I am a pen aficionado. I love a good pen.
In fact, a close friend of mine gifted me a beautiful Mont Blanc pen on my 30th birthday and told me to use it to sign very important things. I do.
But one day a few years ago as I was walking along the streets of SoHo in NYC, I came across a store called Muji, a Japanese lifestyle store. When I walked in, my heart skipped a beat as I saw a huge, rainbow display of PENS. Thankfully there was comfortable seating, and Chad sat down for a long, long, very long time while I tested each pen. I judged ruthlessly; its color, feeling, weight, how it wrote, and tip size. I wasn’t the only one. If you saw it from far away, you’d think they were giving away free food – everyone huddles around it to test the pens. I was standing next to a girl who told me she was an architect and that everyone in her firm ONLY use Miju pens. I can see why.