out of the woods

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 April, 2008, 12:00am

The 19th-century American philosopher Henry David Thoreau is best known for living a back-to-basics existence in a spartan forest cabin, an experience chronicled in his work Walden. Germany-based Faber-Castell has released a pen that honours Thoreau's legendary retreat. The Walden Woods limited-edition rollerball pen is made from precious metals and ash wood salvaged from the forest the writer temporarily called home. The pen's barrel is inscribed with a passage from Walden in Thoreau's handwriting. Faber-Castell is also arranging for a tree to be planted in US forests for every pen sold.

The pen (HK$4,480) is available through DKSH, Faber-Castell's sole distributor for Hong Kong and Macau, tel: 2880 9808.