Steve Morton

14,170 Flips | 15 Magazines | 12 Likes | 4 Following | 4,274 Followers | @stevemorton | Steve is the lead contributor at Philofaxy, he writes about Filofax and other ring bound organisers. Steve is the producer of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse podcast.  He's also a keen photographer. Find him here as well: https://www.facebook.com/MrPhilofaxy/  http://philofaxy.com/  https://www.instagram.com/mrphilofaxy/

How Ikea quietly tweaks its design around the world

The Swedish furniture company just opened its first store in India–and just like Ikea does in most countries, it has carefully adjusted the inventory, design, and even food to fit local tastes.<p>This week, Ikea opened its first store in India–a feat the company has been planning for many years. But …

IKEA

The Best Mechanical Pencils

We interviewed pencil reviewers with a combined 45 years of experience, and had nearly 70 paid-to-be-particular Wirecutter staffers test our top …

Note-Taking

Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Ballpoint Pen Review

Retro 51 are best know for their Tornado rollerball line but that’s not all they do. The Hex-O-Matic range consists of a mechanical pencil and a …

Retro

A pen for the big hand, Pilot Dr. Grip.

I was recently asked to recommend a pen for user with big hand.<p>I know that there are many pens out there which are suitable, but the one that came …

Tesla investigates why bumper broke off two Model 3 vehicles after ‘heavy rain’

A few owners have reported that the rear bumper of their Model 3 vehicle has fallen off after driving in some “heavy rain” or “deep water”.<p>Tesla said it is aware of the two instances and it is investigating the cause.<p>Rithesh Nair, a Tesla Model 3 owner from New Jersey, complained to Tesla CEO Elon …

Tesla

How electric vehicles are moving into the fast lane

<b>From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. But will a lack of investment in charging infrastructure hold the market back?</b><p>In 2015 single mum Sushila Devi was struggling to make ends meet and didn't even have the money …

Electric Vehicles

Audi's Stadler Likely Turned Blind Eye to Rigging, Court Says

Suspended Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler lost a bid to end his detention in jail, with a German court saying that there is strong …

Rupert Stadler

Our Favorite Briefcases

To find the best briefcases for all styles of dress and types of people, we tested 19 bags over two years by walking, running, commuting, biking, and …

Shopping

Con Ed’s Nifty Online Tool Compares EV Cost To Traditional Vehicles

Go ahead and give it a try.New York utilities Consolidated Edison and National Grid launched an on-line tool to compare electric car prices/costs …

Electrical Grid

Samsung inadvertently admits Apple got some things right

At its Unpacked event, Samsung insisted it wants everything to work together now. Does that remind you of anyone?<p>At the end of Samsung's Unpacked …

Washing Machines

The TSA Won't Make You Remove Liquids From Your Bag at These Airports

If you don’t have TSA Pre, then one of the most annoying parts of going through airport security is having to take out all your liquids. Despite my …

Flying

Peugeot eF01 Electric Bike Goes 25 Miles, Folds Up For Travel

The eF01 from Peugeot will fit in the back of its 5008 SUV and even get charged up.We were all very excited when the new Peugeot 5008 was launched …

Electric Bikes

Study Says Fast Charging Takes Longer When It’s Cold Out

Cold batteries severely slow down electric car fast charging capabilitiesThe latest Idaho National Laboratory’s study – <i>Empirical analysis of electric</i> …

Electric Vehicles

BMW Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Still Under Development

The company is working on the technology in close cooperation with its motorsport division.About a year ago, we heard about BMW’s plans to bring a …

Motorsport

Tesla Semi prototype spotted at truck inspection – it was ‘cleared’

A Tesla Semi prototype was spotted at truck inspection center off interstate 80 – seemingly on a cargo run between Fremont Factory and Tesla Gigafactory 1.<p>The electric truck prototype was reportedly ‘cleared’, according to the California Highway Patrol.<p>We have been tracking the Tesla Semi test …

Tesla

New product: Quo Vadis refillable notebook!

I am very excited to announce the new refillable Quo Vadis notebook!This new notebook measures 6 1/4 by 9 3/8 inches, so it’s just a little bit …

Handy

“Man goes on Walmart shopping spree, buys 2,000 notebooks”

When I first saw this headline, I thought I might have a new notebook addict to write about! But it’s actually a great story about a man who took the …

Texas

Review: Stalogy Notebook

Stalogy is a Japanese notebook brand that has been growing in popularity from what I can see on social media. The brand name is a contraction of the …

Social Media

Write Notepads “The Lawn” Review

I live in a suburbia of rolling green lawns, as far as the eye can see. Even in the summer, the grass is trimmed to perfection. Well-kept lawns are …

Landscaping

Review: Composition Notebooks at Staples 2018

Staples comp notebooks are the venerable OG when it comes to cheap composition notebooks. So they rate a look despite disappointing performance in …

Writing

Review: Composition Books at CVS 2018

I decided to change up how I’m doing my review roundups of the comp books this year. Instead of big mass roundups, I’m dividing them into the stores …

CVS Health

Hobonichi 2019

It is hard to believe that August is already here, let alone the next year. I am a bit late to the scene but as usual, Hobonichi has announced …

Violin

Midori MD Notebook Review

GatzBCN Tomoe River Notebooks

Thank you to Anna for sending these beauties for a review! This is not a paid post. Please visit Anna's Etsy shop for some truly stunning selections. …

Etsy

The Rhodia Goalbook: A Review

(<i>Susan M. Pigott is a fountain pen collector, pen and paperholic, photographer, and professor. You can find more from Susan on her blog …

Fountain Pens

Kyokuto F.O.B. COOP To Do List Sticky Notes Review

(<i>Jeff Abbott is a regular contributor at The Pen Addict. You can find more from Jeff online at Draft Evolution and Twitter.</i>)If there's one thing I …

Notepads

Pelikan Made Taylorix Pens

Pelikans beside their Taylorix cousins<p>It is not uncommon for a company to enter into an agreement for the manufacture of goods meant to be sold and …

Bands

New Hallmark Additions

I believe I have posted these new additions to the blog but people seem interested in Hallmark pens so here they are again. The first one on the left …

News: M205 Olivine Special Edition Demonstrator

It had been widely anticipated that we would once again see an M2xx release mirroring this years Ink of the Year though doubts had started to grow. …

Chromium

EVENT VISIT: CONID ANTWERPPEN & MORE

Last week I was invited to the Conid Antwerppen & More event (more specifically the exposition opening on friday evening). An invite to an exposition …

Carbon Fiber