It might be hard to believe, but these colorful illustrations of 3D pencil cases are just an optical illusion. They're all actually real flat pencil cases that use bold lines and strategic angles to seem like they're 3D from the right angle. Don't believe us? Here's a shot of the purple one from another angle.


Pretty clever, right? They range in price from six to eight bucks depending on their size, but since they're currently available from a Japanese site called Bundoki, you'll have to tiptoe through a crudely translated version to buy one. Or track down a place that already imports them to North America. [Bundoki via Spoon & Tamago]