Rustico Blog — Product Feature

5 Reasons You Should Use a Fountain Pen

5 Reasons You Should Use a Fountain Pen

There’s no doubt about it, writing with a fountain pen is a matchless experience. Anyone who prefers this style of writing instrument likely has a unique view on what it means to put pen to paper. As journal enthusiasts, that’s us too. Writers understand the importance of a good pen, including bestselling author Stephen King. Fun fact: He wrote his novel Dreamcatcher entirely by hand with his fountain pen, calling it “the world’s finest word processor.” Here are 5 reasons you should use a fountain pen:   1. Writing is More Effortless If you’ve ever done a lot of writing...

Read more →


Persnickety Prints x Rustico: A Collab for Memory Keepers

Persnickety Prints x Rustico: A Collab for Memory Keepers

Persnickety Prints x Rustico We are very excited about our collaboration with Persnickety Prints! Based in Utah just like us, Persnickety Prints is the best, most convenient place to print your memories. The archival nature of their prints combined with their quality control is simply unmatched. With Rustico and Persnickety Prints together, it becomes easier than ever to get your memories in a photo album and preserve them for generations.   100-Year-Old Darkroom Technology At Persnickety Prints, they use a process called silver halide which incorporates a dark room, light-sensitive paper, and silver-based chemistry. This process produces archival prints that...

Read more →


Why Keep a Fishing Log

Why Keep a Fishing Log

Have you ever wondered why some fishermen are continually successful? More often than not, it doesn’t have anything to do with the particular gear they’re using; rather, it’s the records they’re keeping. Our founder and avid fisherman, Isaac Childs, designed the Fishing Log and Fly Fishing Log as a means for tracking prominent locations, patterns, and trends. This valuable documentation is similar to a “coach’s playbook” in which quick predictions can be made based on previous data. Technical details aside, logging your fishing trips is a great way to be present in the moment and remember fun days on the...

Read more →


Handwritten Family Recipes Passed Down Generations

Handwritten Family Recipes Passed Down Generations

It’s no secret that we are passionate about leather and how it holds up when preserving memories. Leather journals change and adapt while the contents inside live on as they were. There are many things worth preserving and, for foodie Jessie Woodward, recipes top the list. She appreciates handwritten recipes passed down through the generations—these are the recipes that tell a story themselves. Read on to see how our guest blogger uses her Rustico items and why there's magic in archiving family recipes.   Creating and Preserving Culinary Memories "In my opinion, there is something so magical about leather…. I love...

Read more →