Desk Accessories

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

Purchase Information:

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]

Purchase Information:

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

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.

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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