Desk Accessories

Mixed Equities Blind Note Card Set

So maybe the Met Chandelier is just a little too pricey. Or maybe you, unlike me and Lady Gaga, are not willing to wear it as a hat. You can still partake in the beauty of the Met with these embossed note cards inspired by the architectural details of the Metropolitan Opera House.

8 cards, 2 of each design
8 envelopes

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Mixed Equities Blind Note Card Set here

Set Editions Postcards

We’ve posted Set Edition’s Cardstock before, but these postcards are delightful for when you want to send a specific special note.

100% recycled duplex chipboard postcard

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Availability: Buy Set Editions Postcards here

Pig Speaker by Idea

Too cute. Not only do I eat pork, but I think they’re totally adorable as inanimate objects. Conflict of interest with earthy-crunchy types? Maybe, but I’d rather this than a talking carrot. Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up” just took on new meaning.

Material: Ceramic
Designer: Idea
Dimensions: 3.5 x 7.25 x 4 inches
Available in black, white, and gold

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Pig Speaker by Idea here

Wood Boxes with Lacquered Lids

I’ve never been into West Elm’s style ever, a bit too drab and generally unexciting for me. However they’re definitely on the right track here with these new wood boxes. Woodgrain combined with super glossy lacquer is a great combination.

Material: Ash
Dimensions: Small 9″w x 4″d x 1.75″h, Large 12″w x 8″d x 4″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Wood Boxes with Lacquered Lids here

Postcards from Penguin

Do you know how Penguin books got started? Well, here you go*.

A shortened version for those of you too lazy to click on the link:

A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that ‘good design is no more expensive than bad’, Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive.

Also available here for £14.99.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Postcards from Penguin here

Erasers (with quotes)

Maybe it’s the soft lighting in these photos, but these erasers seem like the perfect small gift for anyone that still uses pencil and paper.

shown: “You have to know the rules to break them.” “To Error Is Human.”
not shown: “I never make misteaks.” “Don’t give up!”

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Erasers (with quotes) here

Fabriano Artist’s Journal

Does this slightly crinkled journal elicit any cravings to pick up a pencil and draw? Or perhaps writing down your daily thoughts is more your style? Either way the colorful pages might tempt you to spend a bit more time with a pen or pencil rather than your keyboard.

A product from the oldest paper mill in the western world, the Artist’s Journal is ideal for ink, pencil charcoal or pastels. It is made of 12 elegant colours of Fabriano Ingres 90g paper. The journals come in two sizes and contain 192 plain sheets.

12×16 cm, $30.00
16×21 cm, $38.00

Also check out Amazon for other colors (and prices).

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Fabriano Artist’s Journal here

Teflon Scissors

If you happen to cut a lot of tape and will benefit from a pair of non-stick, teflon-coated scissors, this product has got your name on it. It not, then at least enjoy the fact that you will have the coolest looking scissors in your office. Available in Yellow, Red, and Black.

Designer: Hayashi Cutlery, 2002

Materials: Teflon coated Stainless Steel, Rubber

Purchase Information:

Price: $37.00
Availability: Buy Teflon Scissors here

Lovi Postcards

Your penmanship is probably lacking exercise, so think about sending one of these postcards to a friend or loved one to make their day. The flat-packed pieces create either a heart, bird, or pig, so they’ll get your note plus a visible trinket to remember your message by.

Designed by Anne Paso of Finland.

Pack includes directions for assembly.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Availability: Buy Lovi Postcards here

Parafernalia Falter 2D Designer Pen

Otherwise known as ‘the pen that you make’, this pen is handmade out of industrial steel. The snap apart template includes elements to make a ball point pen, stand and mini ruler. Now, you ask, why in the world would you pay $40 for a pen that you have to make when there’s a dozen perfectly good bic pens at your disposal? Good question. For the tinkering, I suppose, or for the novelty. I found more pics and info at Visual Streak, if you’re interested.

5″ l x .5″ w x .5 h

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Parafernalia Falter 2D Designer Pen here

Wood Desk Set

There’s a slight sale on some of these wood desktop items. Maybe you’ll want to snap some of them up before they’re gone (if they’re discontinued, that is).

Wood Desk Tray, was $18.00, Now: $12.60
Wood Paperclip Holder, was $18.00, Now: $9.00
Wood Pencil Holder, was $18.00, Now: $9.00
Wood Photo Box, was $38.00, Now: $26.60
Wood Tape Dispenser, $24.00
Japanese Masking Tape (Set of 3), $12.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy Wood Desk Set here

Capsule Desk Organizer

I’ve never liked desk organizers that attempt to jam every conceivable item and tool into one compartment. The Capsule Desk Organizer simply holds a few pens and pencils, sticky notes, sticky note flags, and has a great design.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Capsule Desk Organizer here

Bamboo Wall Panel by Three by Three Seattle

If you’ve got a clutter-y entryway or kitchen spot that seems to attract keys, mail and whatnots into a big ol’ mess, perhaps consider getting that junk sorted with this bamboo wall panel organizer. You can use dry erase markers to write notes and messages plus there’s hooks and cups to hold whatever you need holding.

Available in two styles; the bare panel can be hung vertically or horizontally, the channel panel�s stainless steel accessories slide into the exclusive channel system, tucked behind the front panel. The small channel panel has one bottom channel and comes with: two hooks, bamboo cup & holder, magnetic strip, 3 strong magnets, dry erase pen. The large channel panel has two channels and comes with: letter holder, three hooks, bamboo cup & holder, magnetic strip, 4 strong magnets.

Mounting hardware included.
Large � 31 1/2″ W x 15 3/4″ H
Small � 23 1/2″ W x 11 3/4″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Wall Panel by Three by Three Seattle here

Benbecula Letter Opener

Shazam! This lethal looking letter opener designed by Enzo Mari in 1961 (for Danese Milano, Italy) still has the classic lines to catch my eyes in this year of 2010.

Presented in a classic gift box.
Material: Stainless steel with satin finish.
Dimensions: 13.39″ l x 0.98″ to 7.76″ w

(Special: $86.00 instead of $125.00)

Also, this looks like a slightly different version (dimensions, color and price) here: $106.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $86.00
Availability: Buy Benbecula Letter Opener here

Storyboard Book

So the Storyboard Book won’t win any awards for originality. Moleskine has been making their own pocket storyboard notebook for a while now. But what the Storyboard Book lacks, it sure makes up for it with presentation. Because, well, just look at those graphics and bright yellow cover! Who would pick a plain black notebook over this one?

A lightweight, portable, and durable sketchbook for storyboarding, sketching, listmaking, visualization, plans, doodles, and just about anything else. The idea is simple: a frame for the action and space for notes, story, dialog, stage directions, enemies lists, etc. The Storyboard Book is designed to be used as a personal sketchbook, but also sized to be handy for project notes and ideas.

$10.00 for a 3 pack, $15.00 for 5.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Storyboard Book here