Desk Accessories

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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View Metaphys Desk items here

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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.

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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

Moss Pencil

That’s right, a wooden pencil with green flocking. I kind of love it. Brought to you by
designboom of course.

First seen at the designboom mart in New York 2006.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11
Availability: Buy Moss Pencil here

Stainless Steel Desk Accessories

At these prices, it’s an easy reason/excuse to tidy up your workspace.

Pen Tray. 11″Wx2.5″Dx1.5″H, $9.95

Memo Holder. 4″Wx4.25″Dx1.5″H, reg. $5.95 $4.95

Paper Tray. 9.75″Wx13″Dx1.5″H, reg. $19.95 $14.95

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Price: $4.95
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Desk Accessories here

Organized File Folders

Recently saw these in a magazine- would be an excellent gift for yourself or an unorganized friend…

‘Set of six file folders: “One of these days I’m going to get myself organazized.” Inspired by Robert De Niro in the movie by Taxi Driver. Packaged in a cello bag with a contents band.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
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Pen Pen

“Yes , a little brother for your Crumpled Bin, its the Pen Pen, same design same quirkiness but for your desk. A desk tidy with a difference.A holder for pens, scissors-indeed anything.The design links the pen and the crumpled paper from a writers early drafts, to create a useful desktop tool.”

[posted by kris]

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Truth Hurts Card Set

These are both funny and sad- I guess it depends on what else you write on it. Humorous messages are encouraged…

‘When you read these cards, letterpress printed in a somber dark brown ink, you might think “ouch!” but yeah, the truth hurts. Two flat cards (not folded) of each of the following, plus envelopes: ‘I know in my heart that you lied.’, ‘There’s something you should know.’, ‘I meant what I said.’ Perfect to send chills up someone’s spine.’

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Truth Hurts Card Set here

Reality Desk Set

It’s such a relief to see smart desk accessories…

“Allen reinterprets ordinary office objects for this desk set which includes a pencil tray, rubber band ball paperweight, and business card holder. Made of white resin cast from real objects.”

Pencil Tray: 2h x 6w x 2.5″d
Card Holder: 2h x 2.4w x 2.5″d
Paperweight: 2.5″diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $90
Availability: Buy Reality Desk Set here

Wish Paper

Kind of clever, and doesn’t require carving a chicken.

“The quantum unpredictability of tearing paper lets you make wishes by completely natural chance. This paper pad has 100 sheets of invisibly fibrous paper with an exact starting point for tearing. In the end, the bigger piece of paper gives a perfectly impartial decision. They can be used for all kinds of decision-making, more specifically in deciding whose wish gets granted. They can all be used by one or two persons. Of course, they can also be used for writing notes to yourself or others.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Wish Paper here

Return to sender

There’s something nice about this. You can write someone a postcard and then they can write on the other side and send it back to you. Much more personal than email.

Pack of 10 post cards.
10x15cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.24
Availability: Buy Return to sender here