Desk Accessories

Brass Desk Set

How do you get yourself excited about work now that summer is over? You could think about your fall wardrobe, cooler weather, and the approaching winter holidays, or you could buy some new desk organizers. I vote for the latter, as it brings about less stress. The four-piece Brass Desk Set by Danish designer Trine Andersen (of Ferm Living) might get you to tidy up those odds and ends and make your desk look like it belongs to someone who needs a promotion.
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Price: $39.00 - 125.00
Available from: Poketo

Double Sided B&W Notebooks

Hey, we all need a little encouragement now and then, and what better way to remind yourself that you’re something special than a simple black and white notebook that says so? Pick one of these three Double Sided B&W Notebooks with the encouraging phrases on their covers and you’ll be set right anytime you’re feeling a bit down before a meeting or brainstorming session. These could also be a fun gift for a co-worker, friend, or family member, so maybe get a few- one for yourself and a couple to give away.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Poketo

Pencil Tray Large

Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo Collection is full of interesting items, and you’ll no doubt see several of them featured over the next few days. This large Pencil Tray has the same mix of solid oak and lacquered stainless steel as the B-Desk and offers organization for pens, pencils, and other small desk accessories. There’s a Pencil Holder as well, shown below, with the same color options of Salmon Red, Yellow, White, or Agate Grey.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Lekker Home

NeoLucida Drawing Aid

If you’ve ever said you can’t draw, then you need this thingamajig. The NeoLucida Drawing Aid is a portable camera lucida and it utilizes a prism to project a desired image onto a piece of paper for tracing. This saves time, of course, as it helps you get the drawing right the first time around. Created by Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin, the NeoLucida is adjustable, compact enough to fit in a bag, and effective in all lighting conditions.
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Price: $48.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Nest Office Caddy

Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: A+R Store

HAY Tape Block Dispenser

What to do with your favorite washi tape rolls? Organize them neatly upon the Tape Block Dispenser from HAY, that’s what. Simple beech wood dispensers have room for either 1, 3 or 5 rolls of tape, so you’ll be ready to tape up whatever package or envelope with no fussing about.
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Price: $26.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Postalco Leather Snap Pad

You may or may not need a leather bound notepad, but, nevertheless, let’s all admire the mosaic detail on Postalco’s Snap Pad. Choose between small and large, with a variety of colors for the squares-within-a-square design.

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Price: $262.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Petal Cup and Tray

While you’re sweeping up whatever debris that hides around your desk, you might as well assess whether you need some serious organizers like this Petal Cup and Tray from Dino Sanchez. They’re made of powder coated steel, so they’ll last a very long time, and are available in three colors: avocado green, powder blue, and cream. So, now, go on and get to it: organize, corral, and conquer that disorganized stack of stuff!
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Price: $85.00 - 110.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards

A handwritten note is hard to beat, no matter how gifted you are at typing out a heartfelt message. I could go on and on to try and convince you to pick up a pen, but Set Edition’s Chipboard Postcards will most likely do the job for me, as their simple graphics won’t get in the way of your impressive (good or bad) handwriting.
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Price: $4.00 each
Available from: Set Editions

Wörther Wood Mechanical Pencil

I’ve held my share of mechanical pencils, and there’s something entirely comfortable about the hexagonal, thick barrel of the Wörther Wood Mechanical Pencil. That ergonomic shape starts to become very important when you’re sketching or writing for longer periods of time, as you might know if you’re in any creative field. Plus, the fact the 3 mm thick graphite lead doesn’t need sharpening means that it’s an excellent tool for anyone who relies on a pencil for getting their ideas down on paper (or wood, metal, paper, or plastic, as the lead will work on almost every material).
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Indigo Basic Roll Pencil Case

If all your pens and pencils rattle around on your desk and in your bag, you need to consider a pen case. This one will make a nice home for your writing implements as it’s handcrafted from high quality waterproof felt. It can carry around 20 to 25 pens/pencils, so you’ll not need to be picky with your collection. (Ladies, this case could do double duty as makeup brush storage when traveling as well.)
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Price: $29.99
Available from: VAULT

MATT Pen Holders

How about a ring to round up your pens and pencils? The MATT collection is made of black soft plastisol, a textured, somewhat flexible material that feels like rubber. Choose between the Ring, $45, or Oval, $59.
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Price: $45.00 - 59.00
Available from: Leibal

Crescendo Wall-mounted Tackboard

No matter how hard we all try to minimize bits and pieces of paper and cards and invites, they show up unbidden in our bags and on our countertops. What to do? Don’t buy a normal (boring) cork board to keep yourself organized, buy this tackboard with stripes! That’s right, it’s a tackboard, made of thin strips of industrial mill-made paper, all of which are stacked tightly together for the express purpose of holding your miscellany all in one place.
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Price: $59.95
Available from: CB2

On a Roll Tape Dispenser

A tape dispenser is rarely described as anything other than just plain (snore) useful, but black + blum have certainly put their brains to use in creating one that is decidedly better than above average- and that translates into pretty damn good. Yep, you read it right, that’s a ‘damn’ in front of a ‘good’ and I’m talking about a tape dispenser.

Gravity removes the need for a separate spindle and the cast iron is heavy enough to use with one hand. So, it’s minimal, durable, and functional? Check, check, and check. And high five to you, black + blum, for creating an excellent alternative to the cheap and unattractive plastic versions found on too many desktops. If I shared an office with anyone other than my dog, I’d be hinting pretty hard that I’d want this for the next gift exchange.

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Price: $43.50
Available from: black + blum

Handy Gold Caddy

If you’re going to have anything on your desk or dining table called a ‘caddy’ you might as well make it gold, or gold-plated, at least. A black pine handle shows off the oh-so-shiny gold, and it could hold your mail, pens and notepads just as easily as flatware and napkins. Less is usually more, so don’t go overboard with other gold accessories. You don’t want to blind coworkers or family members with your show of wealth, now, do you?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: CB2