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Rick Powell Pens
by Paul Armstrong Rick Powell can’t seem to stop dropping, crushing or misplacing writing instruments as he designs bespoke furniture pieces in his London living room. Instead of simply accepting his fate, Powell took it upon himself to design...
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Caran d'Ache + MB&F's Astrograph Limited Edition Writing Instrument
Made by creative lab and horological machine-makers MB&F and manufacturers of fine pens, Caran d'Ache (founded in 1915), the new limited edition Astrograph is a striking instrument that's much more than just a pen. The two Geneva-based brands are...
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Montblanc M Rollerball Pen
A confluence of many CH favorites: Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has designed a Montblanc rollerball pen set exclusively for the most acclaimed watch website HODINKEE. This is an heirloom quality writing implement, complete with a platinum...
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RIIND's Machined Aluminum The Pen
We've mentioned this before, but there's no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality...
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The Pen
Made in England, this sleek pen is for those who like to take phone messages and make doodles in serious style. Machined from a solid piece of lead-free brass and hand-plated in rose gold, it's a truly sophisticated gift for luxury enthusiasts of all...
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Neo Smartpen N2
Winner of the 2015 iF Design Award, the Neo smartpen N2 is an intuitive pen that can convert ink-drawn notes, sketches and scribbles into digital memories. The pen tracks movement and pressure as you write on paper, quietly storing data in its internal...
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Brassing Ballpoint Pen
Taiwan-based design studio, Ystudio, builds minimalistic pens and pencils from sturdy metals like copper and brass. Their Brassing Series ballpoint pen is coated with a black paint that wears down with use, eventually revealing an underlying luster...
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Cross Star Wars Limited Edition Pens
Founded a long time ago (in 1846) in a galaxy not so far away, Cross is the United States' oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Yet, even with such a significant history and heritage behind them, the brand is unafraid to be playful...
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Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).
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Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments
Tomorrow, 18 December 2013, global auction house Bonhams will place over 500 lots of fine writing utensils up for sale. Their selections—many being a writer's ultimate fantasy—include a magnificent and diverse array of 60 vintage offerings and many...
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Messograf
The Messograf is a lifelong friend for architect types. Part multi-tool, part writing instrument, the Messograf features a ruler, a metric thread scale, a tire tread gauge, a four-inch caliper gauge, and yes, a ballpoint writing tip. The click-to-open...
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Lenz Pen & Pencil Case
Artist, designer or engineer on the go? If so, the Lenz serves as a compact carrying case for your favorite writing instruments and drafting tools. A classic accessory that should find its way back into favor, the leather gem is available in light...
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Ballpoint Pen + Stamp
Conceived by celebrated Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for the equally illustrious stamp producer Shachihata, this museum-worthy ballpoint pen and hanko stamp combination is a beautiful to behold as it is to hold in your hand. Add a distinct...
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Toyin Odutola "My Country Has No Name"
A recent graduate of California College of the Arts, Toyin Odutola is already celebrating her second show at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. The energetic artist produces ink works on paper from her studio in Alabama, updating friends and fans through...
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Poppin's Color-Conscious Evolution
Poppin, the maker of stylish but affordable office products ranging from thumb tacks to notebooks to ping pong conference tables, launched its beta site the spring of 2011. Since then, the much-buzzed-about company has more than doubled in size...
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Richard Elaver
Having experimented quite a bit with our office MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer, we're always on the lookout for ways that creative minds have applied 3D printing in their own line of work. A featured designer at Designboom's ICFF pop-up shop...
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Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Co-Workers
At the end of the day, these are the people we spend most of our time with—show them the proper appreciation for the countless Internet videos they share throughout the year. Jeeves & Jericho Based in Oxford, contemporary tea company Jeeves...
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Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen
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Liliput
Named for the diminutive island dwellers of Gulliver's Travels, Liliput is a petite new pen from heritage German pen-maker Kaweco. True to its name, the pen measures only 3.8 inches when closed, expanding to five when posed for writing. At first...
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Poppin
If you've reached the stage of adulthood where you pay for office supplies, the candy-colored hues and clean design of just-launched Poppin is a "cheap and cheerful" choice. Jazzed-up desk-cessories include bright yellow staplers, pretty pink tape...
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Tom Sachs x Krink
Like most artists, Tom Sachs is very exacting of his tools. He does a lot of tagging and signing as part of his work and is very particular about the pens he uses, even selling a personalized Sharpie from his website. As part of an exchange with...
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Pop-Up Pencil Cup
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Rugby Rollerball Pen
$39 width="100" height="100" /> $39