The Write Notes


photograph by paul saraceno

Your next board meeting will be a whole lot chicer when you whip out one of these brilliant silk notebooks, part of Hermès’s new writing collection. Covered in the French brand’s signature scarf prints (“Cavalcadour,” by Henri d’Origny, and “Brazil,” by Laurence Bourthoumieux), they offer a colorful counterpoint to the sleek “Nautilus” pen, conceived by Australian designer Marc Newson. Tools this stylish just might inspire the next great business idea—at the very least, they’ll make a pitch-perfect gift for the sophisticated scribe on your list.

“Nautilus” aluminum-and-stainless-steel ballpoint pen, $1,350 (available by special order), and silk-covered notebooks, $115 each, Hermès, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, 617-482-8707,