Desk Accessories

shiro pencil/pen holder by adrian olabuenaga

Pencil holder with the illusion of a floating ring created as a tribute to Kuramata.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy shiro pencil/pen holder by adrian olabuenaga here

Carve your own postcard

When you’re far from your loved ones, it’s especially nice to receive something handwritten. It’s so old fashioned and lovely. Even more so, imagine getting a postcard which had a hand carved image on the back. Much better than an email any day.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Carve your own postcard here

XX File Holder from Magis

For those files close at hand, here’s an edgier option for keeping them organized.

“The XX from Magis is a stackable file holder. Available in blue or white with anodized aluminum connection tubes. Designed by Jasper Morrison 1998.”

14.8″ x 11.7″ x 10.3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy XX File Holder from Magis here

Magnetic Leaves

Look at these- anywhere a magnet sticks can be immediately transformed into a surface covered with leaves(!).

“Wouldn’t it be nice to add a little more green in your house without all the fuss of watering. Each of these leaf shaped magnets is made of soft plastic. Imagine the impact you could create on appliances, file cabinets….Sold separately.”

[posted by katie]

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Price: $2.50
Availability: Buy Magnetic Leaves here

Linkable Lined Notebook

This is a pretty smart way to keep your ideas together- the back side of one notebook slips into the front pocket of another…providing a way to link up several notebooks in one.

“160 lined pages that open flat. Inside pages are green seal certified and contain 30% recycled post-consumer fiber. Cover is stain resistant, waterproof, tear-resistant, 100% recyclable synthetic paper, easy to wipe clean. Patent pending front cover pocket linking system. One interior pocket. Size 5 x 7″ Available in blue, grey, white, pink, manila, and green.”

5″ x 7″

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Linkable Lined Notebook here

Metaphys Desk Trays

Back in December Kris posted the
Metaphys Desk items and they’re now available in the U.S./Canada. (Plus, there’s a few more pictures to show the storage capacities.)

‘Create a modern landscape on your desk with the wittily designed Stationary Desk Tray series. Each model, inspired by a natural feature, performs its job according to its composition: the “Soto” (forest) holds your elastic bands, the “Volca” (volcano) dispenses your paper clips, and the “Lago” (lake) is the perfect, water-filled stamp moistener. Arranged together, their visual and tactile appeal is extremely powerful… which can, ironically, make doing actual work a bit more difficult!’

Soto, $39.00: 4.75″W x 4.75″L x 2.25″H
Volca, $39.00: 4.75″W x 4.75″L x 1.5″H
Lago, $39.00: 4.75″W x 4.75″L x 1″H
Set of 3 (one of each), $99.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Metaphys Desk Trays here

Message Tape–Pixel

A new version (pixel) of this 2″ wide message tape rounds out the collection nicely.

If you haven’t seen it before, the idea here is you mark out the white areas with a Sharpie to create a custom message.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Message Tape–Pixel here

Desk Tower by Hiroshi Yamasaki, 2005

Un-stack this pyramid-shaped design object to reveal four practical desk accessories in contrasting colors: a paper- weight, paper clip holder, pencil cup, and memo pad. Made of ABS resin. (Two shown)

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Desk Tower by Hiroshi Yamasaki, 2005 here

Pulp Bulletin Board

Such a smart use of old magazines- I like the fact you can ‘wedge’ paper in between the pages too…

“Pulp Bulletin Board is made from densely packed used magazines and works just like a normal bulletin board. You can also wedge in business cards and other materials and skip the push-pin all together.”

12″ square.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Pulp Bulletin Board here

Stamp No. 2

Say it with a stamp…

Stamp that says: THANK YOU FOR SHARING, IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME

3×4 inches

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Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Stamp No. 2 here

CDT Universal Scissors & Desk Set

CDT’s workspace tools have me itching to update my desktop accessories.

“The CDT Universal Scissors (2006) are a true example of form following
function – their universal appeal lies in their ability to be used by
left- and right-handed people alike. The unique shape is crafted
entirely from brushed stainless steel. Craft Design Technology (CDT) is
a Japanese company that’s very much an expression of today’s global
design culture.”

CDT Scissors: $125 
CDT Desk Set:
$589 $500

Thanks Blaine!

[posted by katie]

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No longer available.

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Alice Park Felt Office/Desk Set

These would be just the thing to jump start some desk organization.

“Hand-made entirely of felt, these handy grey and green boxes have inset
areas to place pens and pencils, rubber bands, paper clips or any other
small pieces of desktop detritus. The more-organized user can fold the
boxes in half to cover their coveted supplies, while a freer soul can
leave them open, perhaps allowing small binder clips to mingle with the
thumbtacks. Modular and aesthetically quiet, these simple rectilinear
shapes are sized to scale, providing an invaluable organizational tool.”

Grey felt, 80% wool, 20% nylon; green felt, 100% wool.

Small box (two included), closed: H 1.5″ W 3.25″ D 3.25″, open: H .75″ W 6.75″ D 3.25″
Medium box (one included), closed: H 1.5″ W 3.25″ D 4.25″, open: H .75″ W 6.75″ D 4.25
Large box (one included), closed: H 1.5″ W 3.25″ D 11″, open: H .75″ W 6.75″ D 11″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Alice Park Felt Office/Desk Set here

Folle Wall Calendar

As always, it is my duty to inform you of any decent perpetual calendars. I’d say this qualifies and exceeds expectations with its spare and functional design.

“Is time linear? The Folle Wall Calendar (1982) says yes, offering an
innovative way to measure time, with the days of the month presented in
a straight line. A red pointer that slides along the top, above cobalt
blue numbers, adjusts to the current day. Two holes on either end allow
this perpetual calendar to be hung above your workspace, a reminder
that even everyday objects like a calendar can transcend the mundane.
Made in Denmark.”

W 39.5″ x D 3″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Availability: Buy Folle Wall Calendar here

Unfinished and Unpublished Handbound Notebooks

These are something special.

“Unfinished and Unpublished is a limited-edition collection of notebooks created in collaboration between StudioMatador and international artists and designers. The binding feature reveals the inner threads that hold the notebooks together and allows the notebooks to sit flat when open. Limited to 500 per design and packaged in a custom box with wraparound sticker. The covers are black hard board with a white gloss finish. 192 pages of mixed colored and computer paper.”

Choose from ‘High School Doodles’ (darker cover, on left) by Alex Denman and Shane Thomson or ‘Spring and All’ (lighter cover, on right) by Isis&Pluto.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Unfinished and Unpublished Handbound Notebooks here

Corkskin Journal

If you love cork, why not write in a corkskin journal? Now on sale, which makes it even more tempting…

20 colored vellum paper pages with natural corkskin cover

8.25″x 5.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $23
Availability: Buy Corkskin Journal here