A Handy Pen for the Hands-on Lifestyle

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Put your fingers together as if you’re holding an imaginary pen and observe the negative space. It’s triangular. However most pens are circular. Triangular pens feel ergonomically comfortable, circular pens feel wholesome and exude power. The Pen Article 1.0 does both.

The Pen Article’s semi-circular design feels good to grip as it gives your thumb or your index finger a flat surface to rest itself on, making the grip feel reliable and comfortable. It additionally even prevents the pen from rolling off flat surfaces. The Pen Article 1.0’s stainless steel body feels premium to the touch and for people who aren’t a fan of glossy metal (it gathers fingerprints), the pen even comes with its own bead-blasted anodized matte black version who’s texture feels great to the touch.

The pen’s full metal construction feels heavy (45g) and robust, which is great for confident strokes. Its universal design can fit up to 25 types of refills (there’s a brand-list on the Kickstarter page). Assembly is easy, with the tip of the pen sliding off to reveal space for a refill on the inside. The cap of the pen comes with a magnetic fit that snaps onto the pen’s tip with a satisfying click (it’s as addictive as a fidget toy). Once snapped, the pen’s integrated unibody-esque design fits gracefully into your pocket, or rests confidently on your desk!

Designer: Nina Lee of Article Brand

BUY NOW: $60.00 $75.00

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Standard Grip:

i) Observe how the curve part of the pen will fit on the curvature of the space between the thumb and the index finger (Purlicue),

ii) how the thumb lies on the flat side of the curve (short side), and

iii) how the index finger rests comfortably on the larger straight side (long side).

Tip: This grip is usually for those who takes frequent notes.

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Engineer’s Grip:

i) Observe how the curve of the index finger fits on the curve side of the pen,

ii) how the tip of the index finger lies on the flat side of the curve (short side), and

iii) how the thumb rests on the larger straight side (long side) of the pen

Tip: This grip is suitable for technical drawings, marking straight lines and angles.

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Calligraphy Grip:

i) Even with this unique grip style, observe how the curve of every finger lies comfortably on the curve part of the pen, and

ii) the thumb is supported on the flat side (long side) of the pen.

Tip: Great for lighter strokes

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BUY NOW: $60.00 $75.00

A Handy Pen for the Hands-on Lifestyle

pen_article_01

Put your fingers together as if you’re holding an imaginary pen and observe the negative space. It’s triangular. However most pens are circular. Triangular pens feel ergonomically comfortable, circular pens feel wholesome and exude power. The Pen Article 1.0 does both.

The Pen Article’s semi-circular design feels good to grip as it gives your thumb or your index finger a flat surface to rest itself on, making the grip feel reliable and comfortable. It additionally even prevents the pen from rolling off flat surfaces. The Pen Article 1.0’s stainless steel body feels premium to the touch and for people who aren’t a fan of glossy metal (it gathers fingerprints), the pen even comes with its own bead-blasted anodized matte black version who’s texture feels great to the touch.

The pen’s full metal construction feels heavy (45g) and robust, which is great for confident strokes. Its universal design can fit up to 25 types of refills (there’s a brand-list on the Kickstarter page). Assembly is easy, with the tip of the pen sliding off to reveal space for a refill on the inside. The cap of the pen comes with a magnetic fit that snaps onto the pen’s tip with a satisfying click (it’s as addictive as a fidget toy). Once snapped, the pen’s integrated unibody-esque design fits gracefully into your pocket, or rests confidently on your desk!

Designer: Nina Lee of Article Brand

BUY NOW: $60.00 $75.00

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Standard Grip:

i) Observe how the curve part of the pen will fit on the curvature of the space between the thumb and the index finger (Purlicue),

ii) how the thumb lies on the flat side of the curve (short side), and

iii) how the index finger rests comfortably on the larger straight side (long side).

Tip: This grip is usually for those who takes frequent notes.

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Engineer’s Grip:

i) Observe how the curve of the index finger fits on the curve side of the pen,

ii) how the tip of the index finger lies on the flat side of the curve (short side), and

iii) how the thumb rests on the larger straight side (long side) of the pen

Tip: This grip is suitable for technical drawings, marking straight lines and angles.

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Calligraphy Grip:

i) Even with this unique grip style, observe how the curve of every finger lies comfortably on the curve part of the pen, and

ii) the thumb is supported on the flat side (long side) of the pen.

Tip: Great for lighter strokes

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BUY NOW: $60.00 $75.00

Spherical Sound Sculptures

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The Section portable speaker is Studio Phase’ exploration into the equal balance of function and form. Its function lies in the physical division of an object and the result is beautifully simplistic geometry. Two halves of a sphere split and rotate along a plane to reveal a wireless speaker. With just a twist to expand, it becomes stable and capable of delivery multidirectional sound in seconds. Closed, it becomes a sculptural elements while the internal parts are protected.

Designer: Studio Phase

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Easier O2 Anywhere

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As the medical oxygen industry evolves, so lessens the need for lugging around giant tanks. These days, oxygen concentrators are able to ease the 24/7 need for extra oxygen. This one, called Aerate, is designed to fit into the daily needs and lifestyle of the patient.

Unlike tanks which store a limited amount of oxygen, the machine not only saves space but brings in an unlimited amount of external air to filter out the hydrogen and other elements so that pure oxygen can be delivered to the patients through nasal tubing. We’re not quite ready to ditch the tubing delivery, but loosing the tank goes a long way to make life easier and reduce the associated stigma.

Designer: Courtney Rolland

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This Grill Weighs Lesser than your Lunch

Literally occupying the same amount of space when closed as a handful of wooden twigs (I’m sure there’s some visual relevance there!), the WG Grill is incredibly minimal, but can work in the most demanding conditions. Touted as the grill that’s as portable as your lunch, the WG Grill comes in just two pieces. A stand, and a grilling surface.

Designed to be the most robust as well as the most accommodating portable grill in the world, the WG Grill doesn’t just fit in the back of your car, it can literally fit in your backpack… and when opened out, can rest atop any type of fire (with its 3 height settings), while even withstanding a good deal of weight, so you can have anything from steaks to cast-iron skillets on it without breaking a sweat.

Made from reinforced stainless steel, the designers behind the grill spent close to 18 months making the grill look as sleek and as strong as it is. The base is a folding frame that can open or close completely, to be held in place by the grilling surface, which has 3 height settings built into it. The grill can therefore be used over fires big and small, and has a load-bearing capacity of up to 16kgs (that’s roughly 300 hot-dogs!)

The WG Grill makes absolutely no compromises (how else would it be as light and portable for its size?). While most designers would take the easier route to product development, Wolf and Grizzly (the makers) pushed to have their prototype match their concept, spec for spec. The result is a grill that, when folded, is as portable as a flashlight… and when opened can match the sophistication of a terrace barbecue or a backyard cookout, as well as fare wonderfully in the rustic woods, and give you good food and great memories every time!

Designers: Joseph Hofer & George Rizkalla

BUY NOW: $59.00 $99.00

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BUY NOW: $59.00 $99.00