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 5:35pm 1/23/15 5:35pm

Gaze Into the Future of Scotch Tape With 3M's Amazing New Dispenser

Few of us touch or even think about Scotch tape between holidays, birthdays, and whenever a gift needs to be wrapped. But some people deal with the sticky stuff all day long, so 3M enlisted designer Joongho Choi to help create a better tape dispenser, and the results are surprisingly impressive. » 1/19/15 1:05pm 1/19/15 1:05pm

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 10:10am 1/16/15 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 9:26am 1/09/15 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 10:48am 11/14/14 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 3:28pm 11/13/14 3:28pm

Let a Tiny Trash Can Dispose of Your Desk Clutter

Despite its diminutive stance, this miniature garbage can from Vipp is fully functional. Touch the tiny pedal where you'd usually stomp your foot and the lid temporarily pops open letting you dispose of tiny bits of trash, or store pens, pencils, paper clips, and other bits of stuff floating around your desk. » 10/24/14 5:20pm 10/24/14 5:20pm

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 9:27am 10/09/14 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 9:00am 10/08/14 9:00am

Dry Erase Markers in a Can Let You Vandalize White Boards With Abandon

Following up on the harmless chalk markers from yesterday, here's another way to get your vandalism fix if you're an upstanding citizen who doesn't like to break the law. This spraycan is filled with dry erase paint that works just like the ink in a dry erase marker so you can tag to your heart's content, and then… » 9/04/14 9:51am 9/04/14 9:51am

A Carbon Fiber Stapler Is Definitely More Lustworthy Than a Swingline

In recent years carbon fiber has developed a nasty habit of turning up in places it really doesn't belong. Its woven black finish might look neat on a mousepad, but the ultralight material should stick to places it really belongs like on high-performance race cars, in any product coming from the aerospace industry, … » 8/13/14 5:00pm 8/13/14 5:00pm

Paperclip Thumbtacks Let You Hang Photos Without Stabbing Them

The thumbtack and the paper clip haven't seen much improvement since they were introduced to the office supply world—but that's because they haven't needed any. So it's surprising how useful the two can be when merged into one tool called the Pinclip that lets you hand documents or photos without having to pierce them… » 8/05/14 11:27am 8/05/14 11:27am

Door Handle Sticky Notes Ensure Nothing Gets Forgotten When You Leave

Is there anything more frustrating than getting ten minutes away from home only to realize you forgot something important and have to double-back? It only takes one forgotten laptop or smartphone to make these $10 door hanger sticky notes completely worth it as a last-minute fail-safe reminder. » 7/28/14 2:06pm 7/28/14 2:06pm

Color-Changing Markers Let You Know When a Hot Drink Has Safely Cooled

The markers used by baristas at coffee shops to label cups might soon be useful for more than just identifying your drink. Inspired by the experience of burning your tongue on overly hot coffee, the Ink N Drink markers contain heat-sensitive ink that lets you know which drink is yours, and if it's safe to sip yet. » 5/13/14 9:20am 5/13/14 9:20am

This Lighter Sharpener Destroys Wooden Pencils Without Fire

You can make short work of destroying a pencil with a standard Bic lighter, but this fuel-free alternative is arguably a safer way to go about it. Because instead of setting it on fire, all you need is a few minutes of constant twisting to turn turn your Faber-Castells into a pile of shavings. For just $12 it's also… » 4/24/14 5:00pm 4/24/14 5:00pm