An Architect in the Palm of Your Hand: ACME’s newest collection of roller ball and card case winners!

Last week we told you about ACME Studio’s newest collection of roller balls and card cases with designs by and Hariri & Hariri. We asked you which architect and project would you like to see in future collections, and among all the comments by registered users we now have two lucky winners!

Grace Whang will receive Charles and Ray Eames “Dots-Etched” collection, and Tim Grantham won Hariri & Hariri “Site Plan”. Congratulations to you both! We will contact you directly with the details.

Remember you can also become a registered user of ArchDaily to have access to all our special features and so you can participate in future giveaways! More information on Studio’s collection after the break.

An architect in the palm of your hand is something we’ve all wished we had at one time or another. ACME Studio’s world-renowned writing tools designed by the first and foremost architects in the industry are as close as we might come to making that dream a reality! Recognized as the front-runner in the design of pens and other small objects, ACME’s newest collection includes pieces designed especially for them by renowned architect/designers Charles and Ray Eames and Hariri & Hariri.

Charles and Ray Eames’ “Dots – Etched” is an extension of the husband and wife team’s collective design process and philosophy. Ranked among the finest American designers of the twentieth century, the Eames are best known for their ground-breaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, manufacturing and the photographic arts. The Dots – Etched set, which consists of an etched roller ball pen and matching etched card case, has been approved and certified by the Eames Office, which is dedicated to communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames.

Established in 1986 by Iranian-born, Cornell-educated sisters Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, the New York-based firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture is recognized as one of the most progressive American firms of its time. Hariri & Hariri’s “Site Plan” pen and card case design is a nod to their newly released Monograph entitled “Hariri & Hariri – Architecture: Buildings & Projects” (Images Publishing), which documents the highly creative and evocative twenty-five year career of the internationally acclaimed firm. “Site Plan” is inspired by their largest project to date: an $80 million luxury residential and mixed-use complex (condominiums, artist’s studios, exhibition space, restaurants, spa and garden facilities) on the last remaining large-scale buildable site in the heart of Salzburg, Austria.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "An Architect in the Palm of Your Hand: ACME’s newest collection of roller ball and card case winners!" 12 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <>


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    MVRDV’s pig city would make the perfect project… any of MVRDV’s projects would be spot on, really, in their amazing conceptual courage and daring, but if i had to pick just one, it would have to be pig city… the vision: scary, imaginative, singular… and any way, just the potential of stationary with pigs on it makes me happy… literal, maybe; fantastic, without a question….

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    Heatherwick’s Seed Cathedral (which was fantastic seeing in person). Graphically, I can see it being incredibly dynamic, edgy, and fun.

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    Definitely one of Paul Rudolph’s perspectives from his Yale Art & Architecture building!

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    He’s not an architect but he made many of them famous with his pictures: Julius Shulman is my proposal :)

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    I’d love to see an adaptation of the sketches by Lebbeus Woods or Iakov Chernikhov. As much as I love a crisp 3d rendering, you just can’t beat the tactile quality of a sketch.

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    I would put one of Álvaro Siza’s project studying sketches. They seem so simple and inspiring at the same time.

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    vitrahouse by herzog & de meuron is what i think would make a great design for a card case and roller ball

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    I’d like to see some Scarpa – something from Brion or a detail of Querini Stampalia

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    I would like to see something by Alvar Aalto (Villa Mairea for example) or Carlo Scarpa’s, Frank Gehry’s or Steven Hall’s design. Thanks.

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