Taiwanese designers from Ystudio have created a line of products that seem to oppose the current push to conceive technological advancements that rapidly fall into obsolescence. Their new stationary line is the beginning of a story, a return to simpler times and well-made objects that are made to last a lifetime. The balance of pure brass, copper, and rustic wood reminds the user of “the weight of words:” a poetic homage to the physical act of writing and the responsibility that comes with it. While these materials will surely stand the test of time, they also become darker with age as a tangible sign of the impressions left behind by one’s writing. The pen becomes a vehicle for memory. From the elegant, minimal design to the use of traditional materials, Ystudio’s pens draw out a certain sense of nostalgia, recalling the aesthetics of a grandfather’s writing desk, reminding us that wisdom comes only with age. Comprising two roller ball pens, a mechanical pencil, a sketching pen, a ballpoint pen, a table-top pen container, and a portable pen case, Ystudio’s stationary collection is a beautiful meditation on the necessities of functional design in the modern world. Available for purchase here.