Sometimes traditionalism can be hard to let go of. People prefer normal light bulbs for their classic shape, notepads and post-its because they are used to write their thoughts down and pens because as children, all of us used them. However, the main problem all pens have is that no matter what you do a moment will come when you will find yourselves without ink. The WINKpen comes to rectify this problem, by being the first pen able to work with any staining liquid. This includes wine, beer and even tea.
Portland-based designer Jessica Chan used a rather bohemian approach when creating the WINKpen. Appealing to those who loved to sit down writing while sipping wine, the designer created a writing tool that could be filled with a wide variety of staining liquids. She wanted to make it as sustainable as possible and provide a product that works against the culture of using plastic pens and throwing them away.
WINKpen has a modular structure. All of its pieces fit together with the help of rubber O-rings. The unit can thus be easily dismembered in order to make cleaning easier. The pen has a glass nib instead of a metal one. Inside the nib spiraled groves are placed in order to feed the liquid to the pen and make writing as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Glass gives the advantage of avoiding corrosion and being much easier to clean.
“My goal with WINKpens was to create an innovative and simple product people could use and re-use in their daily lives. In many ways, this pen can be a new addition to your creative arsenal, allowing individuals to experiment and express with untraditional mediums. It can be a unique purchase for the creative in your life or just as easily serve as an elegant and customed promotional gift for your business.“ wrote the designer on her Kickstarter page.
WINKpen is currently fundraising on Kickstarter. Would you like to see it reach production stage?