Desk Accessories

Craft Scissors

Does anyone else think these look infinitely more comfortable to use than regular two-pronged (for lack of a better term) scissors?

A great all-purpose scissor to have around the house for precision cutting of paper, fabric and other materials, these Craft Scissors are forged from high-grade carbon steel with tungsten. Called a “grip scissor,” the centuries-old design has been discovered in several ancient cultures, including Greece, Egypt and China. Made in Japan by Kiya, a 200-year-old cutlery specialty shop.

H 4.25″ W 1″ D .25″
Carbon steel with tungsten

$55.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $55.00
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Desk Blotter

Desk blotters always seem like proper things to have in a work area, and while sometimes ‘proper’ looking things tend to have a traditional flair, this one is decidedly modern and affordable.

Hand crafted in Fabriano, Italy, this simple yet elegant Desk Blotter will transform any desktop into a unique and stylish workspace. Made from natural recycled leather — a rugged, environmentally friendly material that is used for furniture and other heavy-duty applications — it is easy to care for and extremely resistant to stains, wear, and tear. Black.

21″ x 14.25″

$29.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $29.95
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The URBAN Gridded Notebook by John Briscella

For those of you that appreciate the urban grid, this notebook by John Briscella might just be the perfect fit.

A blank notebook /sketchbook / journal that is gridded with 125 cities from all around the world. Great for Urbanist, Architects, Designers, Artist, everyone who enjoys cities. Each city pattern is completely different then the next. Begin to realize the possibilities of cities while taking notes; Redraw parts of a city unconsciously; or map your travel in a city… The possibilities are open to create anything with in the modern city grid. Enjoy!

252 pages, 6″ x 9″, perfect binding, black and white interior ink

$15.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy The URBAN Gridded Notebook by John Briscella here

Magnetter and Lettro Organizers by Umbra

Here are two smart (and affordable) organizers for keeping mail and keys at bay:

Magnetter in Natural, 8″ x 6″: $13.95, Buy it here.
Lettro Organizer, 8″ x 4″ x 2″: $15.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Magnetter and Lettro Organizers by Umbra here

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Mustache Pencils & Keyring

As luck would have it, these two products will ensure that you’ll not be without a mustache in times of need.

Mustache Pencils, € 9.50 ($13.30), Buy it here.

Formosa Mustache Keyring, $25.00,
Buy it here.

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Price: $13.30
Availability: Buy Mustache Pencils & Keyring here

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Book Darts

These are a great alternative to sticky post-its.

Hold that thought! Now you can draw attention to any line in a book without harming the pages. Book Darts are reusable bronze line-markers that stay put, and are so much more elegant than bent corners, paper clips, post-it notes or highlighting. Ideal for students, researchers, professionals, and avid readers. Darts measure 1″ long and slide on and off pages easily.

Material: Copper
Dimension: 3/8″x1″
Designed by: Bookdarts

$9.95 for 50 Buy it here.

Larger quantities available: Buy it here.

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Price: $9.95
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Nava Notes

If you’re the type to take notes or write down your daily observations, these notebooks make it easy to mark the date.

Art museum catalogue designer Atremio Croatto created these striped tone-on-tone blue Notebooks (2007) for the Milan-based Nava Design, which specializes in highly stylized paper products. Clever page headers allow the diarist to circle the day, month and year for accurate tracking of observations. Perforated sheets make passing notes a snap. Sold in packs of 5.

Pocket (Small)- Set of 5: H 5″ W 3.5″, $40.00
A5 (Medium)- Set of 5: H 8.25” W 6”, $50.00
A4 (Large)- Set of 5: H 11.75” W 8.25”, $60.00
Buy it here.

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Price: $40.00
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Side by Side Blackboard

I’d say this blackboard is a good buy not only for the spare & simple design, but also for where your dollars will go.

Challenging the idea that a message board needs to be hidden behind a door, this Blackboard, made by Side by Side, has a quiet presence that is suitable for any kitchen, office or kid’s room. In a size that’s specifically made for residential and small spaces, this functional design is frameless, which leaves a lot of space to write, and makes erasing easier. Based in Germany, Side by Side is a nonprofit mentoring program that matches a craftsperson with a mentally or physically disabled apprentice to create a team that brings a designer’s work to fruition. These workshops are subsidized by various welfare organizations in Germany, so that all profits can go directly to the people handcrafting these products. Side by Side is successfully fulfilling two missions: To create modern, useful objects and to bring a social environment and professionalism to a wider portion of the community.

Painted MDF; lacquered maple; chalk; sponge.
H 20″ W 14.25″ D 3.5″
$110.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $110.00
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Wooden Memo Board

The magnetic twigs of this bulletin board will add a playful note to your messages.

“Add a touch of nature to your home or office with this magnetic board made of walnut with a set of five magnetic twigs for adhering notes and cards.”

Made in Germany
Size: Board: 14h x 8.5w x .25″d

$90.00 ($81.00 Members),
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Price: $90.00
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OrangeBeautiful Cards

I’m smitten with these cards by OrangeBeautiful.

Especially For You- 6 gift tags, $7.00
For You- 6 folded gift tags, $7.00
WORD Type Line 6pk, $16.00
SERIOUSLY Type Line 6pk, $16.00
SWEET Type Line 6pk, $16.00

TYPE Line Box Set of 10, $25.00
(includes the following: hello, goodbye, sweet, nice, thank you, you’re welcome, word, later, seriously, please.)

Buy it here.

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Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy OrangeBeautiful Cards here

Wax Crayons in a Box (Set of 24)

These make me happy just by looking at them.

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No longer available.

Foster Series tape dispenser

So this special tape dispenser has a trick: when you’re finished, you simply remove the lid from underneath (the black bit) and the tape sinks down so you can cover it all up.

designer: Norman Foster
materials: aluminum and “Perdur” (a type of rubber)
4.5″ x 1.75″, height 2.75″
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Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Foster Series tape dispenser here

Desk Set now on sale

This complete set includes a Letter Tray Set, Long Box with Lid, Business Card File, Business Card Holder, Modular Organizer and Mouse Pad.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $418
Availability: Buy Desk Set now on sale here

Stitching Postcard

Here’s a crafty way to chart your progress whilst traveling, or, if you’re not the needle and thread type, it could be a good gift for someone embarking on a journey.

Whether you’re backpacking across America, honeymooning in Europe or just want to keep track of all the places you’ve been, these clever stitching postcards are a fun way to keep track of your adventures and share them with others. Stitch routes you’ve taken, landmarks you’ve seen and memories you made as you travel from city to city, country to country. Or use them as unique invitations. Includes postcard, thread and needle. Made in Germany. Sold individually.

4″ L x 6″ W

$5.00 each, Buy it here.

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Price: $5.00
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The Slott Stackable Paper Tray

This stackable tray is half off and just might help you be a little more efficient at getting paperwork organized.

Metal paper trays are held at a graceful angle by two espresso brown ABS plastic side supports. A special notch system easily allows any number of slotted metal trays to stack securely — no additional parts are required.

Available colors: Red or Black.
$24.00 $14.00, Buy it here.

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

Purchase Information:

Price: $$19.95
Availability: Buy The Slott Stackable Paper Tray here