Snapshot: Need something that can disguise itself as a completely practical desk device while also being able to come to the rescue when you need an outlet for fun and/or procrastination? New York City contemporary design studio Bower has you covered with the Tipsy Writer! It’s a pen-holder that can be tipped it over and rolled to any degree, yet always manages to find a way back up (perhaps a metaphorical analogy for a stressful day on the job).
Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijaz formed Bower (named after the ever creative bowerbird) as a means to add a not-so-practical element to practical objects for the sake of adding an experimental and fun twist to the ordinary. The Tipsy Writer is no exception to this, as it’s the perfect little distraction to add to any desk, while of course making sure that you never misplace your pen. Just as the name implies, the pen holder can be tipped and spun around, only to come back to its upright position –the perfect thing to help you get writer’s block out of the way while working on an important document.
Available in four eye-catching colors (black, white, pink and natural), the sphere is half-brass half-wood and maintains a sophisticated look despite its perhaps youthful application. Similar to its progenitor, the Tipsy paperweight, it’s one of the many unique objects that Bower makes that adds the unexpected element of fun to things ranging from key holders to table tiles to actual tables!