Here’s What A $3,000 Set Of Colored Pencils Looks Like

Would you pay over $3,000 for set of colored pencils?

If you want a set of 350 designer colored (whoops, make that coloured) pencils from Faber-Castell (since 1761, btw), you would. But not just any designer. This is the limited edition Karlbox by Karl Lagerfeld, dahling.

The set was designed to resemble a Chinese wedding cabinet, and only 2,500 were made. This set goes for 2,500 GBP, or at the current exchange rate, $3,334. Mental Floss says it’s sold out on so you’re going to have to hunt around a bit. (Couldn’t find nary a one on eBay. Personally, I’m a 128-count Crayola guy, myself.)


Not only does Faber-Castell make one nifty-coloured pencil box set, they sure can write some spiffy ad copy. I’m not quite sure what this means, but it sounds good.

The Karlbox is a unique homage to Karl Lagerfeld as well as an expression of the symbiosis between artist and tool; a special tribute to the inexhaustible creative power of designers, without whom our world would be without shape or colour.

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Wait—there’s more!

It is divided into several drawers which include the primary colours. Therefore, in total, the Karlbox contains 350 drawing instruments: markers, crayons, colour pencils, including reds, blacks, greens, yellows and blues set out like a colour chart. It is a valuable item, a timeless and luxurious case that Faber-Castell and KARL LAGERFELD want to offer as a limited edition that is numbered and which comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Daggone. Better get two of them then!

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What amuses me while drawing is the fact to draw. To me drawing is like breathing and writing. These are things that almost relax me. -K.L.

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Karlism Of The Day:

I’m Like Perishable Goods: What I Say Doesn’t Keep. -K.L.