Sprout Pencil: Giving Birth to the New Life with Worn-out Writing Utensils

What you will do when your pencil are too small to actually write with? Most probably, dump it in the trash. Three MIT students think it is a huge waste considering there are 15 billion pencils made each year. Hence, they created a multifunctional alternative called Sprout Pencil. In place of an eraser, the wooden pencils have a biodegradable capsule containing a mixture of seeds and peat. So when you wear a pencil down to a stub, you can simply place the instrument in a pot of soil and grow lavender, basil, sunflowers, tomatoes, green peppers, and more. By doing this, an expired product is literally giving birth to a new form of life. What a brilliant ideas! These eco-friendly pencils are quite populate in Europe and now, you can get them in America as well. 8 plant-able pencils for $18 is not that cheap. But if you consider all the other values it adds on and want to be part of this sustainable activity, you can get it on amazon.

Sprout Pencil: Giving Birth to the New Life with Worn-out Writing Utensils
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Incredible Pencil Art from Paul Lung

Last year, I once introduced some photo-realistic pencil drawing from Paul Lung. I was really impressed by his portrait and cat drawing. Today, I will continue present some work from him, some wild animal and of course, his favorite pet – cat. By looking at those drawings…It is still hard for me to believe 0.5 mm technical pencil and A2 paper are the only attributes of these masterpieces. Any way, let’s enjoy!

Incredible Pencil Art from Paul Lung

Incredible Pencil Art from Paul Lung

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Simple and Beautiful – Colorful Pencil Show

As a supposed “Happy” Friday… today is actually terrible for me…. ugly weather which kept raining and suffering work which kept making change….. It is a kind of really dark day for me. Hence, I decide to add some bright color to it, and then, we have our today’s post: Simple and Beautiful – Colorful Pencil Show.

There a series photographs about color pencils, simple but impressive. I really like the bright colors, which lighten my life. Hope you also like them.

Simple and Beautiful - Colorful Pencil Show

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