So you’ve got a brand spanking new iPad Pro. You’re probably going to want to take advantage of the 12.9-inch display, the four speakers, and the souped up A9x processor. We’ve made a list of the coolest, most beautiful apps you can get, whether you’re a designer or just someone who appreciates big screens.
Perfecting your artistic technique using a stylus is about to get a whole lot more refined. With the introduction of iOS 8, your screen will be sensitive to the relative width of whatever's running across its surface. That's great news for folks who prefer Paper and other drawing apps to, well, paper.
Have you used Paper by 53 Design? It's that iPad drawing app that is so decked out in pretty, design-y, feel-good-ness that it makes all who use it feel like Matisse. Well, now its creators have put out an equally gorgeous stylus.
When someone puts on earbuds, they're pretty much telling the rest of the world to not bother them. It's the universal symbol for shut the hell up. But if someone put on this Magic Pencil earbuds? That's a conversation starter. I mean, these earbuds make it look like a pencil has been stabbed in one ear and out the…
I know it's hard to believe but the picture you see above? It's not a photograph. It's actually a drawing by amazing artist Diego Fazio. Like he drew this super realistic picture with a real pencil. It's stunning.
Your sketches and notes will carry a lot more weight if they're created with this squat mechanical pencil that's made from actual hand-poured concrete. You'll just want to make sure you're not the type who likes chewing on the end.
I'll get the bad news out with first: unfortunately only 500 sets of these parmesan pencils were made, and they're all sold out. But perhaps if we petition The Deli Garage, they'll magic new stock up out of thin air?
If I had to go back to high school math class again, the Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil is the only pencil I'd take with me. Why? Because it has a twist and turn mechanism that automatically rotates its lead to keep a perfectly sharp point every time you write.
I spied Gizmodo's Joe Brown using these blue and red pencils, and immediately wondered where they came from. Turns out they're "Slang Pencils" from Greenwich Letterpress and they come with 90's era sayings like 'Mad Props' and 'Off the Hook'. I don't know about you but I like my writing tools to be as retro cool as…
Wendy Scott, a teacher of at North Brookfield Elementary School in Massachusetts, tried to ban pencils and pens in her classroom. It's completely ridiculous because you sorta need them to do schoolwork and because it's just a freaking pencil and pen.
While this pencil bookcase would've been fairly easy to make, it would've been a bitch of a job to drill in 15,000 precisely-spaced holes for the pencils to sit in, don't you think?
If there's a name I trust when it comes to writing implements, it's Sharpie. Their newest creation is the Liquid Pencil, a smooth-writer that gives you a few days to erase your work before it becomes set in stone.
This retractable pencil, by Yuta Watanabe, is very Muji, if you ask me. Yuta's amusing yet functional design should have no problem finding its way onto the desk of architects, creatives, the odd eco-freako and, of course, washerwomen whose unemployment, thanks to electric clothes dryers, has meant they have had to…
Now that pencils are finding their way into obscurity, here's a divinely inspired team of craftsmen who decided to construct a gigantic memorial to the obsolete writing utensil, calling it "the world's largest pencil." But wait a minute here. Suspiciously missing are the dimensions of this construction project, but…
Thinking of buying that super-expensive graphics tablet? Maybe you don't need to, because Suck is offering this digital pencil that mimics the human finger, allowing it to be used on touchpads.