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Desk Accessories

Holo Tape Dispenser

Is there anything wrong with your tape dispenser? Because if there is, you have an excellent reason to try out this circular approach by the Japanese brand METAPHYS. Not only does the case allow you to hold the dispenser firmly in your hand, but it also lends itself to easily hang on a hook. Less desktop clutter? Yes, please.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Leibal Store

Super Joy, Splash, Sprinkles Notebook Sets

Every now and then a jolt of color and/or pattern will do you some good, so prescribe yourself a Super Joy, Sprinkles, Splash, or Confetti Notebook Set. Or, go crazy and get them all; I’m sure you’ll fill them up fast with all your great ideas. Don’t they cheer you up, just by looking at them?
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Price: $9.95 ea.
Available from: MoMA Store

Sheffield Kevlar Shears

Arm yourself with these shears and there will be nothing you can’t cut. Designed to cut through Kevlar (a para-aramid synthetic fiber, by the way), the Sheffield Shears will cut through practically any household material- tape, cardboard, thick fabric, you name it- as they’re extremely sharp and indestructible.
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Price: $98.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Language Learning Notebook

Want to learn a new language? The Language Learning Notebook will help, as it has lines specifically for you to write your word or sentence, its pronunciation, and its translation, all in a neat and orderly fashion. Keep track of your dates at the top of each page, and, if you’re particularly optimistic, get the set of 3 ($18.95) for tracking your progress to fluency.
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Price: $6.95
Available from: Mochi things

I’m Light Notebooks

These notebooks are just what they say they are: light. With over 600 blank pages to fill with your creative ideas and drawings, you’d expect them to be dense and heavy. However, they’re made from high-quality eco friendly paper, so they’re surprisingly light. And, for those of us that like to fill the whole page, the binding lays flat. Thumbs up.
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Price: $8.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Daily Fiction

If you go weak in the knees for stationery stuff, you’re in trouble. Normann Copenhagen recruited Denmark-based designers Femmes RĂ©gionales to create over 200 different designs in the Daily Fiction collection. There’s 18 colors and four abstract terrazzo prints all over notebooks, stickers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, pens, pencils, and more… all that’s left to say is good luck picking which ones you’ve got to add to your collection.
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Price: $3.00 - 40.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Compact Weather Station

Yes, you could rely on your smartphone for the weather forecast, but wouldn’t it be more fun to read an an aneroid-capsule barometer, bimetallic dial thermometer, and mechanical coil hygrometer, all from your desktop or kitchen counter? Those three tools are all in this Compact Weather Station, which measures in at 5″ diameter and 1.5″ depth. You’ll be able to read just what to expect from the climate, indoors and out, and look like an old school smartypants (in the best possible way) whilst doing so.
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Price: $148.00
Available from: Best Made Co.

Rule of Thirds Finder

Similar to the Golden Section Finder, this little pocket sized gazing device helps you break images into the Rule of Thirds (first written down by John Thomas Smith in 1797, fyi). This ratio is found all over the place- in photography, art, advertisements, etc.- and once you start looking for it, there’s no doubt you’ll find it. It might also encourage you to “create compelling compositions” of your own in photographs or other artworks by placing your subjects just off center.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Areaware

Tangram Erasers

Uh, Tangram Erasers? Of course we need a set. Do you know the history of the Tangram? Do you have fond memories of making shapes with one when you were younger? Maybe you could see if your brain still has the skills to hammer out a few puzzles with these erasers, knowing they could always do some erasing if you fail to have fun with the puzzle part.
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Price: $2.50
Available from: Kikkerland

Prism Magnifier 120mm

That’s right, there’s the smaller Prism Magnifier, and now there’s the larger 120mm version. Through the prism, images and texts are shown at 1.5x the actual size, so we can study things a little closer and maybe squint a little less. As a bonus benefit, if sunlight happens to hit the prism at the right angle, you’ll get a little rainbow across your desk.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Areaware

U Desktop Caddy

Do you feel like sometimes you need a second desk for work overflow? Join the club. Perhaps adding the U Desktop Caddy by wstudiog will give you the extra storage you need, as it adds a long, vertical spot to stand journals, notes, gadgets, and writing utensils. The high sides keep your visual space uncluttered as well, which is always nice when things get chaotic.
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Price: $295.00
Available from: DESU DESIGN

Brass Pencil and Case

Know someone that’s always writing and sketching with a pencil? Pair Miho Hashimoto’s Brass Pencil with the Brass Pencil Case for a thoughtful gift. The pencil fits inside its holder for a more compact writing utensil, while the case is the perfect spot to keep an extra couple of favorite pens and other necessities. Both holder and case will change color over time as they oxidize.
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Price: $14.00 - 40.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Rule/One

How much do you want the Rule/One? I guess that all depends how often you measure things, or how often you need a straight line. The Rule/One is a aluminum ruler and a pen, all in one. The pen clicks into place inside the spine of the ruler thanks to a strong magnet. With three interchangeable heads (pen on paper, stylus tablet, or lanyard attachment), you can alter it to suit your needs. Plus, its droplet shape makes it suitable as a bookmark as well.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Poketo

Spring Scissors

Update your cutting tool options by adding the Spring Scissors to your desk drawer or toolbox. Made from a a single piece of metal, the flattened and sharpened blades hold tension purely from the bent spring of the handle. Oh, and need it be pointed out that these scissors are appropriate for both left and right hands?
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Dueto Fineliner Pen + Stylus

Do you use a stylus? Here’s a pen-plus-stylus combo that’s sleek and stylish. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it features a fine-line ink pen with a retractable digital stylus. The blue option will grab attention, but if you (or the intended recipient) prefer something understated, go with the gun metal or champagne gold option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store