Cool Stuff Friday: A light bulb, pencil sharpener, and a clock.





Zirconia Sharpener. For drawings and note taking, we always sharpen our pencils. We believe a pencil sharpener made with beautiful and durable material is functional hence leads to desirability. We love the beauty of simplicity, and the magic of analog. It’s honest and thoughtful. We want to reinterpret the analog pencil sharpener that we’re already familiar with, a product that we trust and use everyday. The blade and body are made from zirconia and fused into a single unibody block. By utilizing zirconia’s material property, the blade doesn’t need to be changed and offers a smooth sharpening experience.
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Cosmos Clock by Jay Hyun Kim.

Jay Hyun Kim is a second year graduate student pursuing a MDes in Designed Objects at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Jay acquired his BFA in Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2011. Jay has a deep interest in manufacturing and materials, and his work in Venture Studio has focused on developing the Cosmos clock for manufacture in China.


  1. johnson catman says

    Definitely very cool stuff. I love the mix of topics you present in your blog. It has become one of the first things I look up when I turn on my computer. Thanks for being there!

  2. gobi's sockpuppet's meatpuppet says

    The sharpener is gorgeous! We have a few ceramic kitchen knives and they are sharp.

  3. says

    I think so too! I’m hoping to own one some day. Rick has just started buying ceramic knives, and he loves them.

  4. rq says

    I’m a bit iffy about the lightbulbs (too many kids and cats in the house right now), though the concept is intriguing.
    The pencil sharpener, though. Gorgeous. Sleek. I’d buy three (I always need a good one for my eyeliner pencils).
    An added bonus of the clock would be projecting the constellations onto the ceiling or walls. That, with some good thunder in the background… yeah.

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