Desk Accessories

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Classic cameras might be a little outdated, but you can do your part to keep their spirit alive with this stationery pack from Paper Pastries.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

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Available from: MoMA Store

Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit

Yellow Owl Workshop have been known for creating fun and beautifully illustrated stamp sets, but for the latest kit, they’ve decided not to hog all the fun. The Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit is an all-in-one kit to create and print your own stamps. The kit includes: 3×4 linoleum block with cutters, stamp pad, cards, envelopes, gift tags, and an autographed version of Print Workshop, Yellow Owl’s DIY guide to printed matter of all mediums and STUFF, all packaged in a handprinted gift box.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Yellow Owl Workshop

Roberu Leather Pen Case

Ah, the eternal quest for a perfect pen case, doesn’t it keep you up at night? Of course it does, because what else do you have to worry about? So, throw some money around and pick up one of these classic leather pen cases from Leather Factory Roberu. They’ll do your writing instruments proud.
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Price: $98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Q&A a Day Journal

Ever wonder how you change each year? This journal will show you just what you were thinking for five years of your life. With quesitons at the top of date page, fill in your answer each day and when you’re finished, you simply start over. As years go by, you’ll be able to see how your answers change or remain the same.
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Price: $16.99
Available from: Blackbird

Big Idea Adhesive Notes

If you buy it, they will come… if you’re lucky. Be ready to jot down your ‘comments/thoughts/ideas/stuff’ and the ‘tasks/to do’ associated with the next great idea on this specific pad of notes. 50 notes per pad, set of three pads.

dimensions: 4 x 5-7/8”

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Price: $10.00
Available from: russell+hazel

Postino Desk Accessories

Looking for a set of desk accessories? The Postino collection by Alexis Georgacopoulos are inspired by the folds of a paper envelope, if you haven’t already guessed. The open edges give the aluminum material “a conceptual lightness”, though I’m sure if you decide to throw them at anyone they’ll be appropriately heavy.
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Price: $26.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

Office Speak Rotating Stamp

Add this to your office stamp collection and see how many phrases you can use on paperwork without annoying your coworkers. Or buy as a gift for someone else to purposefully annoy their coworkers. It should be noted that it would have been enormously helpful to include the phrase ‘this should have been emailed’ just to truly thumb one’s nose at others and, of course, align oneself with the paperless movement.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Knock Knock

Wörther Shorty Lead Holder

This was a favorite find of mine during a recent visit to Hand Eye Supply. I swear by my trusty Staedler lead holder for fine lines and controlled precision, but I can’t help but want to buy this Wörther Shorty for just the opposite reason; fast sketching and writing with big, fat strokes, compliments of its hefty 3mm soft lead. Available in plastic, natural aluminum, and maple. Prices range from $15 – $35 depending on material. Comes with two spare leads.
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Price: $14.00
Available from: Hand Eye Supply