Desk Accessories

‘ARCHIMEDES’ LETTER SCALE BY ARNOUT VISSER

How cool is this scale? I know that with all this “online bill pay” and “e-mail” nonsense there’s not a lot of mail correspondence lately except for junk mail flyers and such, but I think there’s really nothing classier than hand writing a note and actually mailing it with proper postage. Show the Martha Stewarts of the world that not only do you know how to write a serious letter but also that you know it costs roughly 39 cents (or whatever) to cover the postage.

“This letter scale by Arnout Visser uses Archimedes’s principle to weigh letters. A graduated cylinder of Pyrex glass is floating in liquid. The weight of the letter pushes down the upper cylinder, thus causing the liquid to rise in between the two cylinders. The movement is thus measured and transferred into weight units. You can read the weight of the letter by the moving of the water. 2″ x 7.87″ “

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Norman Desk Set

Here’s an attractive little stainless 5 piece desk set. Great for father’s day perhaps?

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Price: $30.00
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Birds & Branches Book

I love Mom and Pop shops because they usually have some of the more interesting items for sale. Papercloud hand makes each book and card using various techniques including sewing, printing, painting, & cutting.

“This handmade journal is covered in a off-white fabric with a printed pattern or branches, nests, and little birdies. The pages are blank, and the front and back are lined with a decorative bright green flecked paper.”

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Price: $28.00
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Persona Business Card Holder

Here’s another great dual-compartment business card holder.

“Just run your thumb along the front to present your business card. Place received cards at the back to safely file and easily recall your new acquaintances. If you’re doing business in Japan, don’t forget to accept a card with both hands, to study it carefully and to leave it lying on the table until the end of the meeting. Persona is made of a single folded stainless steel plate and holds approximately 8 business cards on each side.”

Material: 18/8 Matte Stainless Steel
Size: 3.75″ x 2.25″ / 9,5 cm x 5,5 cm

Thanks Patrick!

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Price: $40.00
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LETTERPRESSED INVITATION FLATS

Get away from the typical e-mail invite with these multiple choice invitations that have the perfect amount of information on them: reason for the party, date, location, time and RSVP information.

Paper+Cup, Brooklyn
5×7″

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Price: $15
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cubic glass blocks

These cubic glass blocks are great for keeping your stacks of paper from floating right off your desk into void. Also, they have a cute little price tag that won’t break the bank.

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Price: $0.95
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Genius Pads

Are you chronically ignoring your to-do lists? Have a live-in who always leaves the lights on? Need to leave yourself reminders that are impossible to forget? Try these oversized notes on for size. They come from England, so you may want to order a few to make the shipping more bearable.

10.7288 USD for 1 pad with 100 sheets
16.0932 USD for 1 pad with 150 sheets.

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Box Office Collection

This desk accessory collection is sold as a complete set and includes 2 x letter tray, 1 x ashtray, 1 x paper clip holder, 1 x mobile phone holder, 1 x pencil holder, 1 x tape dispenser, 1 x pencil sharpener.

Material: Body in grained ABS except for ashtray lid in brushed stainless steel.

Available colors: coral red, hessian brown, steel grey.

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Price: $225
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Multi-Function Pen

A pen, highlighter, pencil, stylus and a ruler all in one. You’ll have it all at your fingertips. It would certainly be a nice gift as well.

“This pen does it all. It serves as a black ballpoint pen, a non-drying orange highlighter ballpoint, a 0.7 lead pencil, a stylus for PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and a ruler with inches and centimeters. Uses standard refills.”

5.5″l

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Price: $40.00
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jack and lulu oval collection

Sometimes an oval says it better than a square. Huh? That doesn’t make much sense, does it? I think my point is that I like the idea of an oval blank card instead of the traditional square/rectangle.

Flat cards measure H 5.5″ x W 6.5″
All flat cards are blank on both sides.

Available in: cherry trimmed notes w/ light blue envelopes, and light blue trimmed notes w/ olive envelopes.

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Price: $12.00
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Vintage Magazine Notecards

Recycle in style. These envelopes are from repurposed vintage magazines, with inserts of recycled paper, so you’ll be doing your part without sacrifice (like having boring stationary).

“These unique, one-of-a-kind notecards are made by designers Joshua Trees and Yván Martínez, who hand-select pages from the old magazines and convert them into envelopes. No computer scanning or printing is involved. The envelopes are made with original vintage magazine stock. The writing sheets are printed by an offset printer using “direct-to-plate” film-less technology, without toxic photographic chemicals.”

Set of 5 envelopes and 10 writing sheets.

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Price: $7.50
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Honesty Stamp

Sometimes you just need to tell people you’re sorry. If you find yourself to the point where you need to do it frequently, get one of these to avoid the hand-cramps. The British spelling is a bonus to help it go over well.

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Price: $26.00
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Clipp Holder – Small (Set of 4)

These Clipps would be handy for displaying cards or photos, or any other miscellaneous papers you might have lying around. If you look closely at the photograph, you can see that the Clipp is actually bent from one piece of spring steel. The large size has a hole on one side so that you could hang it on the wall if you so desired.

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Price: $8.50
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Ali the Gator Letter Opener by Khodi Feiz

I usually use the old method of tearing open mail, but I’ve often thought if I came across the right kind of letter opener I’d try the more civilized method. At 30% off, this one is certainly tempting.

“Ali’s ‘bottom jaw’ is an 18/10 stainless steel blade, with a sturdy acrylic top body.”

Available in yellow-green.
7″ long

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Price: $18.90
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Slott Upright Organizer

Here’s something different for your desktop- the color options would certainly spice up those files/ bills and make them a bit easier to look at. The five dividers slide into the slots, which, of course, make each space adjustable to fit your needs. Best of all, you have a choice between red, white or olive green powdercoated colors.

The 11 x 6 1/2 inch base comes with three large and two small espresso brown ABS plastic dividers.

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Price: $24.00
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