London-based design studio Yang:Ripol is making life easier for students with the Pencil-Case Pen and the Pencil V2.O. Both designs put a fresh spin on the pen and pencil, making them more functional and fun.
Yang:Ripol's Pencil-Case Pen is a pen with a small elastic band around its top. The band can be used to bind together several writing utensils, creating a makeshift pencil pouch. This design is great for cash-strapped students who don't want to purchase/lug around a pencil pouch all day.
The Pencil V2.O is a pencil with a brush attached to its eraser. This ingenious addition lets you brush off eraser shavings, as opposed to blowing them off or wiping them away with your hand. Yang:Ripol hasn't exactly reinvented the wheel with these designs, but they are functional updates that would more than likely be well received by students around the world.