Desk Accessories

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Unfinished and Unpublished Handbound Notebooks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“Unfinished and Unpublished is a limited-edition collection of notebooks created in collaboration between StudioMatador and international artists and designers.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

Braille Blank Notebook

These braille notebooks are made from reclaimed braille editions of Seventeen and Rolling Stone.

“Give your notebook some tactile intrigue with this lovely and unique volume. It’s the perfect size for slipping into a backpack or purse, and its braille cover makes it easy to find, even by touch.”

Each notebook is one-of-a-kind and hand-bound with your choice of blue, green or red thread.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Braille Blank Notebook here

Metaphys Desk items

I’ve recently just been introduced to the amazingly simple, functional art items by Metaphys out of Japan. From left to right, paper clip holder, tape dispenser and rubber band holder. It would create an interesting landscape on one’s desk.

More information:

View Metaphys Desk items here

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Letter Holder by Koray Ozgen, 1999

Whether this might be a last minute gift for someone else or a necessary object to tame your own desk clutter,
it’s a sure fire way to make sure letters stay put in a nice, graphic way.

“Organize your home or office with this letter holder which features a pictogram of an envelope on both sides. Made of powder epoxy-coated steel.”

3.5h x 4.75w x 1.5″d

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Letter Holder by Koray Ozgen, 1999 here

Napkin Notebook by Dave Arnold and Jason Kreher

Entirely useful and amusing, this notebook will be sure to capture your thoughts without ever getting too serious.

‘It is a little know fact that the first sentence in “A Farewell to Arms” was written on a cocktail napkin.
This notebook conveniently keeps big ideas from getting lost. Includes 20 cocktail napkins, spiral bound with one ball point pen.’

5″ sq.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Grid-It Notepad

I saw these a few months back and was disappointed when they weren’t available-but now they are! If you don’t “get” why grids are great, you’ll just have to trust me, they are.

“Each one is based on a famous grid system that changed the history of design. (Lots of background reading on grids at http://www.artofthegrid.com)
Choose from Le Corbusier’s Le Modulor (grid based on mathematics and the human body), Paul Rand’s A Designer’s Art (three column layout) or Jan Tschichold’s Die Neue Typographie (right-hand page layout). These are the front three pads, from left to right, in the main image. 60 sheets per pad printed in light blue ink.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.50
Availability: Buy Grid-It Notepad here

Portrait Landscape Book

This is such a smart idea- you can choose portrait or landscape (or anything in between) all in the same sketchbook.

“Each of the 210 pages is cut to a different size, starting with the standing portrait format (18,4 x 13,3 cm), which gradually mutates to the lying landscape format (13,3 x 18,4 cm).
The sketchbook was hand bound in the Netherlands in a signed and limited edition of 500 and each sketchbook is individually packaged in a very pretty box.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Portrait Landscape Book here

Moss Pencil

That’s right, a wooden pencil with green flocking. I kind of love it. Brought to you by
designboom of course.

First seen at the designboom mart in New York 2006.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11
Availability: Buy Moss Pencil here

Stainless Steel Desk Accessories

At these prices, it’s an easy reason/excuse to tidy up your workspace.

Pen Tray. 11″Wx2.5″Dx1.5″H, $9.95

Memo Holder. 4″Wx4.25″Dx1.5″H, reg. $5.95 $4.95

Paper Tray. 9.75″Wx13″Dx1.5″H, reg. $19.95 $14.95

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Desk Accessories here

Organized File Folders

Recently saw these in a magazine- would be an excellent gift for yourself or an unorganized friend…

‘Set of six file folders: “One of these days I’m going to get myself organazized.” Inspired by Robert De Niro in the movie by Taxi Driver. Packaged in a cello bag with a contents band.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Organized File Folders here

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Pen Pen

“Yes , a little brother for your Crumpled Bin, its the Pen Pen, same design same quirkiness but for your desk. A desk tidy with a difference.A holder for pens, scissors-indeed anything.The design links the pen and the crumpled paper from a writers early drafts, to create a useful desktop tool.”

[posted by kris]

More information:

View Pen Pen here

Truth Hurts Card Set

These are both funny and sad- I guess it depends on what else you write on it. Humorous messages are encouraged…

‘When you read these cards, letterpress printed in a somber dark brown ink, you might think “ouch!” but yeah, the truth hurts. Two flat cards (not folded) of each of the following, plus envelopes: ‘I know in my heart that you lied.’, ‘There’s something you should know.’, ‘I meant what I said.’ Perfect to send chills up someone’s spine.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Truth Hurts Card Set here