Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Look at this mug serving as a pencil cup! This belongs to professional organizer Lissanne Oliver, who writes, "I LOVE THIS MUG!" and tells us it's an art piece (2005) by Barbara Kruger. This photo shows both sides of the mug; Lissanne used to have two of them. (I found this mug online one place, but it's sold out.)
Anyone else want to send me a picture of their pencil/pen cup? I'll be glad to publish some more pictures from my readers!
In the meantime, here are some more notable pencil cups I missed the first time around.
Here's an interesting example of reuse - a pen and pencil holder made from old floppy disks. Sold by GeekGear, it's available in a number of colors. [via Apartment Therapy]
Continuing on the geeky theme, here's a combination pen holder and USB hub.
This is a simple (but fun) pencil cup (or desk tidy, if your prefer). Update on Sept. 8, 2013: I'm no longer finding this product.
For a simple, elegant look, you could go with pewter. Update on Sept. 8, 2013: I'm no longer finding this specific pencil cup, although there are other pewter ones.
Or go with a different metal, copper. Update on Jan. 22, 2013: The site that sold these is no longer there.
Continuing on the elegant look, there's a Waterford crystal pen holder.
Moving on, here's a Knights Templar Helmet pen cup (shown with Knights of the Realm pens).
And here's a dragon.
Like dragons, but don't like that holder? Here's another dragon pen holder with a very different look.
And here's a pencil cup that might suit those with a travel bug. Update on August 26, 2009: This pencil cup doesn't seem to be available any more.