Expressive writing is a process of verbalizing your thoughts, emotions, intuitions and desires with the intention to give them some structure and organization with the help of rational mind. It brings on the feelings of release, power, peace... and often triggers the Eureka moment
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
When writing words and logical sentences, you immediately turn on your rational part of the brain and deepen your focus to solve complex problems and come up with creative solutions.
BUILD EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The key to deal with emotions is to put them in concrete words so that the rational mind (that thinks with words) can understand what do you actually feel, why do you feel that way and what can you do to feel better.
That is how you become emotionally literate and able to handle emotions in a way that improves your personal power and quality of life around you.
By simply putting in word what stresses you out, your inner tensions start to relieve, and you start to observe yourself from distance, keep calm and focus on "what you can do".
GREAT DECISION & GUT FEELING
Expressive writing is all about observing your gut feeling and listen to precious information that helps you to make a great decision.
You build a close connection with your inner vibrant core and trust in yourself so you can successfully follow your dreams.
Expressive writing brings you into present moment; past frustrations and future anxieties hence lose their power over you. You can focus on the current situation, without invasive thoughts that would interrupt your mind.
EUREKA MOMENT & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
With expressive writing, you start connecting the dots and see a big picture of your life, that helps you to stick with an attitude: "I am in charge of my life." and successfully navigate you to win your goals.
The pure archaic design of Eureka represents freedom and clarity of our mind, that we achieve when true writing, we connect our self with our pure, wild, inner core of emotions, intuition, and desires.
CHARMING DESKTOP TOTEM
Eureka is a desktop art piece with a fountain pen, that quietly stands on your desk inviting you to write.
When Eureka rests in its pen stand, you can see nothing but the charming aesthetics of wood.
ONE SECOND TO WRITE
When positioned on the table, it is always easily reachable and invites the user to get creative. The handy magnetic closing system makes the access to writing quick and simple, ensuring an effortless meeting of paper and ink
The slightly expanding conical shape of the pen represents the process of expanding one’s consciousness which takes place during self-reflective writing.
UN-HIDING SUBCONSCIOUS PATTERNS
Every time we chose to write, we pull the pen from its base and un-hide the metal mouthpiece with engraved patterns - endless loops.
This move symbolizes the process of discovering our limiting subconscious patterns with self-reflective writing.
WE ATTRACT FAMILIAR SITUATIONS
The magnetic joining of the stand and pen depicts the nature of our subconscious behavioral patterns, which work like a magnet in our lives, repeatedly attracting situations which limits us to experience feelings we were accustomed to in our childhood.
Every time we finish writing and put a pen back on its stand, we feel a magnetic attraction and hear the “Click” sound that reminds us that with writing we might just break our limiting subconscious pattern and start to attract the life we actually want.
HAPPINESS & PEACE
Jolly rocking and the calming to its upright position describes, peace, freedom, and joy, which through writing about oneself and one’s own self-discovery, they become ever present fellow-travellers in our lives.
GET IN TOUCH WITH ONESELF
Upon coming into contact with the wood, the luxuriously pleasant and warm touch, we get reminded of the intimacy when, while writing, we merge with our vibrant inner selves.
I gained a divine beauty in Eureka with the use of old design principles and phenomenon found in nature, mathematics, and geometry. Every detail is carefully constructed and interconnected with a whole entire product.
I wanted to create something that is not just beautiful at first look but allows an observer to research and discover more of a beauty incorporated in a design of the product.
INSIDE THE SPHERE
The spherical bottom of the base shows the capture, use, representation and segment of imaginary spheres which encapsulate the entire product.
THE BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS
The dimensions of the heights of the Eureka have been planned in accordance with the multiplication of the module 9mm. Sum of digits of any dimension is 9.
CONICAL SHAPE OF THE PEN
At 0.5° degrees, the conical pen has the same angle, as the starting point from our perspective when encompassing the size of the sun.
The Fibonacci sequence is a part of the pen stand, providing it with a visually calming presence.
We, humans subconsciously consider golden section as familiar, because we see it everywhere in nature. It seems beautiful to us.
EQUAL SILHOUETTE AREA
The silhouettes of wooden parts of the pen and the stand seems to have congruent visual weight. They equally measure 12cm2.
