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Desk Accessories

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.

Purchase Information:

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