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

An Erasable Whiteboard Elephant That Never Forgets Your Grocery List

Random text files can get deleted, sticky notes can go missing, but the chances that this seven-inch ceramic elephant goes missing from your desk are slim to nil—who would dare steal such a thing? And that's why it makes for the perfect spot to quickly jot notes and things that need remembering. Well, that and it… » 4/14/14 5:00pm 4/14/14 5:00pm

A Charming Adventure Around the World Animated With Office Supplies

A girl named Elastika lives in a world made of office supplies, but her escapades are a far cry from cubicle drudgery. With just some pushpins and rubber bands, filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet takes her—and us—around the world in screeching cars, sinking ships, and even rockets. Can you catch all the famous sights that… » 4/02/14 6:00pm 4/02/14 6:00pm

These Cartoon Drawings Are Actual Pencil Cases

It might be hard to believe, but these colorful illustrations of 3D pencil cases are just an optical illusion. They're all actually real flat pencil cases that use bold lines and strategic angles to seem like they're 3D from the right angle. Don't believe us? Here's a shot of the purple one from another angle. » 3/27/14 10:20am 3/27/14 10:20am

Tangram Sticky Notes Let You Leave a Message Without Writing a Word

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then this set of Tangram puzzle sticky notes let you leave a longer message than you could ever fit on a single Post-it note. The collection of angular shapes can be arranged into almost any shape you can think of, although a drop or two of artistic talent will certainly help. » 3/07/14 5:20pm 3/07/14 5:20pm

Your iPhone Can Search These Storage Boxes Without Having to Open Them

You know that stack of storage boxes buried deep in your closet that you're too lazy to dismantle to find that one item you're looking for? These boxes from King Jim feature a small tag on one side that lets you catalog photos of their contents, so when it's time to find something you can do all the searching from… » 3/05/14 12:00pm 3/05/14 12:00pm

Wooden Desk Sticky Notes Can Be Vandalized Without Detention

As we passed from homeroom to homeroom during our formative educational years, it's understandable that many of us wanted to ensure we left a legacy behind to be remembered by. And that legacy usually came in the form of carving our names and the year into our desks—an act that no longer results in detention if… » 3/04/14 5:00pm 3/04/14 5:00pm

A Clip That Turns Any Stack of Paper Into a Homemade Notebook

Tired of waiting for Field Notes to release a notebook in your favorite color? Take matters into your own hands with this simple $9 Eco Clip. All you need is a stack of letter or legal-sized paper and enough strength to fold it in half. Then you just slide the Eco Clip down onto the edge and bam—instant notebook. » 2/28/14 9:40am 2/28/14 9:40am