Desk Accessories

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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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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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

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Price: $18.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com

Penguin Mini Notebooks

Sadly, the Penguin merchandise seems to be heading in the same direction of Pantone: oversaturation. However, if you can get beyond the fact that there’s way too many products to choose from, there’s quite a few gems. Many items would be excellent gifts, of course, separately or grouped together. There also looks to be Penguin deckchairs and tea towels, though no retailer seems to have any in stock (shoot).

Shown above: Penguin Set of 4 Mini Notebooks, $10.68
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Price: $10.68 and up
Available from: Bloomsbury Store

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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Price: $16.00
Available from: The Vitrine

Poppin Office Supplies

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).

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Price: $2.00 and up
Available from: Poppin

Leuchtturm Peka Springback Binder

If you care about presentation, or just simply the way papers or collections are kept, you’ll probably nerd out a little with me about this binder. Originating around 1917 from the KABE Verlag (KABE publication) company, the Springback binder was intended to instantly bind documents into a book, singly or in batches. A hidden binding can be opened and closed to rearrange or add contents, making it functional as a regular binder yet more secure as with a book cover. Keep in mind that the spine of the binder is rather large to accommodate the function, but I’d say that’s a small price to pay for such a finished look.

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Price: $23.00
Available from: Kikkerland Design

A Goal Planner

As we all know, goals are often easy to dream up but sometimes very hard to accomplish. Designer Victor Jack Mathieux set out to make a planner that has a step-by-step guide for setting goals. Intended for absolutely anyone, the easy format is a snap to follow and will help you define your resources and action plan. Once you have the plan down on paper, all that’s left is putting it into practice. Could be a thoughtful gift for a recent graduate.

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Price: $9.99
Available from: A Goal Planner

Poketo Daily Calendar

We’ve featured a similar version of this before, but this version is updated with more pages and a different color, and now it’s offered again stateside, so I thought it was worth another visit.

This hefty calendar features a monthly planner, a weekly and daily calendar and a blank area for notes, all color coded by section.
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Price: $24.00
Available from: Supermarket

Polapost Polaroid Postcards

Revive the polaroid (and postcards) with these Polaposts. You simply insert your regular photos inside the white bordered sleeve, seal it, slap on a stamp (and a message on the writable backside, if you wish) and stick it in the mail. The recipient of your photo will be pleased, I’m sure.
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Price: $15.00 for 7
Available from: Photojojo

Perforated Bookmark Paper

Each of these eight bookspines can act as a bookmark; the set is perforated so you can pull them apart as needed. Talk about a great add-on gift for the readers in your world. Also, you must check out these money clips, and when I say must, I mean it: Bacon, Cheddar, and Bones.

—Perforated light paper stock
—Imported
—1″ x 6.5″

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Price: $6.00
Available from: Jack Spade

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Spaces for Ideas Expandable Sketchbook

If you have to put pen to paper to sketch out your ideas, then take a look at this expandable sketchbook. While the book measures a smaller A6 size (14.8cm high and 12.5cm wide with spine), each of its 5 pages expands into a larger A3 size. Not a bad size for something that fits easily into your bag. Also, for Design Sojourn’s 1st Birthday, they are offering free shipping for any amount of sketchbooks you purchase. (Birthday sale is over.)
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Price: $13.00
Available from: Design Sojourn

Think Note Jotter Centennial

This notepad has the IBM values message imprinted inside, which is nice in an old-school familiar sort of way. Black with white THINK imprint on cover. Only drawback it seems is you might have to order them in bulk. (Does any retailer have them for sale individually?)

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Price: $1.81
Availability: Buy Think Note Jotter Centennial here

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Arwey Notebook Set #3

Here’s a nice five notebook gift set for your favorite artist / high thinker / writer.

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Price: $68.00
Available from: Arwey Store

One Day at a Time Notepad Set

Should you need reminding, this notepad set has the hours, minutes and seconds in the day. Maybe you could organize your tasks by how much time they take? Just an idea.

Sold as a trio.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: russellandhazel.com