Desk Accessories

Pon+ Pin

Do you remember the harmless Pon Push Pin? The same folks have a new version (aptly named Pon+) that’s a bit bigger and has a smart pull tab. Pull the tab and slide your pictures/artwork underneath for easy display and no puncture wounds. The bigger size means it can hold larger loads as well.
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Price: $13.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Blanc 44110 Notebook by Metaphys

Running low on notebooks? Don’t let those ideas float away- jot them down in one of these notebooks by Metaphys. The Blanc Notebook’s pages are rounded to avoid snagging and bent corners while the semi-rigid cover protects the high-quality Japanese paper. Pages take ink beautifully and tear out easily. Did you notice the subtle gray dotted lines? They give you a graph if you need it; they’re light enough to ignore if you don’t.
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Price: $19.00
Available from: A+R Store

Phi Scissors by Hay Denmark

Pretty, pretty scissors. A carbon gold plated handle will dress up any cutting chore while two different sizes will ensure that the blade fits the job. Ugly scissors on your desktop? Of course not. It would ruin all those artistic instagram shots of your workspace and disappoint your many, many fans.
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Price: CAD40.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Ito Bindery Memo Block

Well, here’s a paper pad that makes me wish I had more notes to take. Each Ito Bindery Memo Block contains 350 tear-off sheets, and, with three modular sizes to choose from, you can combine or stack them as you wish. A recycled paperboard base gives stability and weight.
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Price: $20.00 +
Available from: Ode to Things

Standard Magnets

Small, turned, wooden magnets will only enhance those papers, notes, and tear-outs that create that elegant web of ideas you have, thus allowing that brain of yours to settle upon brilliant results previously unknown. These Standard Magnets are available from Fort Standard in a set of six and feature very strong rare-earth magnets, so they’ll hold up all manner of things (keys, perhaps?) with no problem.
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Price: $77.00
Available from: Ford Standard

Playtype Notebooks and Postcards

You could use another notebook or two to jot down your brilliant ideas, yes? Especially if it/they had a pleasing abstract multi-colored illustration on their covers, right? Playtype has a set of notebooks and postcard books with the minimal designs you see here, so you’ll have no shortage of places to put your thoughts.
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Price: $16.00 -18.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE*

Weekly Desk Pad

Do you like mapping out certain weeks, jotting down what notes you need to write to whomever deserves it? Keep track of your agenda with this fill-in ‘Social Preparedness Kit’ calendar from Egg Press. It’s laid out on a minimal white page, with plenty of room to get your social p’s and q’s organized.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: Plastica

Hay’s Tower Blocks Paper Notes

If you’re going to keep track of your to-do’s (and to-don’ts?) on paper, you might as well make that paper pretty to look at. HAY Denmark has all sorts of lovely offerings in the way of home furnishings and accessories, and we’ll just be thankful that they took the time to apply some great graphics to stacks of note paper. (Now priced at half of their original price, it’s easier to get a few instead of just one on its own.)
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Price: $14.00 - 25.00
Available from: A+R Store

Animal Mask Notecards

Animal Mask Notecards! Fun, fun, and fun. Each and every recipient of your heartfelt scribblings will get twice the amount of enjoyment from whatever sentiments you share, because they’ll have a mask as well. Maybe they’ll even attempt to make the appropriate noise for the animal, because if you’re going to wear the mask, you’ve got to pretend to be the animal, right? I think those are the rules.
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Price: $16.95
Available from: Fredericks & Mae

My Spot Bauhaus Memento Display

Hey, how about a string, a weight, and some anchors to hold up your important photos and notes? That sounds dreadfully dull, but it’s not, I promise. My Spot is just a very, very minimal approach to a pin board. Gravity keeps the string taut, allowing the anchors to hold your postcards, calendar pages, and notes within reach and perfectly displayed on a simple, horizontal line. Switch out your items easily without succumbing to the mess of a traditional bulletin board.
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Price: $150.00 - 160.00
Available from: Dwell

Hafod Grange Teasel Paperweight

A spiny head of a hand-picked teasel doesn’t sound pretty, but up close it’s a beauty to behold. Dipsacus fullonum is the plant’s proper name, by the way, and the prickly bracts are friendlier to inspect and admire when enclosed safely within polyester resin. It may be an excellent gift for anyone who appreciates botanical oddities, but I’d say you could justify purchasing one for yourself, as it is a paperweight, and therefore can be classified under office supplies. Do take a look at the full selection of Hafod Grange Paperweights, as you may want to start a collection (the Dandelion is spectacular).
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Price: $58.00
Available from: The Line

Hay Plisse Archival Folder

Do you have big stock of documents and miscellaneous paperwork? Ugh, no fun. But wait, it’ll be a snap to organize it all with this nice folder, don’t you think? Open it up to access a large fan of sections with a grid design along the sides. It folds close with a matching band to keep things tidied away. The A4 size will accommodate legal documents as well as odd notes, craft supplies, and memorabilia.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Poketo

Concrete Desk Set

One thing is for sure, these desk accessories aren’t going anywhere. They’ll not be tipped over or jostled easily, as they’re made of hefty concrete with subtle, curved edges. We first posted this collection back in 2011, so you know they’ll not be lumped in with those ‘trendy’ sorts of office supplies. All pieces are hand-cast from solid concrete.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: Areaware

Peacock Pen

Talk about signing paperwork with a flourish, this pen will give any handwritten note an air of importance. Is it slightly silly? Yes, it is, until you stop and appreciate the absurd beauty of a peacock. Then, perhaps, it becomes a little elegant and also- not to be dismissed- extremely hard for coworkers to steal from your desk without being caught.
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Price: $14.00
Available from: Poketo

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. And, it’s now on sale, from $80 to $32(!).
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Price: $32.00
Available from: A+R Store