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Desk Organizers

Toolbox by Arik Levy

Sure, we can hope to organize everything perfectly in neat stacks in drawers and other appropriate places, but sometimes it’s easier to just chuck it into a box, or even better, a toolbox. Store your scissors, tape, rulers, or whatever else you like to keep on hand in this open toolbox and move it from desk to worktable and back again with little fuss. Lots of colors to choose from too.


Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: YLiving

Roberu Leather Pen Case

Ah, the eternal quest for a perfect pen case, doesn’t it keep you up at night? Of course it does, because what else do you have to worry about? So, throw some money around and pick up one of these classic leather pen cases from Leather Factory Roberu. They’ll do your writing instruments proud.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Postino Desk Accessories

Looking for a set of desk accessories? The Postino collection by Alexis Georgacopoulos are inspired by the folds of a paper envelope, if you haven’t already guessed. The open edges give the aluminum material “a conceptual lightness”, though I’m sure if you decide to throw them at anyone they’ll be appropriately heavy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

One Point One Leather Pen Case

I’ll add this to the list of seriously awesome-office-products-that-I-really-don’t-need-but-desperately-want. The devil is in the details, and well, it’s the extremely clever and unique elastic closure that makes this product really stand out.

Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Available from: miljรถ shop

Bluelounge Sumo

This type of thing seems unnecessary until you drop a cord behind your desk, only to spend five minutes retrieving it in the most unflattering position possible. It’s simple enough; the Sumo acts like a paperweight for your cables. It keeps them from slipping off the work surface with its weight and micro-suction pads. For $12, keep your dignity intact.

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Available from: Bluelounge

Rhombin Desk Organizer

This modular three piece set will organize your desktop clutter in no time. You can arrange them in numerous ways to suit your needs, and take note that two sets will give you quite a few options (see photos at TUC). You’ll also be happy to hear they’re made from a a plant based bio-plastic called Cereplast.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: PLASTICA

OFFI Go File

If you do your best work in front of the television (or outside), this tote file might come in handy. Move your files easily around the house and then return the paperwork to your work area when finished. Plus, the unit can be taken apart and wall mounted if you prefer to be deskbound.

Designed by Eric Pfeiffer and Manufactured by OFFI.
Material: Powder coated Aluminum.
Specs:6.5d x 12w x 10.25h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Available from: 2modern

Up Filer Universal Vertical Filing Rack

What better way to start off a Monday than with a filing rack? After all, filing papers is the most exciting thing in the world*, so therefore, anything to help that lovely job go faster/better is worth a gander. This filing rack differs from most in that it is a wall mounted vertical storage rack, which allows files and other flat content to vary by size yet still remain visible. Labels are located at the bottom of files, allowing for a quick visual scan, and the pivoting hanger allows for easy addition and removal of items. If you work with different sizes of paper/artwork, this could be a very smart storage solution.


Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: westerville design

Source: materialicious

Collator 10

You’ll not be surprised that this expandable rack was originally made out of wood in 1924, as it’s most certainly not the most sleek and modern storage option out there. However, that’s its distinct appeal; the industrial quality of (recycled) aluminum makes for a no-nonsense file system that allows you to easily see all papers, projects, etc. and have them right at hand. The collator can be hung vertically on the wall or kept horizontally on your work surface. Previously priced at $140, it’s now on sale for $98.

Note: Or, as Brian and Joe commented below, you can get one from a stationery or office supply store for around $30. Thanks guys. Here are a few links: $26.12 at, $27.68 at, or $33.02 at Amazon.

Made in Germany.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: Design Within Reach

Virgo Metal Wall Organizer

This wall organizer is on sale from $59.95, which makes it an absolute steal if you’re in dire need of a landing pad for notes and messages (and keys and letters, etc.). It looks like powder coated steel, but you might want to email the retailer before purchasing just to make sure (and be sure to ask after the dimensions too so you’re not surprised when it arrives and it’s bigger/smaller than you had hoped).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: Nood Furniture & Design

Letterpress Action Clips

Even though i’m paper free–these still appeal to the organizer in me.

Noone likes an office manager shouting at you, so employ these clips instead. Each one has a call to action; review, file, pay & urgent. Each clip (1.75″) is made from thick, letterpressed board with a metal clip attached to the back. 4 clips served up in a little tub.


Purchase Information:

Price: £9.00
Available from: Present&Correct

Small to Tall Containers

Set of four containers slipcast in ceramic stoneware or earthenware, finished with food-safe glazes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Supermarket: JFish Designs

ICO Basket

This little recycled cardboard basket is inspired by an icosahedron (that’s 20 sides for you non-nerds). At about 8 inches wide, it’s a great size to store all manner of stuff, specifically all those little odds and ends lying around your desk. Arrives flat packed with instructions on assembly.

Size: 8.3″ dia.


Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: The Vitrine

UNIT 1 by Kalon Studios

This desk cubbyhole sort of thing can either stand upright or flat, depending on how you want to use it. There’s three different sized openings for mail, magazines, books, etc. and the size makes it versatile enough to fit on a desk or stand beside an armchair.


Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign


Occasionally we’ll get emails from some of you saying that links on old posts need updating (and thank you very much for those emails, because there’s no way we’re able to spot them all on our own), and a few of you have noticed lately that this Utensilo post from Oct 2, 2007 needed some attention. So.

The Unten.Silo was designed in the 1960s by Dorothe Becker and Ingo Maurer, and has become a somewhat iconic storage solution. I love the fact that it keeps everything in its right place, whether it be in a office workspace, playroom, or kitchen.

Available in white, red, or black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Velocity Art And Design