Liliput

Kaweco fuses heritage and modern convenience in an ultra-portable fountain pen

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 glance, the cylindrical capsule could be anything from an EpiPen to an elongated pillbox, but don’t let its austerity fool you. Made from solid …

Thread Wizard

Tiny ink-inspired tapestries from a needlepoint ace

Passing her needle through cloth instead of skin, Ontario-based artist Ursula Thompson creates tiny sewn canvases inspired by classic tattoo designs. The self-taught Canadian “Thread Wizard” hand embroiders bright red roses, ships, anchors and skulls, creating beautifully shaded needlepoint tattoos sure to make even Sailor Jerry proud. Thompson sells the needlepoint tattoos online through her Etsy shop. Just like tattoos, prices vary depending on complexity, …

Tom Sachs x Krink

Graffiti's favorite marker reworked by one of art's favorite conceptual sculptors

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 graffiti artist and Krink creator KR, Sachs recently began using his pens and liked their opacity and extreme …