I never leave my office without these indispensable tools of the trade, both digital and analog:
1. Sony Walkman® Video MP3 player (NWZ-S745B): I listen to over 10 hours of music a day. So when I listen to Tame Impala, or Broadcast, or The Innocence Mission, it has to sound primo. This ultra-slim 16GB beauty outputs my favourite choones like no other portable player.
2. Kodak® Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera: my friend Jason Theodor turned me on to this small-enough-to-bring-anywhere-and-shoot-anything camera. With a 16GB SD card I can shoot over 2hrs. of video at 720p/60fps. Why 60fps? ‘Cause it produces smooth slo-mo.
3. Moleskine® Pocket Sketchbook (80 pages): hard, black cover with 80 heavy pages. I’ve tried many other sketchbooks and this one is a clear winner. No bleed throughs and no pages falling out. Quality.
4. Pigma® Micron® ink pen: a good selection of nibs, doesn’t smudge, and writes like butter. And because I tend to go for the ultra-thin nibs, I can write and draw really, really, really, really detailed. Japanese quality from Sakura.
5. Sharpie® Permanent Marker: I don’t think I have to explain this one. It’s a Sharpie. A couple years ago I didn’t have one in my pocket for Lykke Li to sign a shirt. I learned my lesson.
6. Cretacolor® Ergonomic 430 lead holder: it truly is an ergonomic lead holder. I can throw any 5.6mm lead into it and sketch away.
And for all the mistakes I make, I erase away using a Steadtler® Rasoplast eraser. I’ve been a fan of Staedtler since I was six. My parents did plenty of drafting at home so I got to play with their tools of the trade.