Desk Accessories

Washi Paper Masking Tape

We’ve posted something like this before, but these have a slight variation in colors and have more of a pastel tone.

This multi-purpose adhesive tape is made of washi, handmade Japanese paper known for its use by artists and craftspeople. It comes in 10 beautiful colors can be used for gift-wrapping, book-marking, arts and crafts, and other projects. It is easy to tear by hand, write on, and remove.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Washi Paper Masking Tape here

Blocks Collection from Kukka

With this desk accessory collection, maybe tidying up your workspace wouldn’t be such a chore. I like how it’s a modular sort of thing, so you can add on the extra parts you need.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £58.00
Available from: Kukka

Dot Grid Book

I swear by my graph paper composition notebooks for all my sketches, brainstorming and notetaking. I must admit that I think I’m ready for a change after seeing Behance’s Dot Grid Book.

Favored by free-thinking graphic designers among other creative professionals, Behance’s Dot Grid was developed as an alternative to traditional lines and boxes. The light geometric dot matrix serves as a subtle guide for your notations and sketches. The Dot Grid Book’s cover is a unique suede-to-the-touch hard cover. The pages are made of 80lb Premium Blend paper with a subtle texture (30% post-consumer recycled), double perforated, and three-hole punched between both perforations for maximum flexibility.

COVERS: Semi-Hard Suede-touch Cover
SIZE: 9″ x 10.5″
PAPER: 80lb Premium Blend
PAGES: 50
BINDING: Double spiral (black)

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Dot Grid Book here

Accordion Storage Folder

It’s hard to tell how this differs from the Semikolon Rainbow File ($32). The corners and edges are reinforced with plastic for extra strength, so perhaps it would be a little more durable? Whichever one you prefer, the colors allow for easy sorting of your paperwork.

H 13.75″ W 9.75″ D 1.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Accordion Storage Folder here

naoLoop Loft

We all need more storage, and what better way to keep our gadgets and gizmos close at hand than with this sleek organizer? The black shiny one is seriously slick.

naoLoop Loft – A stealth organizing device that binds, carries and displays your important, everyday stuff. naoLoop Loft is a system of naoLoop tension straps fastened to a wall-mounted, steel shield. It goes everywhere – in the bathroom, the living room, the hallway or the work place.

Materials: Stainless Steel (85 Euro) or Steel Powder Coated (75 Euro), Polyester Latex Band
60 cm by 30 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: �75.00
Availability: Buy naoLoop Loft here

TelePen

Say goodbye to being pen-less with this on your keychain. (However, it might be pointed out that you’d still have to search around for your keys to get to the pen. Also, if you want to see the pen ‘in action’ there’s a dumb video showing just how convenient it can be.)

The ultra-compact TelePen is a handy collapsible pen that attaches to your keychain. Weighing less than an ounce and measuring less than two inches, you’ll hardly notice the diminutive telescoping pen dangling from your keyring.But the TelePen is there when you need it, expanding to nearly the length of a standard pen. Its tough stainless steel exterior protects it from the elements. Includes three black ink refills.

Dimensions: 2″ when collapsed, 4.625″ when extended

[via The Green Head]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.95
Availability: Buy TelePen here

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Revolver Bound Journal

This journal kind of reminds me of those wonky wallets that you have to fold over a few times to get to your money. Anyways, it’s two journals in one. One side is lined, the other blank. Watching the video might make you a little dizzy, but you’ll get the gist.

The RevolveR revolutionizes the ancient art of bookbinding. This versatile, high-quality journal is built using the innovative, patent pending Revolver Binding Technique which allows the journal to turn inside out and back again around a floating spine, revealing the surprise of a second folio actively demonstrating that there are indeed two sides to every story.

64 lined pages; revolves to 64 blank pages
100% recycled paper

Small (4″ x 5.5″), $16.00
Large (5.5″ x 7.5″), $21.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Revolver Bound Journal here

Pocket Clip Pencil

Hmm, yes, quite clever, but I think it would be cleverer if it came with some sort of cap so that you won’t get pencil marks everywhere. Although, you could just use a bic pen cap or something similar.

Possibly the worlds cleverest pencil, handmade in east London. Each white pencil has a clip carved into it, so that it can be attached to pockets, satchels and book covers just like a biro. It comes packaged on a coloured card and we think it’s a classic in the making!

Purchase Information:

Price: 4.50
Availability: Buy Pocket Clip Pencil here

Days of the Week Magnets

Yeah, you could make some of these yourself, but will you? These could be super handy for planning out your week if you’re the magnet board type. (Note: don’t underestimate small details in your workspace, sometimes they can make a big difference in motivating you to keep your projects/thoughts organized.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.95
Availability: Buy Days of the Week Magnets here

Stationery Set

For this price, you could buy a bunch and give them out to co-workers as holiday gifts. Not sure if some of the items are plastic or metal, but the set at least looks a whole lot nicer than $12.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Stationery Set here

Infini Letter Opener by Frank Nichols

Letter openers are one of those things that you think you don’t really need until… a) you get a nasty paper cut. b) accidentally tear up an extremely important document in your haste of opening the mail. c) you spot your arch nemesis sneaking up behind your desk with a steak knife. or d) all of the above.

(Also, UMA is having a 5th Anniversary Sale with 20% off everything through November 1st. That’s right, 20% off every single thing. Can you believe it?)

Cast zink alloy letter opener by renowned designer Frank Nichols. Elegant simple shape that is a practical addition to any desk. Beautiful gift box.

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.96
Availability: Buy Infini Letter Opener by Frank Nichols here

Keyboard Brush

To add to the collection of slightly odd Housekeeping Brushes, this keyboard brush will certainly prompt you to keep those keys clean.

Contributing to the longevity of your keyboards is this clever brush with bristles of different lengths. The raised black bristles also look and feel like a large Braille message. Made in a former school for the blind, the company now employs blind people to produce these extraordinary and function brush items. Made in Germany.

Dimension: 2 in. W x 8.5 in. L x 2 in. H

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Keyboard Brush here

Rhodia Mouse Pad Paper Pad

This has to have been done before somewhere by someone. A paper pad mousepad doesn’t take a lot to put together, after all. However, to be fair (and slightly contradictory) I am a fan of Rhodia notepads, so it’s awfully tempting to snap one of these up for myself. The lovely grid pad combined with the appropriately sized mousepad makes one less thing on the workspace surface (and that’s never a bad thing).

Use the note pad as a mouse pad, write notes on it while you use it. When you want to have a clean slate, just tear off the top sheet and start fresh.
There are 30 sheets of graph paper, with a grid size of 25 squares per square inch (quadrille 5/5 mm square).

7.5 x 9 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.50
Availability: Buy Rhodia Mouse Pad Paper Pad here

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Pencil Pot

Corral all your writing utensils with these pencil pots by Adrian Olabuenaga.

Plan B Pencil Pot, $29.95,Buy it here.
Shiro Pencil Pot, $29.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Pencil Pot here

Filex Wood Spiral Folder

I can’t believe these folders haven’t been posted before. Situation remedied.

Set of 6 printed file folders with 3 tab locations
Includes 12 Adhesive Tab Labels
Size: letter

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Filex Wood Spiral Folder here