Desk Accessories

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″
Buy it here.

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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.

[posted by kris]

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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.)

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

Ora-Ito’s The Hub

This little device looks slightly insane, but perhaps that’s appropriate considering the amount of other devices and peripherals we have to attach to our computers/ipods/bodies/lives.

Famed designer Ora-Ito designed this hub to work with Mac or PC. Its globe shape, glossy white polycarbonate finish, and flexible cables give it a distinctive, out-of-this-world look. This new model simplifies the formula, ditching the firewire ports, fan and light to provide you with seven USB ports. Each port is linked to a colorful LED that illuminates through the casing when plugged in. The Hub is also great for charging your iPod, camera, cell phone and other devices that charge from a USB port. Bundled with 8 flexible cables, an external power supply, a USB extension cable, and a flower petals kit, the LaCie USB 2.0 Hub comes fully equipped for making all of your connections.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ora-Ito’s The Hub here

Little Otsu Annual Planner

Here’s a perfect little weekly planner for the analog set. I like that it allows you to keep track of movies you’ve seen.

Besides our great weekly pages, we built in other sections to organize aspects of your life that don’t happen on a daily basis. There are easy reference pages for personal information, your important dates (like appointments, events, travel), special occasions, gifts, and entertainment interests (books, movies, music). We’ve also included mini reference calendars for 2007-2009, address book entries, and notes pages. We’ve even made a bookmark that doubles as a list of dates to remember so that your important days are always at hand. The (approximately) 5.5\” x 4.25\” book is perfect-bound and printed locally by a family-owned press with vegetable-based inks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

Thanks Vicente for the link!

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Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Little Otsu Annual Planner here

Post Pockets

This is brilliant…think of all the things you could send to people while you are on your travels…

“A do-it-yourself souvenir. Simply insert a memento of a time or place, write a message, seal the envelope and send to your friends and relatives.”

Comes in a set of three.

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Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Post Pockets here

Zeichen Press Cards

Here’s three cards from Zeichen Press‘s odd collection…for those of you that want to say something memorable.

Letterpress printed on 100% tree-free cotton paper. Comes with coordinating envelope and packaged in cellophane sleeve. folded 4.25” x 5.5”

‘You’re strange and wonderful.’: $4.50, Buy it here.
‘I hate you. I always have.’: $4.50, Buy it here.
‘I’m still stalking you.’: $4.50, Buy it here.

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Price: $4.50
Availability: Buy Zeichen Press Cards here

Hedgehog Pad

An alternative note pad that’s also nice to look at…

“A fun piece to ensure that note paper is always handy – just reach in and tear one out when needed. The walnut base works in any office d├ęcor. These are handmade in Canada and arrive in a box for gift giving.”

(2″W x 6″H x 8″W)

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Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Hedgehog Pad here

shiro pencil/pen holder by adrian olabuenaga

Pencil holder with the illusion of a floating ring created as a tribute to Kuramata.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy shiro pencil/pen holder by adrian olabuenaga here

Carve your own postcard

When you’re far from your loved ones, it’s especially nice to receive something handwritten. It’s so old fashioned and lovely. Even more so, imagine getting a postcard which had a hand carved image on the back. Much better than an email any day.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Carve your own postcard here

XX File Holder from Magis

For those files close at hand, here’s an edgier option for keeping them organized.

“The XX from Magis is a stackable file holder. Available in blue or white with anodized aluminum connection tubes. Designed by Jasper Morrison 1998.”

14.8″ x 11.7″ x 10.3″

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Price: $75
Availability: Buy XX File Holder from Magis here

Magnetic Leaves

Look at these- anywhere a magnet sticks can be immediately transformed into a surface covered with leaves(!).

“Wouldn’t it be nice to add a little more green in your house without all the fuss of watering. Each of these leaf shaped magnets is made of soft plastic. Imagine the impact you could create on appliances, file cabinets….Sold separately.”

[posted by katie]

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Price: $2.50
Availability: Buy Magnetic Leaves here

Linkable Lined Notebook

This is a pretty smart way to keep your ideas together- the back side of one notebook slips into the front pocket of another…providing a way to link up several notebooks in one.

“160 lined pages that open flat. Inside pages are green seal certified and contain 30% recycled post-consumer fiber. Cover is stain resistant, waterproof, tear-resistant, 100% recyclable synthetic paper, easy to wipe clean. Patent pending front cover pocket linking system. One interior pocket. Size 5 x 7″ Available in blue, grey, white, pink, manila, and green.”

5″ x 7″

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Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Linkable Lined Notebook here