Pencil Pot of the Month

Pencil pot of the month – January 2023

After a rather long break, the pencil pot of the month category will be in use again, even if only temporarily.

Starting the pencil pots of 2023 off is a concrete pencil pot from Spanish company DOIY Design. I ordered this one from Zeitgeist London when it was on offer [1]At the time of writing this blog post it still is on offer..

This Spanish designed and Chinese made pencil pot has a slight hue of pink. I find the “stairs” of this pencil pot interesting. They can be used as pen holders to rest full length pens, but they really excel as a place to store used pencils that got shorter with time.

Be warned though if you want to use expensive pens with this pen holder: Concrete can be quite rough, so in my opinion there is a slightly increased possibility of scratching the surface of pens you store in this pen holder if you are not careful.

How I actually use it on my desk…

References

References
1 At the time of writing this blog post it still is on offer.

Pencil pot of the month – June 2020

It’s time to temporarily revive the pencil pot of the month series.

Lego pencil pot 50154

After spending five years tucked away it was high time for this Lego pencil pot to get assembled.

Lego pencil pot 50154 being assembled

I bought it at the Lego Store in Manchester in August 2015 for £10.99 (~€12.15; ~$13.50) …after unsuccessfully chasing a previous Lego pencil pot, one that I thought looked nicer, for a few weeks.

Lego pencil pot 50154 assembled

You can find previous pencil pots of the month in the pencil pot of the month archive.

Price: August 2015, exchange rates: June 2020

Pencil Pot Of The Month – August 2019

For this blog post I want to temporarily revive the Pencil Pot Of The Month series that was running for 24 months from 2015 to 2017.

Description: Set of four pencil cups

Price: UK £5, DE €3.99 (i.e. much cheaper), USA: currently not available

Material: cardboard

IKEA Lankmoj Pencil Cups

Further information: On a recent trip to IKEA I saw these sets of four pencil cups. The specialty? They have built-in magnets and can be attached together magnetically.


Prices: August 2019

Pencil Pot Of The Month – September 2017

Description: An empty tea tin.

Price: Between £5 and £10.

Material: Tin

Further information: Comes with 200g of Orange [1]Orange Pekoe is a tea grade, not a desciption of the flavour. Pekoe tea.


My wife and I got the fountain pen from Amro and I got the red pencil from Lexikaliker (many years ago). Thank you.

References

References
1 Orange Pekoe is a tea grade, not a desciption of the flavour.

Pencil Pot Of The Month – August 2017

Description: A cup as sent out by Pelikan for the Pelikan Hubs 2017

Price: Pelikan didn’t charge for them. Unknown what Pelikan paid

Material: paper

Further information: Pelikan sent these to Hub Masters for the upcoming Pelikan Hubs that take place all over the world on 22th September 2017, at 18:30 local time.

The pencils in this cup are from a soon to be published blog post about ‘baseball pencils’. The fountain pen in this cup is a Pelikan Go, an affordable piston filler that was targeted at school children.

 

Here’s a little unboxing video of the goodies Pelikan sent.

..and here’s a photo of the Hub Pub and a Pelikan