Graphite Writing Objects
Graphite Writing Objects$41.95 from Vat19
Although the title of this product ("Graphite Writing Object") sounds like the military's name for a pencil, the product itself is really exquisite. From the site: "Meticulously crafted in the studio of San Francisco artist Agelio Batle, he combines carbonaceous graphite (mineral remains of prehistoric plant life) with smudge-resistant compounds under intense pressure to create his source material. ... All the surfaces of each object can be used for writing; they will not smudge the hands. The graphite wears very slowly; if used everyday each object should last 7 to 9 years." I probably wouldn't write with them, but they sure are beautiful objects. I've always like the look and feel of graphite.