Did you break the tip on your pencil again? You could go for one of those fancy mechanical pencils, or you could rig up a pencil sharpener like the one Giaco Whatever hacked together – using a 1000cc two-stroke engine to spin the sharpener up to speed.
You’ll want to put your headphones on to get the most out of these videos from Dani Ochoa, who figured out a way to pace her writing so it makes music as the pencil hits the paper. Turn up the volume and enjoy her renditions of Star Wars’ Cantina Theme and Imperial March.
When black lead isn’t enough, these Pilot Color Eno pencils will add an erasable splash of color to your drawings, with the precision of a 0.7mm mechanical line. Sold as a set of eight colors, including non-photo blue. Additional colored lead refills available here.
Kids today probably have no idea what a pencil even is, but for those of us who cut our teeth on Number 2 writing instruments will appreciate this fun desk caddy that looks like a giant sharpener. Made from real wood and stainless steel, and available in single or double sizes.
What happens when fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld teams up with writing instrument company Faber-Castell? Fancy, shmancy stuff, like this extravagant, limited-edition trunk, filled with 350 premium graphite pencils, pastels, and markers. Sadly, most artists can’t afford it.