1) Describe yourself in three objects
I'm going to be cheeky here and count my pocket notebook and pencil as one, there's not many places I go without them and there's nothing more reliable. Next up, my watch, you know that feeling you get if you're out anywhere and you don't have your phone, well I get that feeling when I don't have my watch. Lastly, my phone, not very original I know but I take it everywhere.
For me it depends, if I'm out and about or writing my primary nib of choice is a mech pencil. Though when I'm sketching it has to be a wood.
Ballpoint without doubt. Being a lefty I find it extremely difficult to find a pen which dries quick enough so that it doesn't smudge.
SKETCHBOOK. I love to sketch not just as a hobby but it's where all my designs start life. Being a web designer I spend hours staring at a screen so it's nice to disconnect, it keeps me sane.
Do I have to choose one? It's a tie between Japan and Germany. I use German wood pencils and fine liners for my artwork and tend to go Japanese for mech pencils. Plus the Japanese know how to make paper, they make doors out of paper. Just let that sink in. Although I do use German notebooks so Germany might just tip it but I have a massive soft spot for Japanese products.
Dave's Mechanical Pencils Blog - Although not the prettiest site, it is full of insightful reviews and played a big part in my growing love for mech pencils.
Well Appointed Desk - I love reviews and this place has plenty.
Pencil Revolution - This guy provides passion fueled love for all things pencil. And he has the words 'wooden wisdom' in the site tag-line. Surely that deserves a mention.
Yes! It seems I have been on a quest to find the perfect productivity hacks/apps/systems etc. I've honestly spent much longer searching than I care to admit for something that works for me. I have been using a very adapted version of the bullet journal in my pocket notebook as my main capture tool, made to suit the way I work. I love it! I also came up with my very own solution to the problem of future planning when using the bullet journal which I named Calendex. Digital tools are slightly more complicated. I'm a big evernote user and use it for pretty much everything but planning out and brainstorming projects I'm giving Workflowy a go. I must say it's an amazingly simple tool which I'm loving so far.