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Desk Accessories

Get the Hint Tags

There’s no messin’ around with these tags; you can get your message across without any misunderstandings.
(For those of you that are offended by the ‘f’ word, I’ve photoshopped in asterisks, but please keep in mind that the actual tags are the full-on ‘f’ bomb.)

clearly defined labels designed to make either your wishes or thoughts on serious issues well known. five mini pads of sticky notes to draw attention to urgent requirements. use them as book marks and highlighters in magazines, mail-order catalogues, computer screens. unsubtle hints for the hopeful or disgruntled!

100 re-positionable notes.
package dimensions: 6.3″ x 2.8″

$6.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Get the Hint Tags here

BackPack by Twelve South

You can pack your peripherals behind your iMac monitor with this handy shelf by Twelve South. Portable hard drives, iPhones or iPods, they all can sit out of sight but still stay within reach. The BackPack is height adjustable, so you can have two on the back of your monitor to clear up even more desk space.

-Fits all current iMacs and
Apple Cinema Displays
-Perfect place to store external
hard drives for Time Machine

$29.99, Buy it here.

[via swiss-miss via /noquedanblogs]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.99
Availability: Buy BackPack by Twelve South here

Telegram Postcards and Forget Me Not Pad

Ah, postcards, remember them? Does anyone send them anymore*? I’ll be the first to admit I don’t, but I might start with these old-fashioned telegram cards. I’m also liking the lovely scrolly Forget Me Not Pad (shown on right); it has me itching to pull out my fountain pen and meticulously note my daily to-dos.

Telegram Postcards: 4 for $6.75, Buy it here.
Forget Me Not Pad: $5.25, Buy it here.

*if you do, you get 50 points for awesome-ness

[posted by katie]

Areaware Desk Set from Singgih Kartono

These hand-crafted wood desk accessories will add a little bit more warmth to a work area and perhaps a little bit more pleasure in daily office tasks. (That’s just a guess, of course, if you hate your job I doubt a wood stapler will change that.)

Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, this desk set follows the best sustainable practices in terms of materials and production. The designer’s use of T-shape joints insures strength and adds a beautiful design detail. It is his quest to achieve functionality and absolute simplicity. The desk set includes four components: a tape dispenser, stapler, envelope opener, and pen/card/envelope holder.

Material: Naturally Harvested Mahogany and Sonokeling Wood
Boxed Dimensions: 6.75 x 5.5 x 2 inches

$75.00 for set, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Areaware Desk Set from Singgih Kartono here

Tilt Dust Box

If you’re the sort of person who would spend $200 on a dust bin just because it’s cool (alright, really cool), then this is for you.

10″ W x 12″ D x 12.25″ H

$175 .00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Tilt Dust Box here

LP Notebooks

Made from actual records and sleeves, these notebooks will keep your thoughts and lists at hand while showing off your love for old school LP albums.

LP Jacket Ruled Notebook, $14.00,
Buy it here.
LP Record Hardcover Ruled Notebook, $30.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View LP Notebooks here

Colored Pencil and Brass Holder Set

Ooo, I like this pencil holder. Could be a thoughtful gift for an artistic friend or family member perhaps?

Twenty-five colored pencils arrive ready for use in an attractive cardboard kraft tube. Use them immediately or display the rainbow in the accompanying polished Brass Pencil Holder.

Holder 5.5″ x 5.5″ w. x 7″ h. Pencil tube 3″ dia. x 7″ h.

$45.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Colored Pencil and Brass Holder Set here

‘Hi’ and ‘You’ Series Cards

Here’s a few delightful cards for that old fashioned way of keeping in touch.

‘Hi’ by Lucas & Hayley, 12 cards, £6.50, Buy it here.
‘You’ Series by Lucas & Hayley, Set of 3, £6.50, Buy it here.


Is a biodegradable pen worth $2 to you (considering the plastic 9 cent alternative)?

designed by adrian olabuenaga for acme studio, the ecopen is made of a corn starch plastic which is 100% biodegradable. when disposed of properly it will break down in one year. (note: the refill is not biodegradable). 6.5″

(due July 2009, so you might have to wait a little while)

$2.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.00
Availability: Buy EcoPen here

Deskology Deskset

Made to match Macs (say that 10 times fast), this desk set keeps it simple with a nice anodized finish.

The DESKSET is the essential set of desk accessories designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. All pieces are made of thick anodized aluminum with a matte anodized finish and finished off with laser-etched cork on the undersides to reduce sliding. Have a Mac? The DESKSET was originally created to compliment the beauty of the Mac, down to closely matching the anodized finish.

The DESKSET includes:
INBOX fits letter/A4 paper
PENCIL CUP 3″ x 3″ base by 4″ tall
DOODAD CUP 4″ x 4″ base by 2″ tall

$189.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00
Availability: Buy Deskology Deskset here

The Iconic Folder Original (Bulletin Board)

Fold away all those notes and bills at the end of the day with this handy bulletin board (yes, you can use push pins).

When closed The Iconic Folder makes your office or home look more organized, clean and stylish resembling the style of your computer’s desktop icons and hiding the papers inside. You can use regular push pins with The Iconic Folder. The Iconic Folder is made of 100% Virgin Merino Wool which is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource. It has a high quality touch and feel and can be dry cleaned if needed.

Iconic Folder Small (9″ x 13½” when open), $89.00,
Buy it here.
Iconic Folder Original (14″ x 21″ when open), $179.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00-$179.00
Availability: Buy The Iconic Folder Original (Bulletin Board) here

Swivel Calendar Tin

Here’s a calendar and storage container for small office supplies all wrapped into one small tin.

Never enough room on your desk to keep all the essentials? This 3-story tin is a nifty place to store small office essentials, plus it’s even a calendar. Simply swivel the compartments to set day, date and month. It measures a mere 3″H x 2″W x 2″D. Paper clips, elastic bands and push pins included.

$9.50, Buy it here.

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/30/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.50
Availability: Buy Swivel Calendar Tin here

Desk Organizer and Bamboo Tuck Box

Two organizers that might help you make sense out of your desk disorder:

Black Tabula Rasa Desk Organizer, $45.00, Buy it here.

Tired of the untidy heaps of papers on your desk? Tabula Rasa keeps all of your papers organized, and at the same time is a beautiful object for your table. Made of powder-coated steel. Designed by Adam & Harborth. (5.25″h x 3.6″w x 3″d)

Bamboo Tuck Box, $28.00, Buy it here.

These felt-lined bamboo boxes swivel together to create a cube for easy storage. Designed by Lawrence Chu.
(5″ square)

[posted by katie]

Birthday Wishes Card

If you know anyone with a fondness for the stacks, this might be the perfect little card to wish them a happy birthday.

Stamped library card in sleeve, mounted onto a blue card which measures 4.25″ x 5.5″.

$5.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy Birthday Wishes Card here

Anything Desk Accessories

Designed by Michael Sodeau, these desk accessories will brighten up your work area and hopefully help mundane tasks seem a bit less mundane.

a collaboration between UK-based designer michael sodeau and the japanese company suikosha, the ANYTHING collection presents an inspired collection for the home or office.

winner of the RED DOT design award.

anything ruler set, $49.00
anything erasers, $4.00
anything scissors, $39.00
anything stapler, $39.00
anything tape dispenser, $39.00
anything alarm clock, $69.00

Buy it here.