This modular pencil reduces waste & extends the life of your stationery!





When pencils are used and become short, they are usually thrown away and contribute to waste. The eraser too goes to waste just because the pencil is shorter and uncomfortable to hold even though it is not entirely useless. So how can we make the most of the entire pencil and all its parts? Meet the Loop pencil – this clever design not only makes it easier to use the pencil till the end of its life but also uses the eraser to double up as a stand to keep your desk clutter-free!

More than 14 billion pencils are created every year, which is enough to circle the earth 62 times, and 82,000 trees are cut down every year to make those 14 billion traditional wooden pencils. While they are natural and almost 100% biodegradable, doesn’t mean we can get away with wasting them just due to their design while they are still good to use and that is where Loop comes in with its nifty tweaks to the existing pencil. If pencils were a pokemon that could evolve, Loop would be its final evolution!

Loop has three parts and each has an important function to optimize the product – the pencil, the clip and the eraser. Once the pencil becomes shorter, you use the clip which acts as an extended grip and it also doubles up as an attachment so you can clip it on your documents just like a pen. The eraser doubles up as a vertical pen stand so that the desk doesn’t have a cluster of pencils and you can easily find one that belongs to you. Loop’s simple yet modular design makes it effective, reduces waste, and maximizes the use of the product.

The idea was to extend the life of pencils and erasers but also make them more functional (and fun!). Loop believes that with one more rotation of using the pencil, you can decrease waste and make the most of existing stationery. Since pencils are made of wood and the raw materials come from forests, we should be mindful about using them fully and do our part in saving trees through small actions. You can freely combine different forms through the “one turn, one change” method and show more love to the environment as a stationery lover!

Designer: Ye Feng, Yu Zhenfa, Lin Weifeng, Tian Zhen, and Zhu Hengchang

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Julius Caesar Pencil Holder


Don’t take another step and stab ol’ Julius in the back (again) with this wonderful Julius Caesar Pencil Holder. This finely detailed bust of the famed Roman Emperor and literary star will make you feel like Brutus, except instead of stabbing him 23 times you can only fit 7 pencils in at a time. But that’s ok, just take them out and stab him again. Et tu, Brute? You can use the pencils to pen your next Shakespearean tome, or just to show off your literary and historical knowledge.

This pen holder stands 7.5 inches tall and is made of a heavyweight painted resin. You will feel like the king of your castle with a little Julius on your desk. Just beware the ides of March, my friends, Romans, countrymen, or it might be a true Roman tragedy. With your past and your future precisely divided, am I at that moment? I haven’t decided.

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The perfect pencil set for Architecture lovers!

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Inspired by the architecture of the city of dreams, the Graphite Towers literally let you sketch your dreams down on paper! Designed by Aruliden for the Museum of Modern Art, the Graphite Towers come precisely carved from blocks of graphite and can be used either by the tip or by the base to sketch on paper. Conversely, if you’re like me, you’ll probably keep them on your desks as keepsakes, rarely using them because they look so pretty!

Designed to resemble three of New York’s most iconic buildings, you can choose from the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the One World Trade Center… or be like me and buy the set so you can build yourself a New York skyline on your desk!

Designer: Aruliden

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Julius Caesar Stabbed in the Back Pen and Pencil Holder: Et Tu, Pencilae?

Julius Caesar was kind of a dick. So much so that all his friends ganged up and stabbed the life out of him. Even his best pal Brutus. Sometimes you gots to cut a brother. If you want to impress your Lit or English teacher or just want something geeky and cool for your desk at the office, this pen and pencil holder will hold your writing implements assassination style. The pen is mightier than the sword and what not.

The bust of poor ole Julius has seven holes in the back for you to jam pencils and pens into. Caesar has the unhappy frown on his face that says “You to?!” through all the ages. You can get one for your desk for $19.99 from WhatonEarth, and you don’t even have to wait for the Ides of March.

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These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings

Between my electronic gadgets and pens, it’s pretty rare that I use a pencil. Sure, I’ll use colored ones to fill in the occasional cool coloring book, but for the most part, the old #2 kind gets little use around here. Now, here are some pencils I’d want on my desk just because they look so cool.

