Written by Kris on July 5, 2011. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Kris on July 5, 2011. Permalink
Written by Simon on July 1, 2011. Permalink
The Japanese have a certain way of expressing themselves in emoticons. While most of us are content with the standard colon-parentheses smiley face : ) , the Japanese prefer to use a variety of symbols, communicating a wide range of expressions beyond just happiness. The Kaoiro is a stamp specifically designed for recreating these emoticons in the very analog world of paper and print ( ^ _ ^ ).
Purchase Information:Price: ¥2,700.00
Written by Katie on June 20, 2011. Permalink
I’m a little remiss in posting this after the official launch, but as the saying goes, better late than never. Poppin is a new online shop offering great office supplies for pretty decent prices. I’ve had them bookmarked for weeks and now it seems all their products are available to purchase (their website is still in beta, though, so be kind). Whether you’d like an overhaul of your desk supplies or just a few odds and ends, their site is chock full of colorful office essentials (along with the requisite black and white pieces, of course).
Purchase Information:Price: $2.00 and up
Written by Katie on February 24, 2011. Permalink
One of life’s little annoyances is trying to get a piece of tape with one hand. This MDF dispenser by Chris Hardy has a sticky polyurethane gel base which adheres (lightly) to any surface, making one-handed procurement possible.
Includes one roll of tape.
Made of MDF.
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00
Written by Katie on January 21, 2011. Permalink
Rubber bands made of recycled bicycle tubes. Making flats useful = nice. Also, another item making flats useful is the smart IT Clip that Simon posted a while back. It allows you to make your old inner tubes into tie down straps.
A bag of 70 in assorted sizes.
Made in Switzerland by «tät-tat».
Purchase Information:Price: $7.00
Written by Troy on December 23, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published May 3, 2010), for your gift list consideration…
I don’t know whether to grrrrrr at the price or awww at how cute they are. Luckily, Makiko Yoshida designed them out of squishy and pliable polyurethane resin, so they’ll hold their shape whether I bear hug them or chuck them at the wall when the credit card bill comes.
Set of four, “white” or “brown”, and 2.75 inches in diameter
Purchase Information:Price: $152.00
Written by Katie on December 21, 2010. Permalink
From our archives (originally published November 20, 2009), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.
Two wooden parts held together with a rubber band make this unusual clipboard. The lack of metal makes it look a little more warm and friendly than traditional office supply clipboards, don’t you think?
Designed by Simon Donald for spunique. Bands may vary in colour.
Purchase Information:Price: £12.00
Written by Katie on September 9, 2010. Permalink
If you’ve got a faux allergy to plastic, consider this walnut tape dispenser. And you thought your office mates were jealous of your Swingline, just wait until you unveil this baby. Takes standard sized tape; one roll of Japanese washi paper tape included.
Purchase Information:Price: $38.00
Written by Katie on August 31, 2010. Permalink
Check out this handy stamp. It contains lots of tiny symbols that block out your address or other sensitive details in your mail. Might save you some time and/or trips to the paper shredder. Or, if you’re extremely paranoid, it’ll just place an additional security measure against those that are planning on piecing together your shredded mail.
Purchase Information:Price: $19.95
Written by Katie on August 10, 2010. Permalink
Take a look at this alternative to the binder clip. It simply slides on nice and tight with no extraneous arms.
Made of stainless steel.
Made in Japan.
Large, holds up to 60 pages, qty. 20 – $14
XLarge, holds up to 90 pages, qty. 10 – $12
Purchase Information:Price: $12.00
Written by Simon on July 8, 2010. Permalink
Scanwood is a Danish company mostly known for creating attractive and functional kitchen utensils from sustainably harvested woods. However, they looked outside the cooking area for a recently introduced line of office supplies. Six products – paper clips holder, tape dispenser, note box, pen tray, pen cup, and letter tray – are presented in all-natural maplewood, guaranteed to spruce up your work desk or home office.
More information:View Scanwood Office Supplies here
Written by Katie on June 24, 2010. Permalink
I’m sure most of you will recognize this ‘like’ stamp, and perhaps even appreciate the alternative ‘dislike’ option. Could definitely come in handy offline.
Each stamp, £9.90
The Set: Like/Dislike Stamps, and Inkpad, £20.00
Purchase Information:Price: £9.99
Written by Katie on May 26, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 19, 2010. Permalink
Rather than using folders to organize, you can use these paperclips to file documents alphabetically. Plus, you’ll have the fun of stringing them together to spell out words (during your coffee breaks, of course).
Designed by Stephen Reed.
Purchase Information:Price: £8.00
Written by Katie on April 21, 2010. Permalink
As you use this ‘edgy’ eraser, it becomes rounder like a pebble. The many edges give you a sharper point to erase, making it easier to use than normal erasers.
Available in 3 colors.
Purchase Information:Price: $5.00