A fun play on classic diner menu sign boards, ThreePotatoFourCo’s 10″ x 3.5″ black-on-white desktop version challenges you to spell out your thoughts with the utmost economy of language. Includes an oak wood base and 145 interchangeable letters and numbers.
Upgrade the casters on your office chair with the same sort of quiet, smooth-rolling wheels found on rollerblades. They skate across low-pile carpet without a problem, are safe for all kinds of floors, and just look way cooler than the stock casters. Sold as a set of five.
A beautiful screen-printed perpetual wall calendar. It uses three rotating disks that indicate the day, month and date. It comes in black, white, red and purple; 25% of the proceeds from the latter go to Pro-Literacy Detroit. Also available from Schoolhouse.
Perfect for shared workspaces, Poppin’s cozy chair provides a degree of privacy while checking emails or just vegging out. Comes in a variety of solid and two-tone colors, and offers an optional power module for keeping charged up. Also, check out the matching ottoman.
The da Vinci Color can print objects with fully colored surfaces. It can print 16 million colors, thanks to its proprietary process that uses CMYK ink along with PLA or PETG filament. While not good enough to make finished products, it’s great for creating prototypes.
MOVI lets you convert standard desks into standing desks. Its electronic lift can be adjusted in 0.5″ increments and go up to 18″ high. You can save your preferred height on the control panel, which also has a USB charging port. Its 45″ wide surface is made of bamboo.
Stay focused and discreet while working with Uplift Desk’s Acoustic Privacy Panel. It’s a dense polyester fiber board that clamps on the back or sides of your desk to dampen noise. It can also be used like a corkboard. It comes with clamps that fit on desktops up to 1.75″ thick.
The Czur ET16 overhead scanner uses a 16MP Sony image sensor to scan one page per 1.5s. It has the usual scanner features such as OCR for extracting text, and can correct distortions from curved pages. The downside? Users say its manual and software could use some work.
One of Google’s lesser known products is this 55″ 4K digital whiteboard, designed to make brainstorming ideas across the globe easier, faster, and more fun. The Verge went hands on with this cool new collaboration tool. The initial software seems imperfect, but it’s still slick.
Kids today probably have no idea what a pencil even is, but for those of us who cut our teeth on Number 2 writing instruments will appreciate this fun desk caddy that looks like a giant sharpener. Made from real wood and stainless steel, and available in single or double sizes.
UK Designer Cliver Roddy’s clever desktop creation replicates the house from Pixar’s Up by using 300 pushpins as tiny surrogate balloons. You’ll need to stick them all into the cork sphere yourself, but that’ll give you something to pass the time. Made from birch plywood.