A Pen for Wolverine

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If Adamantium was an actual metal, I’m sure this pen would’ve been made of it, but it’s made of the next best thing. The Titanium pen is ENTIRELY made out of titanium. Everything from the body to the clip, to even the internal mechanism (and the spring, it’s a feat of engineering), is machined out of solid titanium billets. There couldn’t be a more apt time for this pen, given how we will sorely miss our favorite adamantium claw wielding Marvel mutant. This pen may just be the perfect ode to his career. And yes, it’s pretty much indestructible too.

Most pens come with just titanium outer bodies. They rely on rotating mechanisms for the refill, or easier still, a cap. The Titanium Pen isn’t like those. It not only opts for a click-in click-out format, every component in the pen (except the refill) is individually milled/machined out of solid titanium. So yes, this one-of-a-kind pen literally will last you forever.

While there’s nothing that can destroy or even touch the Titanium Pen, it can one-up itself by writing underwater too! Opt for a refill like the Fisher Space Refill and you can write underwater or in space. The titanium doesn’t rust or lose its mechanical action under water.

The pen’s design is simple and minimal so as to show off its proudest feature, i.e., the titanium build. It comes in five parts put together and weighs a surprisingly light 80gms. A pen this mighty deserves its own excalibur-esque boulder too. The Titanium pen comes with rather neat titanium-machined stand, so you feel like a monarch every time you pull it out to wield its exquisite writing power!

Designer: Magnus MacDonald

BUY IT HERE: $119.00

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Stools that Start in the Sea

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This minimalist stool design is not only stylish but sustainable! Its seat is formed from a material you might never have heard of called eelgrass found along the beaches of the North Sea. From Germany alone, thousands of tons of this submerged aquatic vegetation wash up and are removed before being sent to landfills.

Designer Carolin Peitsch saw an opportunity to put the plentiful grass to use and created a fiber-reinforced eco plastic made with the aid of bio-resin. The resulting output is lightweight, durable and has a look that’s quite natural with each unit having its own unique character.

Designer: Carolin Pertsch

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Juice Perfect

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What if the Osulloc brand, known for their green tea treats, made a juicer? This concept by PDF HAUS explores that very question. As simple as it is powerful, it makes drawing juice a straightforward process that anyone can do. Simply drop in your desired veggies or fruits and turn on the tap to pour a fresh glass.

Designer: PDF HAUS

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Is It Time to Bid Farewell to Vinyl?

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While most of your audio playback devices are going wireless, there are some that aren’t. If you’ve got a hi-fi audio setup at home, chances are it still relies on not just a wired connection, but an RCA stereo connection. Audio aficionados will swear by their setup, relying on vinyls for perfect sound instead of their phone or iPod.

We’ve showcased a lot of wireless audio transmitters in the past, but this one is different. It doesn’t transmit, it receives! Imagine one day being able to play back lossless FLAC files from your smart-device on your fancy analog hi-fi sound system! With the Mezger by Advanced, that day is today. It actually uses Bluetooth (upto 100ft) to receive audio data, reproduces it to its highest quality using a Digital-to-Analog converter, and directs it via RCA cables to your left and right speakers. Did I mention, Lossless Audio Playback VIA BLUETOOTH?!

If you’re a complete music buff, chances are you have a vintage amplifier or hi-fi audio system. Even today people believe analog sounds WAY better than digital, which is why you can still buy Vinyl disks. However, it honestly doesn’t seem sensible to have the same audio on vinyl for your home as well as on your phone for listening to while traveling. The Mezger seemingly puts the last nail in the coffin for the vinyl disk, with its ability to wirelessly receive downsampled audio, upsample it, and play it back with that beautiful analogue warmth everybody loves so much!

Designer: Peter Yoon

BUY IT HERE: $99.99 $199.99

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A driver-reliant car in an autonomous future

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Designer Arie Hutton feels Audi’s design language has gone through constant evolution in the past few years. Therefore designing for 20 years in the future would mean creating something completely different, probably having no link to Audi’s current language, except for the iconic 4 ring logo on the front.

The Audi Formula Track 2036 has a strange backstory. It’s the year 2036, and autonomous cars have taken over… as a result of which, the car has become a travelling space, rather than an automotive product. People will end up just sitting in their cars, rather than experiencing the thrill of driving them. The Audi Formula Track therefore is the only place where people can actually drive cars for the adrenaline rush. Its racecar design implies a future where driving a car will be limited to just the racetrack, rather than actual roads. Driving may just go from a skill, to a hobby. Thoughts?

Designer: Arie Hutton

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