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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make the best out of tight quarters with West Elm’s Flip Desk: it looks like a classic campaign table, but flips open to reveal a desk with slide-out desktop, drawer, and open cubby.
Get Back’s Metal Roll Top Desk looks better than most contemporary desks a quarter its age; this vintage-style desk has been completely refinished with brushed silver and brass accents.
They’re currently sold out, but we can’t wait to conduct cubicle combat with Cardnetic’s Penny Shooter; the business card-sized shooter has a fold-up magazine that holds up to 10 pennies.
Rock your workspace garage-band style with CB2’s industrial-styled Trig File Cabinet; it sports high-gloss powdercoated sheet steel with stainless grips and casters with front-drive brakes.
Five years in the making, Wiege’s On Chair is off-balance in a good way: the active seat has joints that can tilt forward, back, and side to side, thereby keeping you moving while sitting.
OXO is usually found in the kitchen, but their Cord Catch is at home in any office: made out of heavy die cast zinc and padded with a non-slip base, it keeps cords and cables within reach.
There’s no room for junk in the Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk; finished with cigar leather and 3,000+ brass nailheads, it’s a high-end mini office with pull-down desktop and bookshelves.
Simple, space saving, and sleek, The Space Bar is more like an aluminum parking spot for your keyboard, hiding it away when not in use; also included: six USB ports at the front.
Sit back and relax work with Herman Miller’s Envelop Desk; it features an “infield” that slides and pivots to support your forearms, allowing you to keep a more comfortable posture.
Because it’s good to know where your priorities fly: Ryan Vanderbilt’s table&tennis is a slick, wood-topped, metal-framed conference table that also doubles as a ping pong table.
John Austin’s Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction is a must for cubicle combat; build 35 devices including catapults, slingshots, and bombs, all MacGyver’d from office supplies.
Scott Trosclair is one super man: he’s turned his cubicle at a film animation studio into a mini Fortress of Solitude, complete with LED-lit acrylic crystals and a hand-sculpted Jorel head.
Solve your persistent pen pilfering problems with this Borrow My Pen? set by Fred; the eight pens are screen printed with messages that make long-term borrowing a socially risky proposition.
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