London design studio Yang:Ripol have remixed humble stationery items to create a pen that doubles as a pencil case and an eraser-capped pencil with its own brush.
The Pencil-Case Pen has a built-in elastic band that acts as a minimal pencil case, holding several pens together so they can be found more easily in a bag or kept tidy on a desk.
"This pen is for someone who doesn't want to take a bulky pencil case, but carries a few pens in their bag," says Yeonju Yang of Yang:Ripol.
"From my personal experience, I do carry pens and markers to write and to draw, but it often can be difficult to find them in my bag. This is our interpretation of the most minimal pencil case, in which a pen has a rubber band that can be used to hold other pens together."
Pencil V2.0 has an angled brush on the eraser end, which can be used to brush away bits of used eraser. "This appendage adds extra functionality to the pencil, like an update," says Yang. "You can erase and brush away the rubber dust."
Yang:Ripol was founded last year by Yang and fellow Royal College of Art graduate Claudio Ripol.