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The Art of Hand Magnets

At first these looked like Barbie-sized hand magnets, but they’re quite a bit larger than that, thank goodness. Barbie-sized hand magnets probably wouldn’t be very functional (unless they were mighty-magnet strong).

Each set includes 8 hands measuring 7cm x 3.5cm. Hand signals include; Budha hand, pick up the phone, ok, high five, raise your hand, win and good.

Purchase Information:

Price: £35.00
Availability: Buy The Art of Hand Magnets here

Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board

Do you need a notice board for your thoughts and messages? Here’s two that could fit into a tight vertical space, plus, they’re pink (also in red and black respectively) and on sale (because if you need a notice board, why not pink and why not get one on sale?).

Innersmile Kringel-Kari Notice Board, $85.00 $51.00,
Buy it here.

Kringel-Kari is perhaps the most innovative notice boards every made. This is an enjoyable way to remember a variety of things on a hectic day. Length: 29.5″, Width: 7″. Made of soft foam. Available in red or pink.

Innersmile Pillar Notice Board, $50.00 $27.50,
Buy it here.

finally a board for small and narrow wall spaces! With it’s slimmed design, the Pillar is perfect for the small household or office, but also works nicely as a compliment to larger notice boards. Made of soft foam and available in either black or pink. Length: 23.5″ Width: 5″.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $27.50
Availability: Buy Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board here

On/Off Magnet

On? Off? Either way this magnet will keep things right where you put them.

Like turning on and off the switch, turn the magnet “on” to stick memos on the fridge, or turn it “off” to use a pair as a photo stand. It’s simple, yet versatile and fun to play with during those “off” moments!
Package comes in a set of 4 on/off magnets.

W2.0″ x L1.0″ x H0.4″

$16.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy On/Off Magnet here

I am a Paper Paper Clip

Here’s an excellent idea: a paper paper clip that’s safe to put through a paper shredder.

Made from 100% sustainable wood pulp.
Each clip measures 1 inch long and will hold up to 20 sheets of paper.
50 clips to the pack.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy I am a Paper Paper Clip here

pixel colored pencils

Ooo, how fun are these pixel pencils? If you know anyone that’s suffering from back-to-school-boringness, maybe these’ll pep them up a tiny little bit. And, since you’re ordering them for your friend/child/coworker(?), you might as well get a set for yourself…you know, to show solidarity.

Set includes 12 colors and one #2 pencil. Measures 6.5″

$10.00, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

Polaroid Notes

Oh, what will we ever do without Polaroids? You do know you can get a Special Edition Polaroid One 600 Classic Camera* at UO don’t you? If you don’t feel like spending 180 smackers, you can use these notecards to relive the magic.

These Polaroid-inspired notecards are
made to look like the real thing! Using
dreamy Polaroid images, the set comes
with 20 different notecards and includes
envelopes. Each is truly beautiful! Made
by Chronicle Books.

Box is 4.5”x 5.5”

$14.95, Buy it here. or here.

*see The Impossible Project for more info.

[via swissmiss]

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy Polaroid Notes here

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Moleskine 2010 Project Planner

I know I’m not the only one who gets a little weak in the knees when seeing a stack of Moleskine notebooks (at least I admit it), so if some of you have seen this already, my apologies. The new project planner looks to have all the features we know and love in the traditional Moleskine, except inside you’ll find a 54 accordion page sheet that allows you to view your project’s time line at a glance.

With two layouts for both short and long term projects, it makes your planning easy to see at a glance. The creative concept features one giant sheet of heavyweight paper folded in to 54 zig-zag accordion pages. If you want, pull out the entire page and extend it to view your project in one discrete linear view. Both sides feature a month view, but in two different ways. One has it in a linear format, covering two days along two folds, with eleven spaces to write project details. The other side features several pages of useful info (more on that below) and a horizontal format.

3.5 x 5.5 inches
$13.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Moleskine 2010 Project Planner here

Get To The Points – Magnetic Slip-Over-the-Page Bookmarks

With that back-to-school feeling in the air, there might as well be some study aids featured. Similar to the Book Darts I posted a while ago, these bookmarks will hold a place without damage to pages. The magnetic closure ensures each mark will stay secure and the colors allow for some coding should you need it. (These sort of look like a hybrid of post-it flags and the Book Darts, don’t you think?)

These colorful, reusable magnetic bookmarks are a super easy way to prominently mark a specific line of text for future reference, a memorable passage in a book, or earmark all your favorite recipes. Simply open the point and slip the bookmark over a page and it will adhere securely. So much more book friendly than resorting to bent corners, paper clips, or high-lighting; and much neater than post-it notes sticking out of a book to note a place. Their glossy coating makes them super durable. Great for students, researchers or anyone who wants to notate something in a book without harming the pages.

