Desk Accessories

Trigon Bulletin Board

Need a spot for notes, cards, and other pinnable stuff? How about a bulletin board with a good dose of geometric pattern? The metal overlay gives the board its design, setting it apart from other brown corkboards (yawn). Use pins or magnets to arrange and organize. Four different finish options available.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Umbra

Buba Magnet Board

Magnetic bulletin boards aren’t new, as you can find them in any office supply store. However, a simple, sleek board that would work just as well in the kitchen or entryway is a little rarer to find. With an oblong shape and a white finish, the Buba accepts a variety of magnetized objects, most notably its companions the Mirror Magnet, the Vila Magnet (3D printed in the shape of a dragonfly) and the LaLa Magnet Vase.
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Price: $54.00+
Available from: Luminaire

U Desktop Caddy

Do you feel like sometimes you need a second desk for work overflow? Join the club. Perhaps adding the U Desktop Caddy by wstudiog will give you the extra storage you need, as it adds a long, vertical spot to stand journals, notes, gadgets, and writing utensils. The high sides keep your visual space uncluttered as well, which is always nice when things get chaotic.
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Price: $295.00
Available from: DESU DESIGN

Cork Cube Tape Dispenser

Cork + cube + tape dispenser. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Cork is very eco-friendly (100% sustainable, biodegradable, recyclable) and oh-so-handy to use as a pinning spot as it has self-healing surface. Throw in a tape dispenser on one side and you’ve got a two-in-one desktop tool that will help keep your notes and pictures tidy.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Gessato

What is it?

Any clue as to what this little brass thing might be? Here’s a hint: it lives on a desk.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: Huset Shop

.ORG Deskscape System

Now, don’t have an apoplectic fit when you see the price tag- it’s not per piece, rather it’s for the whole .ORG Deskscape System from L & G Studio (a.k.a. Ladies & Gentlemen Studio) in collaboration with Pat Kim. Four modules can be combined in different ways to suit your needs: there’s a mail organizer with adjustable metal dividers, a zig zag catch all tray, a cork block for pinning messages and cards, and the double container for smaller items you see above. Take a look and tell me if you’re not tempted to organize your desktop immediately afterwards.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: L & G Studio

Mikol Marble Notebook

The title doesn’t lie; it is, in fact, a marble notebook. Real marble covers the front and back covers, and, thanks to laminated webbing and recycled corrugate, the marble will flex to avoid breakage*. It opens perfectly flat so that you can scrawl your brilliant thoughts and/or drawings comfortably.
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Price: $85.00
Available from: Mikol

ISO Desktop Organizer

See all those dividers? See the bold blue? Is there any surprise I bought one of these the moment Field announced its existence? And, it has taken weeks (weeks!) for me to place in the spotlight. Apologies. As you might have guessed from the name, the ISO Organizer’s design and dimensions are based on international paper standards. Made from heavy-gauge cold rolled steel, the powder-coated divider has a thin cork underside to protect your desktop. With its hefty weight (almost 6 lbs.) and sturdy construction, it’s bound to scare any unruly piles of paper into order.
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Price: $70.00
Available from: FIELD

Wörther Hexagonal Wood Mechanical Pencil

Ah-ha! Here’s the perfect gift for anyone who ever draws anything. Compact and lightweight, the Wörther Pencil is ideal for all sorts of sketching and writing. It comes with a 3.15mm thick graphite lead and is shaped with a thick, hexagonal barrel to make it a pleasure to hold.
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Price: $42.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Mette Hay’s Gift Sets

We’re all really, really lucky that Mette Hay (co-founder of design brand HAY) put together these gift sets, because now finding a gift for a friend or co-worker is super easy. What about the Neutral or Colorful Stationery Gift Set for a co-worker? Or the Kitchen Gift Set or the Toiletries Gift Set for a sibling or friend? All hit the right note of fun and functional.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Craft Design Technology

What do you get the pickiest of design aficionados? Any item from Craft Design Technology, that’s what. How could you not fall head over heels for a collection of high quality work tools designed to be “beautiful, functional and enduring”? I want all of it (specifically, the scissors have been on my wish list ever since ’08). Available in the US from rikumo. More of the collection below.
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Price: $4.50 - 96.00
Available from: rikumo

Hay Punched Organizers

A little perforated pattern won’t harm your kitchen or desktop, for it adds a little punch of organization with its tidy grids- maybe subconsciously it will encourage you to get your ducks in a row, so to speak. Perhaps your kitchen utensils will sit nicely in the larger holder, or maybe your pens will be at home in the low tray, either way, it always helps to have a couple of containers around to confine necessary clutter.
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Price: $34.00
Available from: Hand Eye Supply

Poketo Design Planners

We can avoid thinking about 2016 all we want, but that won’t do anything to postpone its arrival. Might as well prepare yourself by thinking about a new planner for the new year, right? Poketo has a fresh collection of open-dated planners, with weekly and monthly pages ready to start whenever you’d like. I chose the large Mon Cahier Planner myself, but this latest group would fit into a bag much easier for on-the-go planning. Plus, the fun covers are a definite bonus.
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Price: $32.00
Available from: Poketo

Dux Brass Pencil Sharpener

Do you use pencils? Do you have a plastic pencil sharpener? Pfft. Toss it in the recycling bin, because this one is much better. Made of solid brass, the Dux sharpener is built to last. The weight of it alone would keep it from getting lost/shuffled around with your other desk tools, but there’s no guarantee that it wouldn’t walk away with a coworker with sticky fingers, so watch out.
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Price: $19.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Wrong for Hay Cork Cone and Magnetic Tower

Need a place for odd notes, photos and other such sundries? Consider Wrong For Hay’s Cork Cone, as it has plenty of room for a vertical tower of pinnables. And, if your paperclips need a home, perhaps you should take a look at the Magnetic Tower as well, as it will gather those small metal clips with ease.
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Price: $28.00 - 38.00
Available from: Hand-Eye Supply