Desk Accessories

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.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Book Darts here

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.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Nava Notes here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Side by Side Blackboard here

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),
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Memo Board here

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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]

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00
Availability: Buy Stitching Postcard here

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

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]

Purchase Information:

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!

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Post Pockets here