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Office

3M Permanent Marker Eraser

3M Permanent Marker Eraser
~$6  Buy Comment

Hate when some permanently defaces your whiteboard with a Sharpie? 3M’s whiteboard eraser takes care of both permanent marker and dry erase stains with just a bit of water.

Plug Hub

Plug Hub
$29  Buy Link Comment

The Plug Hub not only lets you cover up your power cords, it also lets you coil them up neatly, thanks to the integrated anchors inside. Place it under your desk or mount it on your wall.

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Mini Cargo Crates

Mini Cargo Crates
$32  Buy Comment

From the makers of the pallet coasters comes another miniaturized industrial staple. The Inbox mini cargo crates look exactly the same as their life-sized counterparts and are just as useful too.

West Elm Lap Desk

West Elm Lap Desk
$39  Buy Comment

A combination of a lacquered solid wood surface atop a soft cotton cushion provides both a stable and comfortable working surface while you lounge on the couch. Measures 18″ x 15″ x 3″.

Bluelounge Sumo

Bluelounge Sumo
$12  Buy Link Comment

The Sumo is like a paperweight but for cables. Just run your cables through the two grooves in the middle. Its weight and the micro-suction cups on its broad feet keep cables from falling off your desk.

DrawTop

DrawTop
$10-$16  Buy Comment

Maximize your laptop’s usefulness with DrawTop, a vinyl adhesive that can be used as a whiteboard. Use it for work, to make notes, to doodle or to personalize your laptop. Also available for tablets.

Bamboo Puzzle Laptop Stand

Bamboo Puzzle Laptop Stand
~$89  Buy Comment

Minimal, but multifunctional laptop stands from Etsy seller GreenTunaDesign. The stands have a hole to help with cable management and a slot for an external keyboard. Can also be used as bookends.

SciXorx

SciXorx
~$8  Buy Comment

If you only need a pair of portable scissors, save yourself the hassle of popping out and wrestling with the tiny cutting tools in most Swiss Army knives and just get a pair of these instead.

Cantilevered Laptop Desks

Cantilevered Laptop Desks
$779-$1479  Buy Comment

Etsy seller dniceboater makes these desks using wood, bronze and aluminum with brass, copper or steel bases. They make great stand-up desks or bed desks, but they need to have lockable wheels.

Chalkboard Skull

Chalkboard Skull
$42  Buy Comment

Perfect for tracking the next person on your hit list, this plastic skull model has been covered with enamel chalkboard paint for these and other random evil thoughts. Totally beats sticky notes.

Cas Hanwei Mark 1 Letter Opener

Cas Hanwei Mark 1 Letter Opener
$15  Buy Comment

No, you can’t use this thing to stop spammers from filling your Gmail box, but you can slice your snail mail open in seconds with this opener based on a vintage 1918 “knuckle-duster” trench knife.

GeekDesk

GeekDesk
$799+  Buy Link Comment

An electronically height-adjustable desk. GeekDesk 2 goes from 21″ to 48″ high with a lifting capacity of 275lbs, while GeekDesk Max goes from 23″ to 49″ and lifts up to 335lbs. Demo videos here.

H2Office

H2Office

Brings new meaning to “work at home,” floating your telecommuting space on the water, instead of on land. The 245+ sq. ft. office (plus deck) offers ample room for both work and entertaining.

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Chalkboard Office Accessories

Chalkboard Office Accessories
$4.50 - $40  Buy Comment

Office staples – pencil cup, file box and magazine holder – made of wood composite and painted with a chalkboard surface. Add labels, write notes or just doodle on them. Includes one piece of chalk.

Hand Paper Shredder

Hand Paper Shredder
$24  Buy Comment

A 6″ x 1 1/2″ paper shredder that doesn’t require an artificial power source to operate – simply twist both ends in opposite directions to make it shred. Just don’t let kids get their hands on it.

Karton Cardboard Furniture

Karton Cardboard Furniture

Home and office furniture made of 100% recyclable high-grade corrugated paper board. They are easy to assemble and disassemble, and can even be painted or varnished. (In Australia only for now.)

Ostrich Desk Pillow

Ostrich Desk Pillow

This odd ‘pocket pillow’ from design firm kawamura-ganjavian looks perfect for catching some z’s during your lunch break and/or hiding from that looming deadline all day.

Dual USB Outlet Adapter

Dual USB Outlet Adapter
$20  Buy Comment

Turn any standard AC outlet into a USB charging station with this neat adapter from Aluratek. It will provide you with 2 USB ports and 3 outlets, and it has built-in power surge protection.

LightDims

LightDims
$6-$12  Buy Link Comment

Forgive the tacky, traditional commercial and you’ll see the benefit of LightDims, reusable stick-on LED shades. Comes in two variants – one that dims LEDs and one that blocks them out totally.

OfficePOD Backyard Office

OfficePOD Backyard Office

The next best thing to having class outside: OfficePOD, a modern cubicle designed for people who work from home; it includes an integrated desk, plenty of storage, and secure locking system.

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Lexon Buro Collection

Lexon Buro Collection

Commonly used office items that are stackable and have a harmonious color range, meant to reduce both the physical and visual clutter on desks. Designed by Adrian and Jeremy Wright.

Scotch Tape Sculptures

Scotch Tape Sculptures

Some terrific creativity was found at the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest. The second annual contest challenged artists of every level to create original sculptures using just packaging tape.

Mood Mugs

Mood Mugs
$16  Buy Comment

Your colleagues will know how you’re feeling every morning with Thabto’s lighthearted Mood Mugs; the double wall insulated porcelain pieces feature simple facial expressions to reflect the mood.

Sydney Harbor in Stationery

Sydney Harbor in Stationery

The Australian Staples guys have rebuilt Sydney Harbour entirely out of stationery and office supplies, including sticky notes, rubberbands, thumbtacks, and bulldog clips. (Thanks D.W.!)

Lunchtime Clock Hack

Lunchtime Clock Hack

Randy Sarafan hacked his Lunchtime Clock to automatically speed up by 20% at 11 am every day, then slow down by another 20% at 11:48, extending the lunch hour by 12 delicious minutes.

Juice Box Charging Station

Juice Box Charging Station
$99  Buy Comment

A classier alternative to the CableBox, the Juice Box is a 15.5″ x 8″ x 4″ mitered walnut box with a removable felted wool top. An elastic cord keeps cables in check. Power strip not included.

Herman Miller SAYL Work Chair

Herman Miller SAYL Work Chair
$399-$499  Buy Comment

Yves Behar was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge when he came up with the SAYL. The frameless back and Y-Tower give ergonomic support while adapting to the user’s shape and movements.

AIAIAI A-Stand

AIAIAI A-Stand
$55  Buy Comment

Inspired by the ubiquitous plumbing pipe, the A-stand is made of PVC tubes, with a soft touch rubber coating to prevent slippage. The stand is adjustable to fit different laptop sizes.

The Mobile Office

The Mobile Office

Designed by Tim Vinke, this puzzle-like block is a complete office on wheels. There’s a desk, two chairs, and even a lamp. The squishy expanded foam surfaces are probably pretty comfy too.

Clipper CS-1 Cockpit Cubicle

Clipper CS-1 Cockpit Cubicle

Douglas Ball and Jeff Sokalski’s Clipper CS-1, a shedlike, mancavey capsule, was designed for use inside a traditional office and is in the permanent collection at London’s Museum of Design.

Sticky Note Memo Gun

Sticky Note Memo Gun

Alex Marshall has designed the Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun (rifle and steampunk versions too) for those “idea guys” at the office who need to get their concepts out into the world RIGHT AWAY.

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