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

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 your … » 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 caught, … » 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

Intricate Architectural Office Supplies Put a Skyline On Your Desk

The only thing worse than being stuck at a desk all day is being stuck at a desk in an office without a view. So if you're not high enough on the corporate ladder to warrant a window yet, these lovely Archi-desk accessories can put a New York-style skyline on your desk, no matter where it's located. » 2/06/14 11:20am 2/06/14 11:20am

A Gorgeous Inkless Pen That Never Needs a Refill

Pininfarina is known for turning Ferraris and other exotic cars into even more impressive works of art, so it's a safe assumption that its new 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano writing instrument is going to cost a small fortune when available. But with an inkless design that never needs a new cartridge, it could eventually… » 2/05/14 11:20am 2/05/14 11:20am

The Classic Bic Pen Now Works On Your Smartphone Display Too

Writing implements aren't going to be supplanted by touchscreen devices anytime soon. But that isn't stopping Bic from hedging its bets and ensuring its classic see-through plastic pens remain relevant. The company's new Cristal Stylus features a rubber tip on the bottom letting you jot notes on a touchscreen device,… » 1/28/14 1:40pm 1/28/14 1:40pm

This Table Isn't Complete Until You Decorate It With—Staples?

As the number of documents you actually need to print diminishes year by year, you're probably finding that you don't use office accessories as quickly. Like staples, which are all but useless without stacks of paper to bind. But designer Nilly Mozer has come up with another way to use them up: A lovely clear table… » 1/16/14 1:40pm 1/16/14 1:40pm

The Gradient Markings On This Ruler Are Visible On Light or Dark Paper

Here's a simple but rather clever design improvement for clear plastic rulers that most of us would have probably welcomed back in grade school. Nendo's new Contrast Ruler features metric markings that fade from black to white, so no matter what color of surface you're working on and shows through, you can always… » 1/15/14 3:00pm 1/15/14 3:00pm

Elastic Cubes Take Rubber Bands Into the Third Dimension

For some reason mankind has been happy to settle for elastic rubber bands that only exist in two dimensions. So far they've served us mostly ok, but the talented designers at Nendo have realized that taking rubber bands into the third dimension vastly improves their usefulness. From securing rolled up documents, to… » 1/14/14 11:20am 1/14/14 11:20am

Static Cling Sticky Notes That Stick Without the Sticky

Your standard Post-it note is a one-sided, single-use affair. You're free to flip it over and write on the back, of course, but then you can't actually stick it anywhere. The folks at EcoStatic Inc. figured they could do better, and they have, with a sticky note that relies on static electricity instead of adhesive to… » 12/20/13 1:20pm 12/20/13 1:20pm

A Measuring Tape For Anyone Who's Dreamed of Blasting Off This Rock

Tools like chainsaws and nail guns are tons of fun, but tape measures? It's hard to get excited about the ones that don't involve lasers. But a measuring tape that looks like a tiny earth with an even tinier rocket that blasts off leaving a trail of inches and centimeters? You've got our attention. » 12/13/13 5:20pm 12/13/13 5:20pm

A Notchless Dispenser That Cuts Tape With a Perfectly Straight Edge

There's probably very few of us who've put much thought into what kind of tape we use to wrap a gift—after all, choosing the paper is hard enough. But there's a small subset of the population who couldn't possibly consider giving a gift that wasn't flawlessly wrapped. And it's those folks who will be ecstatic to… » 12/04/13 5:00pm 12/04/13 5:00pm

Beef Jerky Business Cards Let Them Chew On Your Credentials

Though slowly becoming antiquated, the business card is still the easiest way to make a great first impression with a new contact. Your choice of design, fonts, even paper says a lot about you. So imagine the impression you'll leave when you hand someone your contact details laser-etched onto a piece of beef jerky » 11/27/13 10:20am 11/27/13 10:20am

An Indestructible Marker Keeps You Vandalizing Through the Apocalypse

Just because the world as we know it has come to an end doesn't mean that people won't want to read an amusing limerick written on a bathroom stall. And for just $8, this Pocket Shark Tactical Marker is guaranteed to survive almost anything—from a Mad Max-style dystopia, to even a zombie uprising. Let's see your… » 10/25/13 4:20pm 10/25/13 4:20pm

Keep Your Desk Clutter-Free With These Clever Magnetic Doodads

A while back, we showed you this awesome magnetic bottle opener for all your no-mess, Adult Beverage needs. Now, our friends at DropCatch have infiltrated the office—not with beer (bummer) but with a new line of lovely magnetic pen and headphone holders. » 10/07/13 5:00pm 10/07/13 5:00pm