Desk Accessories

FieldNotes Archival Wooden Box

Keep those dozens of exhausted memo books lying around with this archival wooden box. Made specifically for FieldNotes memo book (though it will fit other brands), it features cabinet-grade birch construction and includes twelve letter-pressed tabs for organization. Holds up to 60 notebooks. Perhaps would also work well as a recipe box?
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Price: $34.95
Available from: FieldNotes

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Scanwood Office Accessories

In your search for desk accessories, don’t forget about Scanwood’s various pieces. It looks like Cooper Hewitt Shop has most of the collection except for the Pen Holder, which you can find at AllModern ($18.25). Individual links and prices below.

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Price: $15.00 - 50.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Pen Type-A

If you’ve ever written with Hi-Tec-C Pen, you know it’s amazing and well worth the price. CW&T have designed a stainless steel casing that looks a hundred times better than the original plastic casing, and a stainless steel sleeve for protection. If you missed their Kickstarter campaign, you can now purchase it for the retail price of $150.
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Price: $150.00
Available from: CW&T

Word. Notebooks

Know someone who is slightly finicky about their lists? As in, things should be organized just so, and preferably with symbols to keep track of what’s done/undone? If so, turn their eyes towards this notebook that features a unique bullet point system to keep lists tidy. It aims to satisfy the most fastidious list maker with a ready made circle beside each line for denoting progress.
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Price: $10.00
Available from: Word Notebook

Woodcut Notecards

Not all of us can afford the Tree Prints by Bryan Nash Gill, but thankfully most of us can shell out $16 for a collection of notecards based on Gill’s book Woodcut. Need it be mentioned that either the notecards or the book could be a nice gift for someone on your list?

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Price: $15.95
Available from: Princeton Architectural Press

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Axel Design Beta Inkless Pens

An inkless pen? Just how is that possible? Well, it involves a mixture of lead and metal alloy (lead = be careful, don’t let kids use it, etc.) that creates a grey line like a pencil, except it doesn’t smudge and can’t be erased. Oh, and it never needs refills. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
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Price: $28.00
Available from: AHAlife

Red Thread Notebook

These notebooks from WRITERSBLOK use old fashioned string tie closures to keep your notes secure. Note: if you are particularly picky about paper, do a little research and read a few reviews on WRITERSBLOK journals- a few people have commented that the paper is a little thinner than Moleskine notebooks, so you might have some ink bleed-through if you prefer heavier/thicker ink. Available in small or medium, brown or black, and plain or ruled.

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Price: $11.00 - 16.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Concrete Goods by 22 Design STudio

These new desk accessories from 22 Design Studio are sure to snazz up your desk/workspace. The 4th Dimension Clock, Sketch Pencil and Sketch Pen are cast in concrete and provide the pragmatic functions needed in a workspace; they also stand as works of art on their own.
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Filo Tape Dispenser

Talk about minimalist office supplies, could this tape dispenser be reduced any further? Made of mirror polished stainless steel, it measures 2.25″ wide and 3.25″ in depth. That could be the smallest dispenser ever, or at least the smallest (and least likely to offend anyone’s eyes) available in today’s marketplace. It certainly won’t win points for ease of use, but for those of you that want a dispenser to fit in a small desk drawer or perhaps even your briefcase or bag, it could be the right option.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: YLiving

Small Bird Card Set by Fanny Shorter

While you could use these cards for correspondence, you might also consider framing a few for a special spot somewhere in your home. Each illustration is a small bird drawn to scale 1:1 by artist Fanny Shorter and the set includes some of the tiniest birds in the world. Which one is the smallest? Apparently the Bee Hummingbird at 5.5 cm long- that’s 2.1653543 inches. Tiny!
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Price: $37.00
Available from: Lin Morris

Vote Cards

See those tiny red letters and what they spell out? Early voting begins in several states this week, and now’s the time to motivate yourself and others to participate in this year’s elections. Maybe you could hand them out around the office, or post one in a conspicuous place on the bulletin board at your local dry cleaners or favorite lunch place. Sometimes it only takes the tiniest push to get someone to the polls (and other times it takes a bull horn).

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Lunatik Polymer Touch Pen

Ah-ha, a pen and stylus, all in one. Click the top and an analog rollerball pen cartridge protracts, enabling you to write on paper surfaces as usual. Click again and the pen cartridge retracts, leaving you with a silicone tip that works with your tablet device. Dual tip, dual function. Video below.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Rubber X-Bands

Time for an update. We posted these years ago, and they’ve not disappeared from our wishlists, though they have slightly changed in terms of pricing and available retailers. These Rubber X-Bands would come in handy for all sorts of office related papers and miscellany, or, better yet, for keeping a small gift box sealed as shown. Each box has an assortment of four sizes and colors, 16 rubberbands in total.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Fierzo Desk Organizer

Do you have papers scattered all over your desk? Maybe you could use an organizer that held paper vertically, something like this Fierzo Desk Organizer. Two stainless steel frames are held together by clips, allowing paper sheets to be held and presented without taking up too much precious workspace. The base doubles as a pen tray, perfect for smaller office supplies. Available in two sizes.
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Price: $58.00
Available from: YLiving

Scratch Travel Journal

Do you think Columbus Day should be rededicated as Explorer’s Day? Sounds better, doesn’t it? However you feel about the issue, and whether or not you have the day off, don’t let that adventurous spirit inside you get too comfortable on the sofa. Take a trip! While you’re at it, maybe bring along this travel journal: there’s a checklist, a diary, an international translator (perhaps not the most thorough, mind you), and the pièce de résistance, of course, is the scratch off maps. Scratch off the towns and chart your journey through a continent. Maybe it’s a little fussy for the serious traveler, but if your approach is more carefree then it could be a fun way to keep track of your travels.
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Price: $27.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods