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Desk Accessories

50/50 Color Pencil Set

Instead of carrying around (or stashing away) 24 color pencils, how about just 12 two tone pencils? This tin of double-ended full size colored pencils will keep all your favorite colors on hand without taking up too much space in your pencil case or desk drawer.

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Price: $12.50
Available from: Spoon Sisters

Little Thank You Notes

This is such a nice way to express your appreciation. This set of 25 individual thank you notes are small enough to carry around and leave about wherever you want. Maybe your server or salesperson was prompt and courteous, or maybe your coworker did something that made your day easier; it’d be easy to leave a note and let them know you noticed. It’s not specified what all the cards say, but two photos show two cards with ‘Thank you for your lovely hospitality’ and ‘Thank you for the superb service.’


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Price: $14.00
Available from: Fifiduvie

Droog File Organizer

Spending too much time searching for a particular book (or cd, if you still have them)? Alphabetize them first, then consider adding these organizers from Droog. Cross out the appropriate letter or number with a marker, then fold the paper to create a corner stand. See video from Droog below.


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Price: $25.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

Poketo Draw Your Mind Journal

Just do what it says and you’ll be fine. For any creative type, a place to jot down notes and sketches is essential; these blank journals are small enough to fit in a briefcase/bag and have a durable cover to protect the pages. Available in Black, Brown or Grey.


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Price: $28.00
Available from: Poketo

Ikea Kvissle Home Office Series

A tidy office is a productive office, and with the new sleek Ikea Kvissle desktop series, you can organize all your supplies and stationery without breaking the bank. White steel and natural cork make up the unifying theme for this series, which include solutions for filing paper, stationery, pens/pencils, gadgets, books and magazines. If I only had to choose one it’d be the Desk Organizer, which is particularly striking.

Full Moon Sticky Note

It’s a sticky note in the shape of a full moon! For those of us that enjoy most things lunar, it’s an add-to-cart no brainer. As you can see from the photos, the moon is printed on tracing paper, which allows for some transparency. Each pad is 20 sheets of Full Moon Sticky Notes.

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Price: $5.95
Available from: mochithings

Orbit Ruler

True draftsmen and architects may scoff at this ruler, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a beautiful object to grace your workstation with. Besides, drawing circles and arcs is just fun.

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Price: $17.00
Available from: Farm Store

Source: I New Idea

Ten Design Stationery…

Quick, what do you think this is? It’s from Ten Design Stationery, so, yes, it’s desk related. Answer and info below.

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Price: $9.00
Available from: Emmo Home

Stockmar Beeswax Block Crayons

Remember the Wax Crayons from DWR back in 2008? Well, when they stopped carrying them, several of you wrote in with alarmed enquiries, thinking you had missed the boat. You had, of course, missed the boat, and no amount of substitutes (Block Crayons, Crystal Crayons, Crayon Rings) could make you forget the original. But now, these many years later, you may mop up those tears, for your misspent childhood is not lost forever. It seems as if a little internet sleuthing has turned up the same set, or as close to the same set as possible.

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Price: $27.00
Available from: hazelnut kids

The ‘New Black’ Pencils

Owning these pencils are the new black. Buying them for a friend that appreciates irony is also the new black.

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Price: $5.99
Available from: Perpetual Kid

House Page Markers

Little pink (and orange, green, and blue) houses for you and me… to mark pages and paragraphs. Adhesive sheet pads by Suck UK. And, if you’d like a larger version, they also have a House Memo Pad, £7.50.


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Price: $24.00
Available from: greener grass design

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