stuff we drool about

Concrete Writing Tools by 22

22 is a design studio from Taiwan, they create bold and unique products from concrete and steel. They employ concrete for its strength and versatility but also for its unique beauty and personality. Every stage of design and production is done by hand at their studio, the concrete begins as a liquid mixture of different elements, but once it sets, it becomes as solid as stone. Their beautiful Concrete Writing Tools include a mechanical pencil, a rollerball pen, and a sketch pencil, all contoured and shaped with unique topographical layers.

The simple geometric shapes of the writing tools emphasize concrete’s strength. They are designed with concrete’s nature in mind, anticipating light chipping and evolving color as design elements that beautifully show the effects of time.

The designs are aimed at users who need a serious writing utensil and who also appreciate the aesthetics of good design. The weight gives them a serious heft that ensures accuracy, while the color and shape adapt to your hand the more you use them. While maintaining its strength and form over years of use, the tool becomes darker and its rigid edges smoother as they respond and adapt to your hand.

Our thanks to Kohezi for sponsoring the site this week. This article was written by the BTS team and not influenced in any way.




contour-writing-tools-2.jpg | Image

contour-writing-tools-3.jpg | Image

contour-writing-tools-4.jpg | Image

contour-writing-tools-5.jpg | Image

contour-writing-tools-6.jpg

contour-writing-tools-7.jpg

contour-writing-tools-8.jpg

contour-writing-tools-9.jpg

VENTRA MAINFRAME | Image

VENTRA MAINFRAME

The Ventra Mainframe is a new breathable, removable backpack frame compatible with any backpack on the market. It is designed to keep your back cool, dry and comfortable while carrying up to a 60lbs (27kg) load. Weighing at about 11 ounces (350g), the lightweight backpack accessory consists of an aluminum frame with a fabric mesh suspension that’s shaped to wear over the contours of the users back. The frame fastens to your pack in seconds, and puts a small amount o...
read more
GERBER STEADY MULTI-TOOL | Image

GERBER STEADY MULTI-TOOL

Gerbers Steady multi-tool is a photographer friendly tool. It is a handy device for when hiking and you need a miniature tripod at hand. The pocket-size tool, built for the weekend adventurer combines the utility of a multi-tool and the functionality of a camera tripod. Besides the other tools that include - a fine edge blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pliers and wire cutters, it comes equipped with an adjustable cell phone and screw-in ...
read more
DIEMME ROCCIA VET BOOT | Image

DIEMME ROCCIA VET BOOT

Diemme is known for using the best fabrics available and only using the best craftsmanship. This is the Roccia Vet Boot, it comes in two colors of soft suede, lightweight, sewn on Vibram sole and the real deal hiking lacing. Double set of contrast laces included. Limited numbers on theese ones. Made in Italy....
read more