Here Is the Pen That Turns the World into Your Color Palette
Creatives can relate to this: You see the most stunning shade of aqua/petal pink/marigold or whatever, and you make a mental note to keep an eye out for that color to use for your next project. Now, you can ACTUALLY recreate those colors on the spot and store them in a digital library, so you’ll never forget a gorgeous hue. Coloring book junkies, rejoice! Scribble just made your world a whole lot more vibrant with the upcoming release of the Scribble Pen (from $119), and you can draw color inspiration from just about anywhere with the simple touch of a button.
Merely aim your pen at an object with an enviable hue, click and *BAM!* You’ve captured its essence! Pretty cool, right? Run by a rechargeable battery that can last a whopping 15 hours (that’s a lottttttt of clicking!), the pen works with the help of a special built-in color sensor to “pick up” your desired shade. A “smart pump” then mixes and dispenses the color for—ta-da!– instant dye magic.
And that’s not all. The pen is compatible with digital tablets (Surface Pro, Android, iPad and iPad Pro), so you can save the colors that inspire you most in your very own virtual color library, and even transfer them to programs like Photoshop and CorelDraw for digital use. Ink cartridges are refillable, and the ink itself is water-resistant. They really did think of everything!
Check it out in action below:
What do you think of the new Scribble Pen? Tell us over at @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!