The work stationery cupboard is a tragic cave of displaced elastic bands and doodle-soaked notepads. You are above raiding it. What you need is to get in the Back To School spirit and arm yourself with some serious weaponry. Moleskine’s Beatles-themed notebooks are a great way to start (or if you want a diddy one for your canny observations, here’s Liberty). And the Lamy 2000 fountain pen – a real siren of the ink world – would’ve been instantly stolen from your pencil case if you were still 12.