Drink More Ink

No don’t do that! Only the plant should! No not that plant! This one! This is a plant that’s inside a pen, and it isn’t even alive. Except in your imagination. This is a concept design from Igor Lobanov would have you believe that not only do plants live inside pens just fine, even in the dark, but that also they can live on ink. That’s crazy talk! What are you even saying! Just let it sit there in the inkwell for a little bit and experience the magic.

Yes siree, this plant basically inflates with ink. The containment plant inside the bulk of the pen acts the same basic way a vacuum cleaner does, inflating as it takes in more ink. The ink is inserted through the tip as it sits resting in the inkwell, and as the blue ink fills up the yellow plant, it becomes a more natural green.

How spiffy!

Designer: Igor Lobanov

Sprout Pen grows a plant in your pen that lives on ink by Igor Lobanov




  • shureiman says:


    P.S. Молодец!

  • qwerty says:

    cool would actually considering buying this novelty

  • Elias says:

    Muy copado eso, lo vendes? o solo es prototipo?

  • The Realist says:

    So the ink starts in the well at the bottom of the pen, and when the pen is inserted the ink overcomes both its own weight and the compressive force in the tubing wall in order to rise up and expand the tubing? An interesting idea, though about as likely as Newton sitting under a tree, placing an apple on his head and having it suddenly fly up into the branches.

    It may also be worth pointing out that if you fill a tube made from translucent yellow material (which transmits red and green light but absorbs blue) with blue liquid, it will appear black. Not green.

  • Jek says:

    ваще кул!!! very cool!!!

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  • mina says:

    WOW ~ i wanna buy the pen

  • mark says:

    replying to an earlier comment, if the pressure in the tube was adjusted, it would be very possible to have the ink drawn into the “plant” attempting to equalize. getting the pen to then write may be an issue, but its definitely possible barring a few kinks to work out. I think the design is positively gorgeous!!

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