Desk Accessories

Tally Notebooks

Let’s hope that your victories well outnumber any regrets or expectations, but nevertheless, you can now keep track with these 100% recycled notebooks. Keep in mind these notebooks are of a smaller size, so they’d be easy to carry around in a pocket or bag- better to keep your tally accurate, I suppose. Could be a nice small gift for a graduate, depending on your point of view (as in, don’t just get them the ‘regrets’ notebook, that’s just mean).
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Set Editions

Spring To It

Spring To It is a simple piece of spring steel that can be used in a multitude of ways. Hold papers upright, clamp things flat to table, hang it over door as a hook, and who knows what else you can do with it.  Comes in a set of four mixed colors; green, orange, yellow, white.
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Price: £12.00
Available from: Spunique

Triangle Notebook

Update: Remember this guy? MoMA has it in stock again, with a slight modification to its branding (now it says ‘MoMA Triangle Notebook’).

I’m not quite sure how a triangular shape notebook would benefit those of us that like notebooks, other than for novelty’s sake, but maybe that’s reason enough. (For example, I thought I’d skip posting this, but I kept coming back to it.) This notebook belongs to MoMA’s Destination: Istanbul, which means it’s available for a limited time only.

Features 144 ruled pages and a durable black fabric cover.
Made in Turkey
Size: 9l x 9w x .5″h.

From our archives; originally posted May 18, 2011.

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Price: $17.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Short Order Designer Notepads

Here’s a clever way to take notes on your design projects. These notepads feature plenty of room for initial project notes in a very familiar layout. This would be a great gift for any designer, so you might want to bookmark it for future reference. $1.00 from each pad sold also goes to NAMI to help fight the stigma of mental illness.
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Price: $7.00
Available from: Oreste Graphic Design

Eco A5 Notebook

The cover shows the contents; the exterior design is the same on the interior pages (except the pages are offwhite). Choose between the Lined or Grid cover, or choose both if you are in need of an extra notebook. FYI: This notebook fits the Notefolio perfectly.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Poketo

YMSK Triangle Clips

If you think the standard paper or binder clip cannot be improved, think again. Yamsaki Design Works has made a simple revision in shape that improves the function of a paperclip. The triangle clips lay flat, thus keeping a low profile when holding papers together, and leave the paper unwarped when slipped off. Small changes, sure, but small details sometimes make a big difference.
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Price: $12.50
Available from: MUHS HOME

Antica Cartotecnica Vintage Pencils

Sometimes a bit of elegance and simplicity in package design goes a long way. In this case, five pencils are housed in a minimalist cardstock case, and presented beautifully upon opening. Each set includes a variety of five vintage European pencils dating from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. Would make a great gift for any office & art supplies geek.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Vetted

Check List Stamp

If you like your lists nice and tidy, take a look at this acrylic check list stamp from MUJI. For $3.75, you’ll have a much neater frame than just eyeballing it. Repeat the stamp for a longer list, or just do one for a short ‘to-do’ memo each day. (Ink pad is not included.)
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Price: $3.75
Available from: MUJI

Izola Letter Opener

Combine a letter opener with a ruler? Sure, why not? Made from brass-plated alloy, one side has centimeter metrics with the slogan, ‘Follow the rules.’ The other side has inch metrics with the slogan, ‘Break the rules.’ Actually, it looks like that’s opposite from the image shown, so be prepared for a flip flop of slogans. Regardless, it’s always nice to see one tool with multiple functions.
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Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Izola Letter Opener here

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Toolbox by Arik Levy

Sure, we can hope to organize everything perfectly in neat stacks in drawers and other appropriate places, but sometimes it’s easier to just chuck it into a box, or even better, a toolbox. Store your scissors, tape, rulers, or whatever else you like to keep on hand in this open toolbox and move it from desk to worktable and back again with little fuss. Lots of colors to choose from too.

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Price: $60.00
Available from: YLiving

Leaf-it Ivy

Ooo, there’s an ivy option for the Leaf-it sticky memo pads. So now when you’ve got a bajillion things to remember, your workspace will be covered in paper ivy instead of just looking like a cluttered mess… well, it still might look cluttered, but it will at least look more natural.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Woodpecker Note

These woodpecker notes by Jonghwan Kim of tale design studio will remind you just where your paper comes from. Each notebook has a bark-like cover with the inside pages showing the grain and pattern of a particular species of tree. Choose between Oriental white oak, Pine tree, Ginko, Platanus, and White birch.

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Price: $30.00 - 40.00
Available from: designboom shop

Classic Camera Stationery Pack

Classic cameras might be a little outdated, but you can do your part to keep their spirit alive with this stationery pack from Paper Pastries. Includes 8 flat gray cards, 8 cobalt blue envelopes and 8 blank kraft labels. Also available from the MoMA Store, $19.95.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Paper Pastries

Apologies Card Set

If you’re constantly apologizing for someone’s behavior (yours or your friend/loved one), at least be proper about it. These cards to do the talking for you, especially as there’s nothing like a handwritten note to show your sincerity. Also, take note of the ‘I Do Want This Back’ Card Set, shown below, which is perfect for making your intentions clear when lending something out.

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Quirk Gallery

Paperways Keyboard Weekly Pad

This looks to be quite similar to Desk-It Adhesive Notepads, in size and in price (but they’re not adhesive). There’s 50 tear-off pages with a subtle geometric pattern and days of the week sections to keep track of your appointments.

Size: 3.75l x 11.75″w.
Designer: J. Han

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Price: $8.95
Available from: MoMA Store