To say that avid jotters have a lot of pens is an understatement. Diverse preferences, requirements, or carry needs mean a veritable stationery store of pens to suit every possible writing condition. Impractical combinations are common, such as liking a particular refill but not its body, or having smooth ink flow but in an uncomfortable size. The Takumi pen, drawn up by Taiwan-based studio Tronnovate, is a versatile solution to this problem, featuring an adjustable head making it compatible with over 50 refills, a 7-series aluminum body, and minimalist style.
Linkmount Smartphone System
Modern smartphones are designed to be slim, sleek, and discreet, minimizing their function as handy cameras and portable media players. “The best camera is the one you have on you,” so goes the saying, but not having the perfect capture position often ruins a composition. Design firm PLUST out of Rhode Island upgrades a smartphone’s utility by making it compatible with tripods and giving it a grip ring kickstand, magnetic docking, and a detachable leash for carrying convenience. A $20 Kickstarter pledge grabs you the entire Linkmount system in one of four colors.