Thursday, August 5, 2010

Favorite Things | Pens

Pens are beautiful objects that make gifts of lifelong use and remembrance. We love the spirit of this Faber-Castell pen made from ash that was salvaged from naturally fallen trees near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. This was where the philosopher and naturalist; abolitionist and teacher; scientist and moralist; poet and surveyor; pencil maker and author—Henry David Thoreau lived.

This limited edition roller-ball pen is expensive at $600 but with each purchase, a tree is planted—supporting the efforts of the Walden Woods Project. The pen features a Thoreau quotation replicated in his handwriting style complete with elegant platinum details.

As a naturalist, Thoreau understood that the path to a greater understanding of our life on earth is through an understanding of the the natural world around us. This is something we are all thinking about more than ever, and for that... we celebrate this unique pen and the work of the Walden Woods Project. To purchase the pen, you can find a retailer here.

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