Desk Accessories

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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Pinch by Jos Van Der Meulen

Look! How neat are these?

“A mystery is revealed. The artist Jos van der Meulen found out how clothes-pegs grow on trees. In these secret woods he harvests the wood and transforms them into little statues. They are all unique. It keeps your photos and other precious things you want to remember.”

H 12″

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/24/09.)

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Price: $57.99
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Hand-Printed Journals

These remind me of 3rd grade, but in a good way. Covers are screen-printed by hand and have a small pocket inside the front cover for whatever you wish to keep in it.

Designed by Jen Corace.

4.75″ x 6.5″

Made in USA.

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Price: $22.00
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Color Cubes

What do you get the person who has everything? Well, duh. You get them a set of 10 crystal color cube paperweights. Hand cut and polished crystal, these cubes would be oh so pretty upon any surface all spread out or stacked or any which way. I would snap them up myself if I had some money to burn. I wish they were available individually.

(design year: 1929!)

each one a different color (clear, alexandrite, amethyst, aquamarine, beryl, cobalt, eldor, rosalin, smoke, and topaz)

2.33″ cubed

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
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Tobias Wong Diamond Screensaver

Tobias Wong exhibited this Diamond video installation for Commes Des Garcons in Tokyo. It’s made of 100 sparkling and rotating diamonds and is available in a screensaver for Mac or PC.

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Price: $25.00
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Buddha Desk Organizer

I’m not one for lots of trinkets or doodads on my desk, but I do think that these laughing Buddhas might lift the spirits in the midst of work overload…as well as keep some of those papers right where they’re needed.

4.5″ H

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Price: $16.95
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#2 Pen & Pencil Set

Quite clever. This pen and pencil set look very similar to the classic #2 pencil we all grew up with…revive the old school style by giving this to somebody who’d appreciate it. Made of lacquered brass barrels (lead and eraser refills included). (And! the packaging looks like a notebook!)

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Price: $65.00
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Resolution Tracker

I once read this book called Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by renowned business consultants Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Let me give you a synopsis so you don’t have to read it: It’s great to have plans, but the only way to accomplish them is by implementing strategies, which require that you assign the tasks to your minions. In this case, your plans are your New Years Resolutions and your strategy is this Resolution Tracker. And your minions is you.

Includes: 2 interior pockets, 1 “I’ve Got Resolve!” pencil, 12 Resolution Brief cards, 12 pages each of Resolution Log, Lapse Log, & Reward Log (36 total), 12 Certificates of Accomplishment, and 1 how-to pamphlet (16 pages)

Spiralbound, dual-pocket notebook, 5 x 7 inches

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Price: $14.95
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Skull &Crossbones Journal

I am amused by this particular journal, not only because it has a silk twill cover (with tonal diagonal stripes), but also because of who it’s sold by (you’ll have to click on the link to see). I think this would qualify as a good gift, don’t you?

“One hundred fourteen beautiful lined pages with embossed silver edges, a satin bookmark”

“Last pages include a perpetual calendar, international weather information, world time zones and weight and measure conversions.”

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Price: $55.00
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Sketchbook Numbers

For anybody who appreciates minimalism, this simple white sketchbook has only the small letters and numbers shown on the cover. I like it.

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Price: $55.00
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Log Pile by Andrew Coates

I think these are my favorite things for today. They’re die cut cork (with repositionable backing), and you arrange them however you feel like, and display your notes or photos on them. I’d like to see them spread out all over the wall, but goodness knows there’s all sorts of options. So if you get them, you’ll just have to be creative.

Box of 12 cork discs.

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Price: $45.00
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Blu Dot 2d:3d In/Out Box

Here we go again with the 2d to 3d design. This in/out box would be perfect for all your work-pile separating needs. It has a unique dual-surface mechanism which prevents the mingling of paperwork that has yet to be worked on with paperwork that needs to be worked on.

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Price: $29.00
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Acrylic Desktop Organizer

I think acrylic may have run it’s course (has it?), but I still like the idea of having an entirely transparent room.

“Features a tray with a variety of configurable holders, including a tape dispenser, stapler, magnetic clip-cup, and letter holder. Made of clear polystyrene plastic with metal parts.”

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Price: $55.00
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‘Forget Me Not’ Pad

How many times have you inteded to bring something with you to work and you’ve entirely forgotten? If it’s too many times to count, you may just want this 50 sheet “Forget me not” pad that hangs on your door knob.

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Price: $10.00
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