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How We Make Pencils

The familiar No. 2 pencil is a seemingly simple object, but it’s actually an exceedingly complex thing to make. It involves parts from around the world, and precision machinery to combine the parts into a smooth writing instrument. To understand how pencils are made, check out this five-minute video shot inside a German [...]

Black Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder

Black Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder – $19.95 (sold individually) Are you looking for a wickedly fun place to store your favorite pencils, pens, and paintbrushes? You need the Black Heart Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop. This beautiful vessel is handcrafted in the USA. The container can also be used as a bud vase.  Be sure to check [...]

Pencil Nunchucks

We’ve featured the incredible pencil carvings of Dalton M. Ghetti before on Neatorama, but I’m blown away to find his latest creation: pencil nunchucks. From Dalton’s website: To create his sculpture, he holds the pencil in his hand under a strong [...]

Awesome Pencil Drawings By Paul Lung

I can’t believe the detail and accuracy found in these pencil drawings by Paul Lung, and I imagine that a cat would choose that exact same bow tie if given a choice. Paul Lung clearly breathes the airs of artistry quite freely, his bronchial tubes full of dander and inspiration, and hopefully he isn’t allergic to [...]

Ship Shape Pencil Case

  Ship Shape Pencil Case – $7.95 Are busy sailing gently through summer? Land ho! The start of school is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on the coolest school supplies. Get your Ship Shape Pencil Case from the NeatoShop today. No, this is not paper boat. It is just made to look [...]

Weird Pencil Holders

Our pal Oddee posted about 10 Weirdest Pencil Holders you can buy, and featured several from the NeatoShop (including our exclusive Zombie Pencil Holder and Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder). Check ‘em out: Link See also: [...]

Dangerous Looking Sculptures Made Out Of Pencil Parts

I don’t think we have to worry about these sculptures made out of pencil parts being stolen, because if someone did try to abscond with one you could easily track the thief by following the trail of blood. Artist Jennifer Maestre clearly didn’t feel the need to win every school yard pencil fight as a child, [...]

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder – $19.95 This Valentine’s Day, give your loved one your heart … Your Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop, that is. This sculpted [...]

Zombie Pencil Holder

Zombie Pencil Holder – $34.95 Did you know that some zombies have a real head for business? Just check out the Zombie Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop. This handsome fellow knows how to multitask. The beautifully handcrafted Zombie Pencil holder is a multifunctional desk organizer with: Six holes in his head to hold pencils and pens A magnetized eye [...]

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener – $9.95 Do you know someone who needs a little reminder that honesty is the best policy? Get them the Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop. This guilt-laden Pinocchio shaped pencil sharpener works with standard size pencils. The Shavings empty out through the mouth. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]