Click here to preview the new Fast Company

Want to try out the new

If you’d like to return to the previous design, click the yellow button on the lower left corner.


Wanted: A Chic Stylus For Drawing On iPads With Hyper Precision

The Architect, by Pedro Gomes, is a sophisticated tool for sketching—and flirting?!

Remember when a Palm Pilot stylus signaled cutting-edge technology? Fortunately, one doesn’t need a small stick to operate a smartphone anymore, but a stylus can be handy for tablet users who want to bang out a quick sketch. There are a bunch of models on the market, ranging in feel from a fat crayon to a ballpoint pen. Maybe the slickest comes from Pedro Gomes, who designed the Architect out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum. As the promotional video seems to suggest, this stylus is sexy enough to turn a dorky architect into a prime object of desire.

The Architect could be mistaken for a classy pen, with an anodized matte finish. All in all, an instrument you might find in the refined hand of Renzo Piano. The cap—which has a clever loop—protects a smooth 9.5-millimeter rubber tip. If you plan to use it as a flirtation tool, we don’t recommend wearing it on a lanyard.

The Architect works with all capacitive touchscreens and is available from Arctic for the pre-order price of $22.95. Units start shipping in mid-November.

Add New Comment