ReadyMade asked its readers to submit ideas on how to reanimate the dried-up corpses of juiced-out, presumably unrefillable pens. Although the winners of the magazine's MacGyver Challenge did not prove that the pen is mightier than the sword, they did demonstrate that it could at least hold its own against a butter knife, by fitting pen barrels to old silverware.
Runners-up include bud vases, a plastic jump rope, a pretty nifty recycled garden sprinkler, a tool shelf with pen-barrel pegs, plant stakes, and a trompe l’oeil pencil cup. ::ReadyMade
Difficulty level: Moderate