FOUNTAIN PEN WRITING MECHANISM
Eureka uses superior writing mechanism Vivapen. Gliding on the basis creates silky vibrations, pleasantly effervescent sound and gentle friction, which allows the creation of a letter and effortless writing with only slight pressure.
The rounded and brushed iridium tip ensures long-lasting life and smooth writing (suitable for left-handed people).
TWO IN ONE
The tip of the pen enables entries to be recorded with a thick or thin line, dependent on whether the upper or lower side of the tip is used.
The ink feeding system ensures a continual flow of ink to the paper, even after multiple rapid movements of the pen on paper.
DRY & CLEAN
The more-than-substantial capacity of the feeder’s collector enables the pen to remain dry and clean.
The nib comes in F (fine), M (medium), B (broad) width. Eureka standard is F but you can choose M or B width (in a survey)
INK CARTRIDGE AND CONVERTERS
Eureka uses standard Pelikan (short or long) ink cartridge and Schmidt or Bock ink converters.
INSERT THE INK CARTRIDGE
Unscrew the wooden barrel from the mouthpiece. Firmly push the cartridge into mouthpiece nozzle and screw the wooden barrel back into the mouthpiece.
TOUCH & FEEL
A natural material gives a nice and sophisticated touch. Eureka is made out of walnut wood and protected with a water-based coating and wax.
ZEN EGG 2.0 - REDESIGNED & RE-ENGINEERED
Zen Egg is back on Kickstarter, redesigned and re-engineered. It looks more compact (all black) because bottom bunk is now made out of the same wood as the body of an egg. The shape and the weight system at the base are improved to ensure more slow and elegant rocking. It has a more silky touch and better protection that accomplishes by coating with wax instead of oil.
Zen Egg is currently available only in walnut wood.
June - pick and buy the materials & ordering tools
July - start the production
August - samples testing, optimizing fabrication
September - production
October - test
November - shipping :)
“I wish you a lot of eureka moments while writing things down."
I appreciate my fellow coworkers for all the hard work and for believing in Eureka project. Thank you guys: Project Manager: Aiša Premože / Press: Žiga Godina / Product Manager: Darko Šabič / Translation: Kurt Wilkesman / Production: Bojan Zajc, Matej Panjan / Film: Darko Sinko, Mitja Ličen, Saša Janjič, Matic Drakulič, Peter Premože, Nebojša Gajič, Barbara Gajič, Aiša Premože, Alen Audić, Neja Pavlič, Nina Pavlič, Nika Pavlič, Diana Pavlič, Nina Saqiri, Alex DeMiranda, Luka DeMiranda, Barbara Wilkesman / Photo: Urša Culiberg / Website: Miha Ojsteršek / Advisory, help and moral support: Janez Uplaznik, Maja Uplaznik, Marko Stijepič, Bogdan Jež / Kind words and little hints: Miha Možina, Marko Orel, Mirče Mladenov, Rok Andoljšek, Maksimiljan Volk, Tanja Štajdohar and others.
Poligon, Podjetniški inkubator Kočevje, Zoo club...
INSPIRATION & KNOWLEDGE
I am heartily thankful for all the knowledge that authors of these publications put in their work:
- Dr. Sue Johnson: Hold Me Tight; Love Sense
- Echart Tolle: The Power Of Now
- Susan Forward: Emotional Blackmail; Toxic Parents
- Thomas A. Harris: I'm Ok, You're Ok
- David Eagleman: The Secret Lives of the Brain
- James W. Pennebaker & Joshua M. Smyth: Opening Up by Writing It Down
- Catherine Ann Jones: Heal Yourself with Writing
- Jacqui Malpass: Writing to Heal
I warmly recommend reading any of these books. They will help you to get a deep insight into your inner word, understand and change your subconscious limiting patterns.
Risks and challenges
I felt strength and courage to push limits further and make a fountain pen that includes a lot more of compartments, fabrication steps and demands for perfection.
With achieving our goal, we commit all our efforts to bring the pen to your doorstep. Reaching our goal will not be tough and we feel riskless doing it.
Me and my team, we share a belief that Eureka makes the strongest impression by producing awareness. You have our word to bring you a high-quality product that carries the values of The Eureka Pen project.
- (42 days)