Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Reader Shares Her Pencil Cup (and I Find 10 More)

mug that says this on side 1: We are the slaves of objects around us - and this on side 2: You want it You buy it You forget it

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.

pencil cup made from floppy disks

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]

combination YSB hub - four ports - and pen holder cup

Continuing on the geeky theme, here's a combination pen holder and USB hub.

wood pencil cup with picture of sheep's head

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.

pewter pencil holder, filled with a pencil and some pens

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.

copper pencil holder, holding 3 pencils

Or go with a different metal, copper. Update on Jan. 22, 2013: The site that sold these is no longer there.

cut crystal pen holder

Continuing on the elegant look, there's a Waterford crystal pen holder.

Knights Templar helment pen cup

Moving on, here's a Knights Templar Helmet pen cup (shown with Knights of the Realm pens).

dragon pen holder

And here's a dragon.

dragon pen holder - green brocade look

Like dragons, but don't like that holder? Here's another dragon pen holder with a very different look.

pencil cup with black and white images of iconic travel sights - Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc.

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.


Suellen said...

I cracked up when I saw this comment from the sales page of the totally cute geeky pen holder with usb hub:

"This Smart 4 port Hub, easy to plug and unplug, USB hub 1.1, it's amusive and increase little romatic mood to your life."

Nothing says romance like a pen holder/usb hub. Gotta love Asian sales copy!

Suellen Germani

Jeri Dansky said...

Well, Suellen, it does have a blue mood light! :-)