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…The Free Ride is a pen from the future?

Free Ride

If the ballpoint Bic isn’t your cup o’ tea, then check out the Free Ride pen by Jean-Pierre Lepine.

Designed to be “a blend of the ergonomic, the comfortable and the beautiful”, it’s as much of a sculpture as it is a pen.

Don’t get your hopes up too much though, because despite how much this pen costs, it still can’t cure your chicken scratch handwriting.

Free Ride Colors

[Jean-Pierre Lepine – Free Ride]

[Via: Luxist]

…You can remove any ink stain?

You’ve got to love the masters of the pen spin:

But what do you do if that pen trick you just learned goes horribly wrong and you drag a ballpoint right across your brand new shirt? According to About.com’s Guide to Removing Ink Stains:

  1. Lay the stained area on top of a clean dry white towel. Apply rubbing alcohol/nail polish remover to the ink stain and blot with another clean white cloth, removing the stain as you blot. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. Apply your normal liquid laundry detergent onto the ink stain and allow the garment to sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Wash in the warmest water that the fabric can tolerate.
  4. Before drying, double check to make sure the stain was removed. If not, repeat the previous steps until it is.

Thankfully, they’ve also included instructions for water based ink stains as well as permanent ink stains so that you can combat any kind that may cross your path.

[Removing Ink Stains]

[Via: Dethroner]