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 in a patina that’s unique to each writer. Purposely scraping it off can even add instant personalization. It’s a beautiful and clever process that’ll make you want to swear off keyboards forever.
Brassing Ballpoint Pen