia Craft and Design, as you will be able to tell as you read this interview. Of all the interviews I’ve ...
  • An Interview and Giveaway with Mike Bond of Ti2 Design Mike Bond Mike Bond is the man behind Ti2 Design, responsible for the Ti2 TechLiner, a pen that is, not to put too fine a point on it, utterly fantastic. I use mine every day at work. Mike was kind enough to take some time out of his very busy schedule to tell me about how he came ...