Full of Life
Bring your writing to life with glass artist Melissa Boyle's charming handmade pen that suspends a tiny plant at its cork-topped base. The Marimo is a living moss (or algae) ball found growing in lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, and Estonia exclusively. Each lake's current swirls the little plant around and around so it grows naturally into a petite pom-pom shape. This curious creature's name is a portmanteau of two Japanese words, "mari" meaning "bouncy ball," and "mo" a term for plants that grow underwater. The sweet, sphere-shaped Marimo is adored around the globe: the Japanese believe that it will bring good luck, and in Iceland it is believed that if you take good care of Marimo ball, it will "make your wishes come true."
Melissa lets you take this tiny good-luck charm with you wherever creativity strikes. Functioning like a miniature fish bowl, an elegant borosilicate sphere cradles a tiny Marimo that will grow slowly over time as you sign, scribble, and sketch. To care for your Marimo, simply change its water ever one to two weeks (more frequently during the summer) and use and store your pen in daylight to encourage photosynthesis. Made in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Exclusively at UncommonGoods.