Pencils Are Cool

Since I stopped taking math classes, I hardly ever have an occasion to use a pencil. But there's something simple and awesome about those erasable tools. So here are a few pencil-related things I'd like to share:  Pop Culture Pencils, Greenwich Letterpress ($8 for 8, pictured). See image. Need we say more? (They have a few editions, all cool.)

 Pencils of Promise. This organization is building schools around the world for kids who need them, and it all started with little wooden writing utensils. Learn how you can help.

 DIY Insta-Grips. Pencils can be even better when they're wearing accessories. Rad and Hungry, a very choice office supply site, has a tutorial on how to DIY insta-grips out of rubber bands.