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Normal Bookmark

Okay, so I read a lot of books (as in several books a week) and I hate bookmarks. But I love these bookmarks. They’re a perfect size, with perfectly round edges with a perfect paper thickness. No ads, no labels, no cute kitten or frilly tassel or anything. Perfect.

…I feel our simple human lives have become quite suffocated and fatigued under the overwhelming pressure from modern-day media. Good design is design that is invisible and should be free of the designer’s ego. Who designed the plastic bag? the ash tray? the bicycle? the salt shaker? Most of us have never considered these things because they just work, albeit anonymously…normal bookmark is a simple, plain bookmark made from quality paper with a natural texture and color. When you slot a normal bookmark into a book, it begins to do its job quietly. It has just the right thickness and bends a little with the flipping of pages. Its natural shade blends humbly into the book. The slightly textured surface keeps it from falling.the designer Aen Tan

pack of 5, $7.00
pack of 10, $12.00
pack of 20, $18.00
Buy it here.

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No longer available.

My Life Story Diary

I love this so much. I think it would be such an excellent gift for a newborn, though it might be a little heavy (not weight-wise, although there is that, I mean more like possible awkwardness if the new parents couldn’t quite grasp the coolness of getting a huge empty somber-looking book for their baby…I guess you’ll have to be selective). It’d probably be a good gift for anyone that likes keeping track of life events the old-fashioned way.

$65.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $65.00
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DIY Screenprinted LCD card

Digitize your message in a personal way…(doesn’t sound possible, but with this card it is).

These clever cards find a happy (paper) medium with their do-it-yourself LCD text-sytem. Each one features a familiar star-field of 8 characters x 2 lines. Re-live the glory days of 80’s calculators and clocks!…Each card is debossed on 100% acid-free recycled paper by SF based Yellow Owl Workshop and comes packaged with a kraft colored envelope.

Measures 7.5 x 4 inches.

$5.00, Buy it here.
£3.25, Buy it here.

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Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy DIY Screenprinted LCD card here

Past Present Future Planner

Kickstart your ‘i-will-be-more-organized-this-year’ resolution with this planner.

A 3/4 inch wide planner with protective plastic cover. Calendar pages, one week per page, with lined paper on the opposite side. Comes in red and black.

Designer: millimeter/milligram, South Korea
Dimensions: 6 x 8 1/4″

$24.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $24.00
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Postcard Airplane

Now you can send mail that can be immediately recycled into something fun.

…Excellent for kids and grown-ups who are just big kids, it’s made from balsa wood and the pieces easily pop out to form your very own loop-de-loop, flying glider. It’s much more fun than ordinary mail and once you write a little message on it, it becomes post with a bit more love and personality.

3″ x 5″

$9.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $9.99
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Box of Love Postcards

This will take care of your valentine cards for 40 years, or cover your 40 different valentines…or maybe it’s just a good thing to have on hand throughout the year when you want a clever little way to say those three words on paper.

Whether you’re penning a romantic valentine or sending a note to a friend, this collection of 40 unique postcards will help you say “I love you” in a fresh, creative and clever way. Printed in China.

Size: 6.75″ L x 5″ W x 2.25″ H; 40 postcards

$12.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $12.00
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Solid Gold Pen Set

I might have to ‘splurge’ and buy some of these.

So maybe these pens are not actually
made of solid gold but, hey, you sure
will look like a million bucks writing w/
them. Classic ballpoint pen has never
looked so bling! Set of five. Black ink.

$10 set of 5 , Buy it here.

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Price: $10
Availability: Buy Solid Gold Pen Set here

Daily Color Planner

Happy New Year! What better way to start off the year than with a new planner? (I’ve recently switched from the settegiorni appointment book to a moleskin soft monthly planner…not so sure about the change, but I figure it’s worth a shot. If I had seen this I would have considered it if only for the colorful pages and index stickers.)

* Daily planning + weekly planning
* Includes pages of small checks and lines for your notes
* Includes colour index stickers for easy thumbing reference
* Includes ribbon marker for easy access to today
* Size: 98 x 155mm, 312 sheets
* Comes with protective plastic jacket

Buy it here.

$27.90 (Singapore Dollars), Buy it here.

(photos taken from rare device, unfortunately they no longer carry it, hence the links to stores outside the U.S.)

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Price: £20.00
Availability: Buy Daily Color Planner here

Pen Clip by Vessel

These are so incredibly handy to keep your pen or pencil right where they should be.

available in brushed finish or high gloss, small or large.

$18.00-$22.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $18.00-$22.00
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Lifestyle Notebook – Travels

If you travel often, you know how easy it is to become disorganized; with this book, you’ll be able to keep important information all in one place and, after your trip is done, it’s a great way to remember the experience.

Inside this hardcover book are the following sections: Travel Schedule; Budget; Things to Bring; Accommodation, Restaurant and Sightseeing (whether experienced in the past, or planned in the future); Travel Journal; Travel Information (country codes, size conversion charts, currency information, etc.) Shopping List; and Expenses. On the pages are pre-printed grids and forms to keep the information organized, and there’s room to attach pictures if you wish. In the back are perforated sheets for notes and the book’s compact size makes it easy to carry with you.

H 8.5″ W 4.75″ D .25″

$25.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $25.00
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Colored Masking Tape

All this talk of gifts but none on how to wrap them…presentation is important, and with this tape it’s super simple and easy to make your gift look festive. Also, keep these tapes in mind for a gift or stocking stuffer as well…I’m sure many creative types would love to have such a variety of colors.

10 Pack of half-inch tape: W .5″ L 15m
20 Pack of quarter-inch tape: W .25″ L 15m

Update: DWR no longer carries the tape shown above, however the retailer link below has similar colored tape.
$2.29 per roll (60 yards), Buy it here.

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Price: $2.29
Availability: Buy Colored Masking Tape here

North American Wild Life series

Does this series by Paige Russell perhaps bring to mind that classic road trip journey? Four great ‘hold anything’ containers complete the set (Camper not pictured).

Shown left to right: Monster, Rvee, 4by
matte white glazed stoneware

$85.00 each, Buy it here or for € 75.00 – € 250 per 4

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Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy North American Wild Life series here

Pencils and Pads

Sometimes having the right sort of supplies can motivate you to get a project done, and maybe this pad and pencil set will do just that.

Rainbow Palette, Journals and Sketchbooks
Pack contains 6 rainbow-colored pads, 40 sheets each
4″w x 5 3/4″h x 1 1/8″d
$10.95, no longer available

Pencil Set Kraft, Pencils and Sharpeners:
Set of 16 wooden colored pencils with imprinted logos
2″dia x 7 1/2″h kraft tube
Acetate window in lid.
$12.95, no longer available, however, these Colored Pencils in Kraft Tube are very similar, if not the same thing.

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Price: $10.95
Availability: Buy Pencils and Pads here

Rubberband Monuments

I keep finding stuff that would be great gifts for coworkers or stocking stuffers…apologies if you’re not in that frame of mind yet…

Fasten your stuff together with these cool rubber bands shaped like six different famous monuments. 24 pieces in all.

$8.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $9.99
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Scissor (letter opener)

Yes, this does look a little scary, but all letter openers usually do, even if they’re not black and from half of a pair of scissors.

Open your mail.
Paperknife made of scissors branch.
Black plated steel.
Size : 18cm. long

29.00 €, or $37.12, Buy it here.

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Price: &euro37.12
Availability: Buy Scissor (letter opener) here