Desk Accessories

Numbers Desk Set

You might have seen the Numbers Notepad before, but have you checked out the Blueprint Notepad? I’m taking a serious liking to the whole collection by Mateo Ilasco and the Numbers Desk Set (which includes both notepads along with some number clips) is looking mighty tempting.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Available from: Mateo Ilasco

You Are Here Bookmark Pad

If you’re a big reader and you tend to take notes, perhaps this bookmark pad will come in handy. Keep track of important pages as well as title, author, date started, and date finished. 25 tear-off bookmarks are included on a cardstock pad.

Measures 7 inches L x 1 3/4 inches W.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.45
Available from: The Spoon Sisters

Moustache Clips

Whether you’re tired of them or not, moustaches are here to stay. It was only a matter of time before they appeared in the form of a clip; now your reports and paperwork can have that jaunty air that only a proper moustache can bring. Silly? Yes. Sort of fun? Definitely.

1 inch L x 1/2 inch H.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Available from: Spoon Sisters

50 County Fair Field Notes

I’ve always liked the look of Field Notes, and now Fab.com has this limited edition set of all 50 County Fair Field Notes Notebooks for $74 (reg. $99). County Fair Field Notes, if you’re not familiar, are memo books that highlight an individual U.S. state by featuring facts and figures on the back covers. A custom box with six Clic Pens are included.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $74.00
Available from: Fab.com

Collator 10

You’ll not be surprised that this expandable rack was originally made out of wood in 1924, as it’s most certainly not the most sleek and modern storage option out there. However, that’s its distinct appeal; the industrial quality of (recycled) aluminum makes for a no-nonsense file system that allows you to easily see all papers, projects, etc. and have them right at hand. The collator can be hung vertically on the wall or kept horizontally on your work surface. Previously priced at $140, it’s now on sale for $98.

Note: Or, as Brian and Joe commented below, you can get one from a stationery or office supply store for around $30. Thanks guys. Here are a few links: $26.12 at
thetwistergroup.com, $27.68 at shoplet.com, or $33.02 at Amazon.

Made in Germany.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

SmartGrid™ Adhesive Notes

Post-Its are oh-so-convenient, as you might know, and for those of us that find them integral to our work habits, let’s take a moment to appreciate this grid version. I can’t think of all the ways these would come in handy, but I know I would use the heck out of them. Perhaps one could graph a few quadratic functions (as one does, often), sketch out a simple organizational chart, or just make the grocery list neat and tidy.

Genuine Post-It ® brand
50 notes per pad
Set of three pads

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com

Midori Brass Ruler

If you liked the Brass Clip Numbers, you might also consider adding this ruler to your desk tools. Made of solid brass, it has a nice weight to it and has one raised edge to prevent smudging. There’s also a lovely Brass Pen if you appreciate consistency.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Available from: baum-kuchen

Virgo Metal Wall Organizer

This wall organizer is on sale from $59.95, which makes it an absolute steal if you’re in dire need of a landing pad for notes and messages (and keys and letters, etc.). It looks like powder coated steel, but you might want to email the retailer before purchasing just to make sure (and be sure to ask after the dimensions too so you’re not surprised when it arrives and it’s bigger/smaller than you had hoped).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: Nood Furniture & Design

Will You Ever Use Me Again?

Artist and designer Dino Snachez created this series of pencils as a reminder that “technology has displaced our use of a basic, steadfast tool of craft.” Apparently New Yorkers will soon find them throughout the city (especially Apple stores), as they’re meant to be taken and used by the public.

Sold as a set of 10 pencils.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: The Vitrine

Thanks/Thank You

This set features two different hand drawn thank you designs (set includes 3 of each design) printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper. The inside of each card is left blank for your message. Each card is paired with a recycled kraft paper envelope.

This set includes:
3 thanks, 3 thank you

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Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Available from: Pawling

Letterpress Action Clips

Even though i’m paper free–these still appeal to the organizer in me.

Noone likes an office manager shouting at you, so employ these clips instead. Each one has a call to action; review, file, pay & urgent. Each clip (1.75″) is made from thick, letterpressed board with a metal clip attached to the back. 4 clips served up in a little tub.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £9.00
Available from: Present&Correct

Small to Tall Containers

Set of four containers slipcast in ceramic stoneware or earthenware, finished with food-safe glazes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Supermarket: JFish Designs

Huh. Stamp

I like these little snarky “stamps of disapproval”. Perfect for when you’re feeling a little “meh” about the quality of someone’s work.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: The Curiosity Shoppe

Kaoiro Japanese Emoticon Stamp

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 ( ^ _ ^ ).
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Purchase Information:

Price: ¥2,700.00
Available from: gung

SmartDate™ Calendar Sleeves

If you’ve not switched to paper-free living, these calendar sleeves will keep your receipts organized by month. I can see them working perfectly in a journal/notebook or even on a bulletin board; it all depends on where you’re likeliest to deposit your paperwork.

- 5-5/8” x 8-3/8”
- Set of 12 pockets

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com