Rick Powell Pens

After losing and breaking his writing instruments, this designer made one that's difficult to destroy

by Paul Armstrong Rick Powell can’t seem to stop dropping, crushing or misplacing writing instruments as he designs bespoke furniture pieces in his London living room. Instead of simply accepting his fate, Powell took it upon himself to design his own sleek, metal pens that could be kept out of harm’s way using intricate magnetic lids. Each pen takes between two and three hours to …

Personalizing the Workspace with Perch

A new one-stop shop for design-driven goods, from tape dispensers to affordable hardwood desks

Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it’s easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we sit down. But for an area we spend so much time in—almost as much as we sleep—it sorely needs more attention. A new go-to …

MOO + Baron Von Fancy Business Cards

Make a colorful, playful first impression with the beloved artist's designs

Printing and office stationery company MOO understands the importance of a good first impression; they make business cards, postcards, flyers and more for companies who want to grab attention. It makes perfect sense then, that they’ve joined forces with much-loved artist and designer Baron von Fancy (aka Gordon Stevenson) for a new set of limited edition business cards. Made in a limited edition of 5,000, …