Desk Accessories

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

Purchase Information:

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
Availability: Buy Organized File Folders here

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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.”

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More information:

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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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.24
Availability: Buy Return to sender here

square peg mighty magnets

I recently purchased some super strong magnets so I could create an impromptu bulletin board anywhere. I just put some nails into the wall and now I can easily (and temporarily) put papers up on the wall with the magnets. It’s great because the papers don’t get damaged, and unlike bulletin boards, once the nails are in they don’t have to be moved with new placement.

You can also get 25 of them for $4.50from a science store

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy square peg mighty magnets here

Compact Stapler by Muji

While walking around NYC, Katie and I stumbled upon the MOMA store, which has a large section of Muji items from the well known Japanese retailer. We each bought a number of items, but the one I think we were both most excited about was the mini stapler. It’s tiny, functional and a perfect addition to my mobile office.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.50
Availability: Buy Compact Stapler by Muji here

Music Mug

Here’s a nice idea to clean up your desk area without giving up your soundtrack, a win-win situation.

“A new interpretation of the desktop coffee cup, this white ceramic mug holds an MP3 player and has a built-in speaker. Simply insert the mini plug into an MP3 player’s earphone jack to serve up quality sound. The MP3 player provides the power source, so no additional batteries are needed. Cannot be used for drinking.”

Size: 4.5h x 3.25″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Music Mug here

“&pencil” notebook

This is so smart I don’t know why anyone hasn’t thought of it sooner…the pencil stays put when closed, thanks to an elastic strap.

comprises 100 pages of grid lined paper.

dimension : 7.5” x 5”

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00
Availability: Buy “&pencil” notebook here


If you’ve got paperwork coming out of your ears, here’s some alternative paperclips that might get you motivated to sort those stacks.

“iconoclasps are inventive, modern paperclips that elevate your paperwork to artwork. they make marvelous bookmarks, too! 18 clips with a grippy rubberized coating in each set.”

available in orange and blue.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.50
Availability: Buy iconoclasps here

Key and Letter Organizer

Another reason to not have any excuse for a messy mail area…

“This organizer is the ideal solution for anyone who has ever misplaced a set of keys. The foam rubber securely holds keys and key rings for easy placement and removal while the convenient tray holds letters, bills, and sunglasses. Made of stainless steel.”

Made in Germany

8h x 8.25w x 1.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Key and Letter Organizer here