Desk Organizers

ICO Basket

This little recycled cardboard basket is inspired by an icosahedron (that’s 20 sides for you non-nerds). At about 8 inches wide, it’s a great size to store all manner of stuff, specifically all those little odds and ends lying around your desk. Arrives flat packed with instructions on assembly.

Size: 8.3″ dia.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: The Vitrine

UNIT 1 by Kalon Studios

This desk cubbyhole sort of thing can either stand upright or flat, depending on how you want to use it. There’s three different sized openings for mail, magazines, books, etc. and the size makes it versatile enough to fit on a desk or stand beside an armchair.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign

Utensilo

Occasionally we’ll get emails from some of you saying that links on old posts need updating (and thank you very much for those emails, because there’s no way we’re able to spot them all on our own), and a few of you have noticed lately that this Utensilo post from Oct 2, 2007 needed some attention. So.

The Unten.Silo was designed in the 1960s by Dorothe Becker and Ingo Maurer, and has become a somewhat iconic storage solution. I love the fact that it keeps everything in its right place, whether it be in a office workspace, playroom, or kitchen.

Available in white, red, or black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Velocity Art And Design

Daniel Emma Desk Accessories

It’s difficult to convey just how lovely these desk accessories are. First seen at 100% Design* last year and more recently spotted over at Theo, the collection has not lost any bit of its initial charm, though I am a bit dismayed I can’t quite splurge on the whole set in one go. Instead, I’ll have to settle for buying one piece at a time until my desktop is graced with the complete collection. Each piece has a satisfying heft, and though petite in scale, there’s a distinct beauty in the choice of materials for each simple shape.

*Not that it matters to your purchasing decision, but the Australian Designer duo Daniel and Emma seem like incredibly nice people and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00 and up
Available from: Theo

USB Battleship

Organize your cables with this USB Battleship Hub. Created by the design duo Giffin’ Termeer, the idea was that the “boat shape could be an ‘organizing image’ to visually manage the tangle”… it’s also weighted so that it won’t topple over.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00
Available from: Kikkerland

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Transformer Filepack

Well, looky here. This folder transforms into a carrying-box with just a few steps. So if you have just a short stack of papers, the file is perfect… and if your short stack becomes tall, make the file into the carrying box to accommodate. Pretty smart.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Yanko Design Store

Less&More Organizers

I’m trusting you had a good weekend in light of all the festivities (the rally, the costumes, etc.)? Now that you’re back at your desk (sanity firmly in place), maybe you’ll see need of these handy organizers by Less&More via their Etsy shop. There’s quite a few options, so whether you need it for pens and pencils or craft supplies, they’re sure to get stuff sorted and ready for your creative fingertips.

Desk Organizer (shown above), $57.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $57.00
Available from: Less&More

Umamy Concrete Desk Accessories

I just stumbled across this neat set of cast concrete desk accessories from Israeli design group Umamy. Simply titled “Concrete Office Helpers”, this line of organizers are sure to add a bit of industrial-chic styling (and quite a bit of heft) to your desk.  The entire set currently costs $300, but individual pieces can also be purchased.

Toothy Cable Tidy

Searching under the desk for cables should be a thing of the past with all the cord management options available. This brushed steel tooth comb attaches to the edge of your desk (teeth either upwards or sideways) via double-sided tape or a screw.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £9.99
Available from: Mocha

Blu Dot 2d3d Catch-All Tray

Update: This is on sale for $7.95 from the MoMA Store… I’m sure the price is only good until it sells out, so hurry if you want one. (09/30/10)

This isn’t a new product, but good design always deserves mentioning. The Blu Dot 2d3d Catch-all Tray is a simple, steel tray that’s shipped flat. A few folds here and there and you have yourself a neat tray to keep your desk tidy. Available in gray, white, and red.

Material: Powdercoated steel.
Dimension: 9″ W x 1″ H x 13″ D
Colors: Gun Metal, White, Fire Engine Red

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Design Public

Gom Series Pen Tray

No more searching around for your favorite pens or pencils, because if you get this tray, you’ll use it. Sure, it’s a tad pricy, but depositing your writing implements on the soft (therefore quiet) rubber surface would appear to be entirely satisfactory.

7.1″L x 18.4″W x 0.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: K-Shop

Wood Boxes with Lacquered Lids

I’ve never been into West Elm’s style ever, a bit too drab and generally unexciting for me. However they’re definitely on the right track here with these new wood boxes. Woodgrain combined with super glossy lacquer is a great combination.

Material: Ash
Dimensions: Small 9″w x 4″d x 1.75″h, Large 12″w x 8″d x 4″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Wood Boxes with Lacquered Lids here

Wood Desk Set

There’s a slight sale on some of these wood desktop items. Maybe you’ll want to snap some of them up before they’re gone (if they’re discontinued, that is).

Wood Desk Tray, was $18.00, Now: $12.60
Wood Paperclip Holder, was $18.00, Now: $9.00
Wood Pencil Holder, was $18.00, Now: $9.00
Wood Photo Box, was $38.00, Now: $26.60
Wood Tape Dispenser, $24.00
Japanese Masking Tape (Set of 3), $12.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy Wood Desk Set here

Capsule Desk Organizer

I’ve never liked desk organizers that attempt to jam every conceivable item and tool into one compartment. The Capsule Desk Organizer simply holds a few pens and pencils, sticky notes, sticky note flags, and has a great design.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Capsule Desk Organizer here

Bamboo Wall Panel by Three by Three Seattle

If you’ve got a clutter-y entryway or kitchen spot that seems to attract keys, mail and whatnots into a big ol’ mess, perhaps consider getting that junk sorted with this bamboo wall panel organizer. You can use dry erase markers to write notes and messages plus there’s hooks and cups to hold whatever you need holding.

Available in two styles; the bare panel can be hung vertically or horizontally, the channel panel�s stainless steel accessories slide into the exclusive channel system, tucked behind the front panel. The small channel panel has one bottom channel and comes with: two hooks, bamboo cup & holder, magnetic strip, 3 strong magnets, dry erase pen. The large channel panel has two channels and comes with: letter holder, three hooks, bamboo cup & holder, magnetic strip, 4 strong magnets.

Mounting hardware included.
Large � 31 1/2″ W x 15 3/4″ H
Small � 23 1/2″ W x 11 3/4″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Wall Panel by Three by Three Seattle here