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Published on October 6th, 2012 | by Kira


Acme: Writing In Style

As you might have ex­pect from a web mag­a­zine, we have an affin­i­ty for writ­ing. I was in a cre­ative writ­ing club long be­fore I ev­er even thought about hold­ing a cam­era. And as with any craft, writ­ers re­al­ly care about the tools we work with. Whether it’s the mol­sk­ine acid free note­book that serves as a di­ary, sketch­pad, and plan­ner or a cus­tom hand-made jour­nal that one boyfriend cov­ered in pur­ple vel­vet… And why would you sign im­por­tant doc­u­ments, or write any­thing you love with any­thing as in­el­e­gant as a nor­mal ball­point pen?

So, I am ex­cit­ed to see what cre­ative juices come from the ACME Stu­dios Frank Lloyd Wright Roller­ball Pen Log­gia Gates (PW03R). While I am more of a foun­tain tip fan when it comes to high end pens, they have plen­ty of down­sides, and this beau­ty was hard not to like. The Log­gia Gates comes in a good weight and writes smooth­ly. The pen’s ex­te­ri­or is beau­ti­ful­ly craft­ed us­ing met­al bar­rels and met­al-to-medal thread­ing. It looks and feels very stur­dy.

Plus, it comes in a stun­ning de­sign, hand-ap­plied lac­quer, fea­tur­ing this de­sign from Frank Lloyd Wright. Many oth­er de­signs are avail­able as well, from the or­ange ‘Home & Stu­dio’ pat­tern to ‘April Show­ers’, ‘Cin­e­ma San Diego’, ‘Im­pe­ri­al’ and ‘Play­house’. ACME al­so of­fers looks from dozens of oth­er au­thors and artists, from Bram Stok­er to Eames, and even the Blue Man Group. This par­tic­u­lar blue/black mod­el is gen­der neu­tral, al­low­ing it to make an ex­cel­lent pre­sent for ei­ther sex. Like all of Acme’s pens, I love how strong and bold the look of the pen is. You and your writ­ing in­stru­ment cer­tain­ly won’t go un­no­ticed at the next board meet­ing.

Now, I can see the lay per­son balk­ing at the $73 price tag for this pen. But, hon­est­ly, as most pen con­nois­seurs know, that’s a pret­ty rea­son­able price for a col­lec­tor’s item. And we def­i­nite­ly ap­pre­ci­at­ed one fair­ly unique ad­di­tion that ACME of­fers- a ca­pac­i­tive tip that can take any of their roller­ball pens and con­vert it to a sty­lus for use with a tablet or oth­er touch­screen de­vice (iPads, iPhones, and many oth­ers in­clud­ed). On­ly $16, it worked like a charm. They al­so of­fer ev­ery­thing from busi­ness card cas­es to keyrings and mon­ey clips if you’re in need of a gift for the spe­cial per­son in your life.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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