Design Geek Gadgetry: The PHX-1 Artist Tool

“Art supplies”.

Are you excited yet? Because hearing those 2 words psychs me up like a kid in a candy store. I could spend hours poring over sketchbooks, markers, paints, pencils and those bendy wooden guys that were supposed to teach you about anatomy. But seriously, my 3 favorite things in art supply stores are pens, rulers and hobby knifes (why hobby knives? I really have no clue. I just love them.)

I came across the PHX-1 on Kickstarter last night and I instantly knew that this little baby was made specifically for me. The exquisite, stainless steel artists tool is both houses pen cartridge refills on one end (Hi-Tec-C and Signo DX refills) and a hobby knife on the other, with threaded caps on either end (Wow, an X-acto with a decent cap for once!). And it comes in sustainable bamboo case that incorporates a metal designer’s ruler as the lid.






Long story short, the PHX-1 is the Cadillac of pens and hobby knives. It’s the stuff design geeks fantasize about. Do I absolutely need one in order to call myself a designer? No. Do I want one? Yep…and I already backed this project on Kickstarter.

Pledge $50 to get a PHX-1 for yourself. FYI, he post-Kickstarter retail price will be $75.

(via Better Living Through Design)

One Response to “Design Geek Gadgetry: The PHX-1 Artist Tool”

  1. lizzie says:

    o my god this thing is awesome. I don’t care so much about the case but the thought of having an xacto knife and pen in one place is so amazing. I could breeze through half of art school with this baby.

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