Montblanc Creative Director Zaim Kamal on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Collection

Translating Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's magical tale into writing implements and more

It’s the 75th anniversary of “Le Petit Prince” and one can expect many brands to honor the magical novella and its acclaimed author (and aviator) Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. None will come as close to the majesty as Montblanc, who’ve actually already been crafting Saint-Exupéry pieces for some time. With their just-released Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Collection, however, they’ve crafted an inspired series of writing instruments …

Sony’s Ultra-Thin, Paper-Imitating Tablet

Sony isn’t the only tech company out there trying to replicate the sensations people get when taking a pen to paper. They have, perhaps, come closer than anyone else with the DPT-RP1 e-paper tablet. It’s large, and presently stands as the world’s lightest and thinnest (just over half a centimeter) digital device. The high resolution electronic paper screen, however, sports a non-slip panel, offering resistance …

RIIND’s Machined Aluminum The Pen

A continuous cam implement that can fit 35 different types of ink cartridge refills

We’ve mentioned this before, but there’s no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality pens out there, new design house RIIND (founded by two MIT engineering grads) has a more affordable alternative called The Pen. …