Moleskine Black Page Album & Fluorescent Pen | from US14.95 | www.moleskine.com
Moleskine is not just for serious note taking, travel planning or doodling. with the new Black Page Album, you can take your creativity to a whole new psychedelic level. we are familiar with Moleskine’s iconic notebook but not one that is completely clad in black, including the cover, the elastic band, as well as the pages inside – which is exactly what the Black Page Album (from €14.90 or about US$18.40) is about – all things in black. designed for the lighter side of life such as scrapbooking, photo collection, fine arts projects or whatever uses that your creative mind can conjure up with. Continue reading Moleskine Black Page Album & Fluorescent Pen
(photos: Best Made) Cleo Skribent Messograf Caliper Pen | US$28.00 | www.cleo-skribent.de
to call the Cleo Skribent Messograf Caliper Pen just a pen is a huge under statement. however, you’d be wrong to think that it is a dual purpose pen because it has more than two functions. apart from the obvious functions as a writing instrument and vernier caliper, it is also a ruler, a thread scale and a tire tread gauge. handmade in Germany by specialty pen maker Cleo Skribent, the pen is not only functional but also quite a sight to behold, all thanks to the quality-obsessed craftsmanship and its chromium-plated brass. Continue reading Cleo Skribent Messograf Caliper Pen
(photos: Boker) Boker Bolt Action Tactical Pen | US$49.99 | www.boker.de
when English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined “the pen is mightier than the sword” back in the 17th century, we are pretty sure those words did not hold literal meaning. it might not even be literal even if the Boker Bolt Action Tactical Pen was in existence when he was penning that particular play but we don’t really care. all we know is this hard anodized milled aluminum pen is as cool as its namesake and it has an awesomely cool bolt action mechanism for clicking open and close the pen. contrary to its name, it is as harmless as a pen can be and works like what a pen should (and hey, it even has an integrated clip like any other pen!) but with a whole lot of attitude. Continue reading Bolt Action Tactical Pen
(photos: Gustav Innovation) Gustav Innovation Slända Pen | US$30.00 | www.gustavinnovation.com
like many things in life, basic writing instrument such as a pen hardly needs any need new innovation, well, except may be for the ink it uses. however, if picking up a pen from the desk proves to be a chore to you, then perhaps the Slända pen by Gustav Innovation might be of an interest to you. in fact, it should be an interest to you. first off, it doesn’t look anything like a conventional pen (yes, it is a pen). secondly, it will not lie flat on the desk and risk rolling off the table. the Slända pen sits elegantly at an angle, much like a resting dragonfly, on your desk. so you can say goodbye to rolling pen, to picking up a pen flat from the desk surface and to a certain extend, say bye to your pen holder altogether. Continue reading Gustav Innovation Slända Pen
(credit: Caran d’Ache) Caran d’Ache Balaji Diamond and Gold Edition writing instruments | US$PoA | www.carandache.ch
when you have huge pockets, it often gives you the chance to own uniquely different and sometimes exquisite products like these pair of limited edition Caran d’Ache Balaji Diamond and Gold Edition writing instruments. as part of Caran d’Ache Balaji Diamond and Gold Edition writing instruments‘s Artiste Collection, which includes religious figures such as Buddha, Ganesh and Shiva, these pair is dedicated to the figure of Balaji. these writing instruments carry the image of the Hindu God on its external cages that extends to cover its clip. Continue reading Caran d’Ache Balaji Diamond and Gold Edition writing instruments
(credit: Han Chi-hoon, Kim Yeon-soo, Park Byong-gon & Kim Sung-geun)
now, here’s a concept design that will double dose your ink in your typical ball point pen. however, not without assuming two things: one, you are serial writer who still uses pen and paper even in this digital age, and two, your ink tube works flawlessly in dispensing ink to the ball point. Continue reading spiral ink refill doubles your ballpoint pen ink capacity
Dunhill Sentryman Explorer | US$5,000 | www.dunhill.com
this is the first time we are featuring a writing instrument, an expensive one too. this limited edition writing instrument from Dunhill, dubbed Sentryman Explorer, is a fountain pen with an interchangeable ballpoint forepart.
it isn’t a explorer pen if it doesn’t do something else other then writing. the Sentryman Explorer can light a fire and it really does. no, it’s not a lighter but rather, an artificial flint in the barrel creates a spark when struck against the magnesium material around the cap button, allowing you to light a fire in the cold Antarctica plains.
if you happen to drop your 5,000 bucks anodized aluminum pen in the cold dark night, do not panic. the luminous cap ring enables the pen to be easily be found in the darkness. very sweet but the price is… ouch.