25 multi-colored bookmarks to a container.

$8.75, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.75
Availability: Buy Get To The Points – Magnetic Slip-Over-the-Page Bookmarks here

Pen Loop – Set of 2

This would be extremely handy to have for any notebook/schedule where you need a writing instrument close at hand. I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of losing your pen/pencil in your bag, so just imagine how nice it would be to have it right where you need it.

“It’s self adhesive, so you can stick it to the back cover of any notebook, calendar, planner or address book. The loop is elastic. Adhesive is permanent. The adhesive portion measures 1.5 x 1.5 inches; the actual loop is approximately 5/8 inch wide x 3/4 inch high.”

Constructed of hard plastic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Available from: Leuchtturm 1917

Trace Paper/Pen Holder

A place for everything and everything in its place…that’s what comes to mind when admiring this lovely trace paper holder. Even if you don’t use tracing paper, it does look like a very nice catch-all for desk items.

“The ubiquitous roll of trace has long adorned architects’ desks. As ours inevitably wound up in a drawer, only to succumb to marks and tearing, we had in our minds that there should be a better place for such an important tool. The result is Place for Trace.” – Straight from the mouths of New York City-based, O’Brian Muehleisen Architecture Studio, who have designed this simple yet ingenious wood trace holder for architects.

Able to hold a standard roll of trace, with room for up to 15 pens and pencils.
Available in four finishes: Walnut, Cherry, Oak or Maple

Dimensions: 12″w x 3.5″d x 1.5″h

$76.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $76.00
Availability: Buy Trace Paper/Pen Holder here


Carrying around a pen, flags, and bookmarks? Silliness! This all in one BookMarker™ is thin enough to act as a bookmark but big enough to house a pen and page flags, making your notes a breeze.

BookMarker™ is super thin, so it fits easily in your book to mark your page WITHOUT breaking your book binding. The design includes a nifty strap that wraps around your book to keep the BookMarker™ in place and keep your book closed…

$5.99, Buy it here.

[via holycool]

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.99
Availability: Buy BookMarker™ here

Get the Hint Tags

There’s no messin’ around with these tags; you can get your message across without any misunderstandings.
(For those of you that are offended by the ‘f’ word, I’ve photoshopped in asterisks, but please keep in mind that the actual tags are the full-on ‘f’ bomb.)

clearly defined labels designed to make either your wishes or thoughts on serious issues well known. five mini pads of sticky notes to draw attention to urgent requirements. use them as book marks and highlighters in magazines, mail-order catalogues, computer screens. unsubtle hints for the hopeful or disgruntled!

100 re-positionable notes.
package dimensions: 6.3″ x 2.8″

$6.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Get the Hint Tags here

BackPack by Twelve South

You can pack your peripherals behind your iMac monitor with this handy shelf by Twelve South. Portable hard drives, iPhones or iPods, they all can sit out of sight but still stay within reach. The BackPack is height adjustable, so you can have two on the back of your monitor to clear up even more desk space.

-Fits all current iMacs and
Apple Cinema Displays
-Perfect place to store external
hard drives for Time Machine

$29.99, Buy it here.

[via swiss-miss via /noquedanblogs]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.99
Availability: Buy BackPack by Twelve South here

Telegram Postcards and Forget Me Not Pad

Ah, postcards, remember them? Does anyone send them anymore*? I’ll be the first to admit I don’t, but I might start with these old-fashioned telegram cards. I’m also liking the lovely scrolly Forget Me Not Pad (shown on right); it has me itching to pull out my fountain pen and meticulously note my daily to-dos.

Telegram Postcards: 4 for $6.75, Buy it here.
Forget Me Not Pad: $5.25, Buy it here.

*if you do, you get 50 points for awesome-ness

[posted by katie]

Areaware Desk Set from Singgih Kartono

These hand-crafted wood desk accessories will add a little bit more warmth to a work area and perhaps a little bit more pleasure in daily office tasks. (That’s just a guess, of course, if you hate your job I doubt a wood stapler will change that.)

Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, this desk set follows the best sustainable practices in terms of materials and production. The designer’s use of T-shape joints insures strength and adds a beautiful design detail. It is his quest to achieve functionality and absolute simplicity. The desk set includes four components: a tape dispenser, stapler, envelope opener, and pen/card/envelope holder.

Material: Naturally Harvested Mahogany and Sonokeling Wood
Boxed Dimensions: 6.75 x 5.5 x 2 inches

$75.00 for set, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Areaware Desk Set from Singgih Kartono here