Pencil vases turn the humble pencil into a design collectible

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Let's spare a moment for the pencil: an almost forgotten piece of our history, along with crayons and magic markers.

A Finnish designer, Studio Markunpoika, is also having a pencil epiphany, as evidenced by this striking series of vases. Called Amalgamated, there are three beautifully shaped vessels made out of...pencils.

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