As low-tech as it may be, the pencil has managed to still keep itself relevant -- despite the endless graphite-free ways we can communicate these days. That being said, it doesn't mean it couldn't use an upgrade, and we love how Tous Les Jours has managed to combine the convenience of a mechanical pencil with the feel of a traditional wooden writing instrument.
You never have to sharpen it, and as long as you keep feeding it shafts of graphite it will never go dull. For an added bit of whimsy, the days of the week are printed on the sides of the $US7 pencil with suggestions on how to best seize the day. And we're going to assume that at least one of them recommends writing something down with it. [Bloomsbury & Co via Fancy]