Art is, by nature, fluid. It takes virtually any form, utilizes different media, and can even change the way we see the world. Designer Takuma Yamazaki has taken the simple pencil and made it aural art via the “Sound of Drawing” Amplified Friction Pencil that takes the sound of writing or drawing with a pencil and magnifies it as it moves across the paper. The idea behind it is to turn the pencil into a type of musical instrument, adding dimension and a new source of creativity for those with hearing loss, as well for those with normal hearing. His original approach to drawing netted Yamazaki the coveted top prize at the Kokuyo Design Awards for 2018. No word on how loud the “Sound of Drawing” amplifies the crack of the lead breaking.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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