Rubber Band Clipboard
Nothing makes you look and feel like you’re in charge more than a clipboard. They’re also handy for marking things up while lounging away from your desk. This clever rubber-banded model comes in sleek beech plywood.
“How Are You Feeling” by David Shrigley
When your workday has you over-crazed, dip into the weirdo gallows humor of British artist David Shrigley’s new book for a laugh. A great sendup of self-help b.s.
Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencils
Remember the olden days before we had “undo,” back when we used pencils and erased stuff? These Blackwing pencils write like a graphite dream and boast an industrial-sized eraser for when you’re thinking (and rethinking) on paper.
Want to make a hook on your computer to hang your headphones? Need to hack your digital camera so it will bounce, not break? This magical, moldable, self-setting rubber lets you tweak anything to make it fit your needs.
If a Swiss Army knife and an iPhone case had a one-night stand, the result would be this wildly useful object: A rugged phone case that includes screwdrivers, scissors, pens, a nail file, tweezers, and a kickstand.
Kone Brewing System
When it comes to daily creativity, great coffee is a truly essential object. Kone Brewing offers a sleek nested system for making 32 ounces of pour-over coffee in a beautiful ceramic carafe that keeps it nice and warm. Advance warning: It ain’t cheap.
Wooden Letter Opener
Beautiful desk objects just make work nicer. And paper cuts suck. Add these two statements up, and the solution is Jonathan O’Connor’s gorgeous hand-planed letter opener.
A cross between scotch tape and a bulletin board, Dart Strip gives you 8 feet of stainless steel that you can slap up anywhere, and then affix things to it with the 16 magnets enclosed. Handy!
Sometimes when you get stuck, you just need to do something physical to reboot your brain. These balancing blocks are perfecting for tinkering in those in-between moments, and they make for pretty nice art objects, too.
Burning Love Desk Pad
High-polish desk finishes may look nice, but they act like krypronite for wireless mice. And mouse pads are so 2002. Cozy up your desk and mouse away with ease using this lovely felt desk pad.