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Designed by Duncan Shotton, these Rainbow Pencils have a construction that’s made up out of multi-colored layers of recycled paper. As you sharpen them, the shavings that remain have a rainbow pattern on them. Naturally, the shaved portion of the pencil is rainbow-colored too, though it still only draws in dark grey graphite.

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You can grab a set of five Rainbow Pencils for £5 (~$6 USD) for a 3-pack, or £10 (~$12) for a 5-pack, which makes no sense to me at all. Seems like a better deal to buy two 3-packs.

These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings

Between my electronic gadgets and pens, it’s pretty rare that I use a pencil. Sure, I’ll use colored ones to fill in the occasional cool coloring book, but for the most part, the old #2 kind gets little use around here. Now, here are some pencils I’d want on my desk just because they look so cool.

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Designed by Duncan Shotton, these Rainbow Pencils have a construction that’s made up out of multi-colored layers of recycled paper. As you sharpen them, the shavings that remain have a rainbow pattern on them. Naturally, the shaved portion of the pencil is rainbow-colored too, though it still only draws in dark grey graphite.

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You can grab a set of five Rainbow Pencils for £6 (~$8 USD) for a 3-pack, or £10 (~$13) for a 5-pack.

Karl-Lagerfeld Has Put His Name Behind a $3,000 Set Of Coloring Pencils

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Faber-Castell has been making colouring pens for a couple of hundred years. They’ve recently teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld, the famous designer, to release a limited edition set of colouring pencils. Called the Karlbox, it contains hundreds of different pencils, a short overview of which is below:

120 ALBRECHT DÜRER ARTISTS’ WATERCOLOUR PENCILS Fully water soluble, unsurpassed lightfastness and colour brilliance. 60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ COLOUR PENCILS Smooth, intense colour laydown and outstanding lightfastness. 60 POLYCHROMOS ARTISTS’ PASTELS Highly pigmented pastels for details and shading of larger areas. 60 PITT ARTIST PENS BRUSH Lightfast India ink pen with flexible brush nib. 13 PITT ARTIST PENS FINELINER Lightfast India ink pen for detailed drawings. 3 PITT ARTIST PENS METALLIC Lightfast India ink pen with high opacity even on dark paper

Of course a limited edition, Karl Lagerfeld colouring box doesn’t come cheap, and this one clocks in at $2,850.

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New Pencils Feature Shock Absorbers And Shields To Prevent Lead Breakage

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Oh the frustration of breaking the lead on your automatic pencil. There you are, in the zone, when snap!, and you lose your train of thought. Mindful of your very real first world problems, Japanese company Zebra Co. designed the DelGuard pencil, which features a pretty sophisticated system of shock absorbers and retractable shields used specifically for preventing the lead from breaking. One spring takes care of vertical pressure by retracting the lead, while the other senses diagonal pressure and extends a lead-proteting shield. Combined, they should save you at least seconds of frustration.

The DelGuard pencils come out November 12 in Japan, and will sell for about 450 Yen (about $4).

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The Accutrax Pencil Blade: For When Your Puny Old Pencil Is Just Not Manly Enough

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You’re doing all kinds of jobs, remodeling the house, cutting things, hammering others, and generally getting your hands dirty. Good on you. You’re probably using a boring old pencil to trace cut lines though, right? Bet you wish you didn’t get such a sad little tool, don’t you? Bet you wish you’d gotten these Accutrax pencil blades. Blades, that’s right! These will fit any standard box cutter tool, but instead of cutting stuff, they’ll do what pencils do and trace lines. But they’ll do so while being house in a freaking box cutter tool, man. If that’s not something you wanna be totin’ round the construction site, we don’t know what kind of a construction worker you are.

It’s $10 for 3.

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Grip Clip Puts a Pencil on Your Glasses

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It looks like I can finally ditch the ol’ trusty pocket protector. With a Grip Clip I can snap a pencil or pen right onto my eyeglasses. My spectacles will be a spectacular spectacle. Like this guy with his Sharpie at the ready and his eyes protected from the sun:
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The grips come in 3 different sizes to fit various glasses frames as well as a variety of color choices. They can even hold small objects like lighters, single cigarettes, and maybe even things like action figures.

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