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Desk Accessories

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.

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

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

“&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 : 7.5โ€ย x 5โ€ย

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

flatpack office set

“B.I.O is a concept built around the flat and slimmed processes of today; where packaging, assembly, transportation and the environment are all concerns and are considered. B.I.O delivers a an unventional and fresh furnishing concept.

The ultimate office to go – B.I.O is laser cut, powder coated (so there’s no paint splitting on the seams) recyclable aluminum. Snap the objects out of the sheet, fold and you have a business card holder, a 3 pen holder and a postcard/photo/notepad holder. Takes about 5 minutes to assemble.”

210x290mm (approx- 8 1/4″x 11 1/2″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy flatpack office set here

Pessimistic Pencil

This cracks me up.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.50
Availability: Buy Pessimistic Pencil here

Parq document Tray by Alessi

A different design for your document tray…

“The Parq document Tray by Alessi, designed by Hani Rashid in 2006, puts a modern twist on the ever mundane office products. The trays stand alone beautifully or when stacked.”

Available in Black, Light Blue, or White.
Trays sold individually.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Parq document Tray by Alessi here

K-Line Accessories

If you are just made of cash or don’t mind dropping close to a grand for a trash can, I found some accessories from Sweden for you. All the pieces are designed with stylized handles and such which resemble the “action” part of the letter ‘k’.

umbrella stand: $749
rolling table: $1075
coat rack: $965
waste basket: $749

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/15/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $749-$1075
Availability: Buy K-Line Accessories here