Spock's Home Office Would Include This USS Enterprise Desk and Chair

Adam Savage recently built his own flawless replica of Kirk’s captain’s chair, but the talented designers behind Super-Fan Builds have taken that idea to the next level by turning the entire USS Enterprise into a glowing computer desk and office chair that looks ready to hit warp nine. »5/26/15 1:19pm5/26/15 1:19pm

This Sharpener Turns Tiny Stubs Into Longer Pencils

If you stop and think about it, it’s almost impossible to use an entire pencil because after repeated sharpenings you eventually end up with a tiny unusable stub. What a ripoff. There’s a solution to that problem, though. A clever new sharpener with multiple blades that lets you stack a stub onto a brand new pencil… »4/01/15 10:30pm4/01/15 10:30pm

This Spartan Organizer Defends Your Desk Against Clutter

Even though the majority of your work day is probably spent staring at a computer screen, somehow your desk gets cluttered faster than you can clean it. So following up on its Spartan-themed knife block, the talented and fully-digited woodworkers at Missing Digit Woodshop have created a desktop version that can now… »3/27/15 5:16pm3/27/15 5:16pm

What Could Be More Satisfying Than Using This Punching Bag Hole Punch?

If you've ever tried to create a set of holes through more than two pieces of paper using a hole punch, you realize how terribly designed those contraptions really are. But instead of re-engineering one from the ground up to work better, the folks at Toysmith found another way to make a hole punch more user-friendly… »3/10/15 5:15pm3/10/15 5:15pm

The Humble Binder Clip Just Became Much More Useful 

Just because a product seems perfect doesn't necessarily mean there isn't room to squeeze just a little more usefulness out of it. Take the humble binder, or bulldog clip, as it's often called. Its simple design lets it keep giant stacks of paper in order, prevent loose cables from sliding off your desk—but with a… »2/27/15 2:33pm2/27/15 2:33pm

Masterpiece Sticky Notes Let the Mona Lisa Remind You To Get Milk

A bright yellow sticky note attached to your monitor is supposed to serve as an impossible to ignore reminder of something that needs to get done. But what about when your monitor is covered in 30 sticky notes? They all start to blend together into one easily ignorable mass. But with the Mona Lisa smirking at you,… »1/23/15 5:35pm1/23/15 5:35pm

Ray Gun Rulers Make You Actually Want to Solve For Y

At some point in a child's life they eventually make the connection that a long plastic ruler is not unlike the barrel of a gun, and suddenly math homework gets a lot more enjoyable as they blast away at imaginary aliens between problems. The folks at Atypyk have taken that idea one step further with a pair of plastic… »1/16/15 10:10am1/16/15 10:10am

Boldly Organize Your Files Where No One Has Organized Before

It doesn't take much to convince a Star Trek fan to buy some Trek-related merchandise, but even non-Trekkies are going to find these fun paper clips hard to pass by. For $20 (available sometime in July) this Trek-themed tin includes 20 paper clips shaped like the Starfleet delta insignia, and 20 paper clips shaped… »1/09/15 9:26am1/09/15 9:26am

Giant Removable Stickers Turn Any Flat Surface Into a Whiteboard

Inspiration can strike anywhere, and if you're the type who needs to immediately write down their revelations, you might want to toss a few bucks towards Brandon Saw who's Kickstartering a simple non-permanent adhesive wrap that turns any flat surface into an erasable whiteboard. If brainstorming is your thing, you'll… »11/14/14 10:48am11/14/14 10:48am

Eraser Racers Fix Mistakes Faster Than You Can Make Them

Deep down we all know we're learning important things for when we're older, but that doesn't make school any less boring. And since most teachers maintain a strict 'no toys' policy, kids have to find other clever ways to make it through a school day—such as innocent-looking pair of erasers that are actually pullback… »11/13/14 3:28pm11/13/14 3:28pm

A Staple-Free Stapler That Doesn't Leave Ugly Holes Behind

The staple-free stapler isn't a new idea; they've been around for decades, locking pages together without the need for tiny metal clips. But older designs use a method where an unsightly hole is punched through your documents, unlike Kokuyo's clever new Harinacs stapler which simply crimps the corners to keep up to… »10/09/14 9:27am10/09/14 9:27am

Shock Absorbers and Shields Stop the Lead in This Pencil From Breaking

It might seem like a case of over-engineering, but there's no denying the thin pieces of lead used in mechanical pencils are prone to easily breaking. So instead of rolling our eyes at Zebra Co.'s new DelGuard pencils, which actually feature shock absorbers and retractable shields to prevent lead from breaking, we… »10/08/14 9:00am10/08/14 9:00am