Desk Accessories

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

The Art of Hand Magnets

At first these looked like Barbie-sized hand magnets, but they’re quite a bit larger than that, thank goodness. Barbie-sized hand magnets probably wouldn’t be very functional (unless they were mighty-magnet strong).

Each set includes 8 hands measuring 7cm x 3.5cm. Hand signals include; Budha hand, pick up the phone, ok, high five, raise your hand, win and good.

Purchase Information:

Price: £35.00
Availability: Buy The Art of Hand Magnets here

Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board

Do you need a notice board for your thoughts and messages? Here’s two that could fit into a tight vertical space, plus, they’re pink (also in red and black respectively) and on sale (because if you need a notice board, why not pink and why not get one on sale?).

Innersmile Kringel-Kari Notice Board, $85.00 $51.00,
Buy it here.

Kringel-Kari is perhaps the most innovative notice boards every made. This is an enjoyable way to remember a variety of things on a hectic day. Length: 29.5″, Width: 7″. Made of soft foam. Available in red or pink.

Innersmile Pillar Notice Board, $50.00 $27.50,
Buy it here.

finally a board for small and narrow wall spaces! With it’s slimmed design, the Pillar is perfect for the small household or office, but also works nicely as a compliment to larger notice boards. Made of soft foam and available in either black or pink. Length: 23.5″ Width: 5″.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $27.50
Availability: Buy Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board here

On/Off Magnet

On? Off? Either way this magnet will keep things right where you put them.

Like turning on and off the switch, turn the magnet “on” to stick memos on the fridge, or turn it “off” to use a pair as a photo stand. It’s simple, yet versatile and fun to play with during those “off” moments!
Package comes in a set of 4 on/off magnets.

W2.0″ x L1.0″ x H0.4″

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy On/Off Magnet here

I am a Paper Paper Clip

Here’s an excellent idea: a paper paper clip that’s safe to put through a paper shredder.

Made from 100% sustainable wood pulp.
Each clip measures 1 inch long and will hold up to 20 sheets of paper.
50 clips to the pack.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy I am a Paper Paper Clip here

pixel colored pencils

Ooo, how fun are these pixel pencils? If you know anyone that’s suffering from back-to-school-boringness, maybe these’ll pep them up a tiny little bit. And, since you’re ordering them for your friend/child/coworker(?), you might as well get a set for yourself…you know, to show solidarity.

Set includes 12 colors and one #2 pencil. Measures 6.5″

$10.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Polaroid Notes

Oh, what will we ever do without Polaroids? You do know you can get a Special Edition Polaroid One 600 Classic Camera* at UO don’t you? If you don’t feel like spending 180 smackers, you can use these notecards to relive the magic.

These Polaroid-inspired notecards are
made to look like the real thing! Using
dreamy Polaroid images, the set comes
with 20 different notecards and includes
envelopes. Each is truly beautiful! Made
by Chronicle Books.

Box is 4.5”x 5.5”

$14.95, Buy it here. or here.

*see The Impossible Project for more info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy Polaroid Notes here

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Moleskine 2010 Project Planner

I know I’m not the only one who gets a little weak in the knees when seeing a stack of Moleskine notebooks (at least I admit it), so if some of you have seen this already, my apologies. The new project planner looks to have all the features we know and love in the traditional Moleskine, except inside you’ll find a 54 accordion page sheet that allows you to view your project’s time line at a glance.

With two layouts for both short and long term projects, it makes your planning easy to see at a glance. The creative concept features one giant sheet of heavyweight paper folded in to 54 zig-zag accordion pages. If you want, pull out the entire page and extend it to view your project in one discrete linear view. Both sides feature a month view, but in two different ways. One has it in a linear format, covering two days along two folds, with eleven spaces to write project details. The other side features several pages of useful info (more on that below) and a horizontal format.

3.5 x 5.5 inches
$13.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Moleskine 2010 Project Planner here

Get To The Points – Magnetic Slip-Over-the-Page Bookmarks

With that back-to-school feeling in the air, there might as well be some study aids featured. Similar to the Book Darts I posted a while ago, these bookmarks will hold a place without damage to pages. The magnetic closure ensures each mark will stay secure and the colors allow for some coding should you need it. (These sort of look like a hybrid of post-it flags and the Book Darts, don’t you think?)

These colorful, reusable magnetic bookmarks are a super easy way to prominently mark a specific line of text for future reference, a memorable passage in a book, or earmark all your favorite recipes. Simply open the point and slip the bookmark over a page and it will adhere securely. So much more book friendly than resorting to bent corners, paper clips, or high-lighting; and much neater than post-it notes sticking out of a book to note a place. Their glossy coating makes them super durable. Great for students, researchers or anyone who wants to notate something in a book without harming the pages.

25 multi-colored bookmarks to a container.

$8.75, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.75
Availability: Buy Get To The Points – Magnetic Slip-Over-the-Page Bookmarks here

Pen Loop – Set of 2

This would be extremely handy to have for any notebook/schedule where you need a writing instrument close at hand. I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of losing your pen/pencil in your bag, so just imagine how nice it would be to have it right where you need it.

“It’s self adhesive, so you can stick it to the back cover of any notebook, calendar, planner or address book. The loop is elastic. Adhesive is permanent. The adhesive portion measures 1.5 x 1.5 inches; the actual loop is approximately 5/8 inch wide x 3/4 inch high.”

Constructed of hard plastic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Leuchtturm 1917