Desk Accessories

Parq document Tray by Alessi

A different design for your document tray…

“The Parq document Tray by Alessi, designed by Hani Rashid in 2006, puts a modern twist on the ever mundane office products. The trays stand alone beautifully or when stacked.”

Available in Black, Light Blue, or White.
Trays sold individually.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Parq document Tray by Alessi here

K-Line Accessories

If you are just made of cash or don’t mind dropping close to a grand for a trash can, I found some accessories from Sweden for you. All the pieces are designed with stylized handles and such which resemble the “action” part of the letter ‘k’.

umbrella stand: $749
rolling table: $1075
coat rack: $965
waste basket: $749

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/15/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $749-$1075
Availability: Buy K-Line Accessories here

Flower Notecards

For those of you that prefer to correspond by putting pen to paper, these notecards are a nice option. Different envelope flap colors are available: turquoise, brown, red, and purple.

5 cards to a pack

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Flower Notecards here

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Lucky Snowflake Ornament Card

I know it’s probably way too late to get these for this holiday season, but, hey, if you buy them now you can save them for next year and be way ahead of the game. They’re awfully pretty.

“Holiday card and ornament in one. Each card is laser-cut in Wisconsin with interlocking snowflakes – just detach, add the included bronze thread and hang! Cards say ‘Happy Holidays’ inside and come with bronze envelope.”

Designer: Possum and Chestnut, NYC

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy Lucky Snowflake Ornament Card here

Shredder Hand Scissors

This made the rounds a while back, but unable to find a source in the US, I never featured it. I was pretty excited to see that Compact Impact (an importer of great Japanese products) has added it to its list of wares.

Finally, a solution for streamlining your office and getting rid of that bulky shreader.

Update: Also available from Container Store for half the price.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.50
Availability: Buy Shredder Hand Scissors here

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Gradient Journal

Journals are a great gift because they tell the recipient “Hey, you have something important to say. Write it down.” And you could just give someone a 99 cent spiral bound notebook but then it wouldn’t really be a gesture. And maybe just having a journal that is well designed and thought out would encourage someone to write. And this journal is a good example of a well designed one. The first page is pure white, and each page gets progressively redder until the last page which is very very red.

Materials:
Paper in Various Shades of Red; Plastic Cover; 8.5″ x 5.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.60
Availability: Buy Gradient Journal here

Sierra Sophie Sketch Notebook

Lovely design with a nice combination of colors…

“9 1/2″w x 6″ h x 1″ deep sketchbook with printed cover, bookcloth binding, removable canvas strap and colored ribbon bookmark. 300 blank pages.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.75
Availability: Buy Sierra Sophie Sketch Notebook here

diamond paperweight

When I was in Vegas, I saw three of these giant glass “diamonds” on a tabletop and I really liked them. I thought they were going to be a lot more expensive.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24
Availability: Buy diamond paperweight here

Genuine Magnetic Bulletin Board

Sometimes veneer can be a very good thing…case in point, this lovely bulletin board that adds a bit a wood grain without sacrificing the convenience of magnets.

Magnetic stainless steel wood veneer: walnut or oak magnets: red, orange, grey, white, blue.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Genuine Magnetic Bulletin Board here

Telegram Stationery Set

Very well done and oh so cute.

“This stationery is inspired by a 1920s British telegram. Printed on heavy weight baby blue paper and comes with official looking metal clasp envelopes. The light gray envelopes are perfectly sized so you can mail the telegram flat.”

Set of 6 telegrams and envelopes.

8.5″ x 5″ notecard, 6″ x 9″ envelopes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Telegram Stationery Set here

ring whitebook leather notepad by nava milano

When I’m on the plane or waiting for an appointment, I love to make lists and jot ideas down. Any notepad will do, obviously, but this one would make me look “smart”, as my grandma used to say.

Notebook has a bonded leather cover and coordinating pencil. available in your choice of white, black, orange, pink, green or acid-green. 3.9″ x 5.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $33
Availability: Buy ring whitebook leather notepad by nava milano here

One Year of White Pages, journal set

Who doesn’t love a blank page to write upon? Give yourself or someone you like/love a year of such pages to record whatever they should want. And at $35, that’s a steal.

“A functional and conceptual gift, all in one! Twelve slender journals in moleskine-like wrappers means one journal per month for your thoughts and drawings. One hole punched out of the edge for each month. 80 pages per month.”

3 1/2 x 4 3/4″ each

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy One Year of White Pages, journal set here

REED Desk Accessory

If you’re looking to organize or update your workspace, consider this interesting pen-holder-thingy. It’s pretty/different.

Acrylic & Beechwood

4″ x 3.75″ x 5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy REED Desk Accessory here

Six Pack paper weights

A nice gift for your favorite out-of-the-can drinker (soda or otherwise), or anyone else who would appreciate something taken out of the ordinary context.

6 weighted, cast aluminum 8 oz. cans

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Six Pack paper weights here

take note notepad

This notepad (which is embossed with “Have you begun today what you want to be tomorrow?”) would make a great gift for a new graduate or just any one in general that you think needs a reminder to take advantage of today.

• 250 pages of heavyweight paper
• Rotates on stainless steel grommet for easy access
• Perforated pages for easy removal
• Embossed cardboard cover

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy take note notepad here