Modern Stationery Designs that add value to your desk setup

2020 has us scrambling to turn our comfy homes into a semblance of a moderately productive work setup (adulting is real!). And while we need some healthy distraction, this is a chance for you to wishlist some products that will amp up your workspace! Laptops, pen, and notepad are the basics of any work station but what happens beyond the realm of regular? Let us show you! This highly selective curation involves modern, minimal and elegant stationery designs that double up to provide additional value that will make you fall in love with your work from home space!

Jiachun LV’s Bowl Sharpener is shaped like a cute little soup bowl! The base of the bowl consists of the actual sharpener opening, through which you slip in your pencil, and begin to sharpen it. As you sharpen your pencil, the pencil shavings and the lead residue are stored in the bowl. Be it those yellow pencils or a rainbow of color pencils, the different shavings create a beautiful visual!

Clip Art by Present & Correct is a wonderful history lesson in paper clip design. The series features ten different paper clips from 1860 to 1934, recreated from ancient patent records. The Clip Art is a series worth collecting and admiring, especially for the way it captures how subtly different paper clips looked during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and possibly even how visual styles could be partially dictated by industrial production techniques.

Clamp Basket by Seungwan Kang & Seonhee Shin does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin; it’s a small container that attaches to the side of the desk and allows the user to collect the rubber residue that is strewn across the work surface. A compact brush is neatly integrated into the top of the bin to ensure that every last bit of rubber is disposed of! Also featured on the top of the device is a pencil sharpener, which directly takes care of those annoying pencil shavings. Be it pencil shavings, crumbs or even waste tissue, we think the Clamp Basket is a glam addition to every desk!

When it comes to a lack of desk space, the struggle is real. The Sidekick by Tan Mavitan Studio opens into an ‘L’ shaped notebook that can easily sit at the corner of your keyboard, or your mousepad, or even tablet. Its unusual shape and diagonal spine allow it to open into an ‘L’ shaped notebook that can sit at any extra corner space. The notebook won’t serve well for sketching, but makes a good note-taking pad, offering both landscape and portrait writing areas.

ATECH’s multifunctional seven-in-one pen is a marvel in itself. What starts off as a handy ballpoint pen goes on to reveal six more of its counterparts. Not only does it function as a ballpoint pen, but as a stylus for your smartphone and other touch screen devices, bottle opener, 2mm mini flat-head screwdriver, 2.5 mm Phillips screwdriver, smartphone stand and a metric and inch ruler! It provides multiple solutions for your minute everyday problems, all without having to leave your desk!

Studio BKID has designed stone stationery for the Winter Olympic Game Commemoration. This stationary shape is inspired by the Gangwondo stone mountain. Minimal, elegant and beautiful, this design has a tranquilness that allows it to occupy space on your desk while being a standalone sculpture on its own.

The ‘Eco Pot’, an intriguing little product that organizes your desk and adds a pop of green to it! Divided into two sections, the smaller square-shaped section has been reserved to store your pens and pencils. Whereas the elevated larger section functions as a planter. Crafted from elmwood, the designer Julia Kononenko has lined it with glass vessels, to ensure that neither the water nor soil damage the wood structure.

Integrated into the end of the Fidget Pen by Inyeop Baek is, you guessed it, a finger fidget mechanism that allows users to turn the wheels, press buttons and feel the intaglio to their subconscious heart’s content! Because it doubles as a writing utensil, it will have twice the chance of staying with the user. At your desk, it’s a perfect addition to your collection of unique stationery and a handy way to get your fidget fix!

Dog lovers rejoice! If you can’t have a dog at home, you can at least have this doggy shaped organizer with its unique shape allowing you to store multiple objects with ease. Designed by Kittipoom Songsiri for KARV, this design is perfect for every animal lover!

How many times have you been in the middle of a meeting, need to jot something down but can’t find a pen? That simple requirement is fulfilled by the Hug Pen! Designed by Jimin Lee and Jaehoon Yu, the Hug Pen comes with a blue elastic band that stretches and hugs your notebook of any size. So the next time you need a pen, look no more!

As an added bonus, we present to you the Volé Interactive Lamp by Moak Studio. A beautifully minimal design, the lamp’s interactive component is a windmill-like moving part attached to the top of the lamp. Gently blow on it, let the turbines rotate and light up your lamp with a warm yellow light.

Dog Shaped Desk by Philippe Starck

dog shaped desk Dog Shaped Desk by Philippe Starck
When I was a kid my desk was a plank of wood on top of two milk crates. And the crates weren’t even the same size, I had to do all my work at a funky angle. Those were days. Kids today have it so much better with these sweet modern desk design by Philippe Starck. This kid’s desk called Le Chien Savant (which means the performing dog, or something like that) and it looks like a sweet pooch. Action shots:
dog shaped desk in use Dog Shaped Desk by Philippe Starck
Kids can sit right on the dog’s back and work on his head- something that we can’t recommend you do with a real dog. The desk is made of rotational-molded polyethylene and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Be forewarned kids who are not reading this blog, I’m not sure if you can use the “dog ate my homework” excuse with this desk. (via iihih)

Dog Shaped Desk by Philippe Starck
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Brain Bending 3-D Bookshelf

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This bookshelf is designed to skewer your perception of 3 dimensional space and volume. Created by Charles Kalpakian, the Rocky Bookshelf is a metallic brain bender of a storage unit. Depending upon your angle of viewing, the shelves will look different. These steel shelves are based on a 3D variation of a classic cabinet maker pattern. It’s hard to even tell where the openings are and what’s flat and what’s angled (based on the photos).
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Side view above. The bookshelf comes in a few color choices made of lacquered steel and measures 55″ wide by 37″ high by 14″ deep. It’s almost like an optical illusion furniture piece.
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Here’s a closeup. Get your head ready for yet another mind bender: the bookshelves run almost $5000. However, for that lofty price you get a really unique looking piece of furniture and a guaranteed conversation piece.

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Bloom Box Planter and iPhone Dock

bloom box Bloom Box Planter and iPhone Dock
It’s a power flower! The ceramic Bloom Box is both an iPhone dock (also fits Android devices) and a planter. Your smartphone sits on top and there’s an opening to thread your charging cable in. The hollow center of the dock helps to amplify your music, while the bottom has room for you to place some small plants (or other small objects). The attractive minimalist design gives you a necessary functional piece for your modern technology without standing out. Measures 5″ by 5″.

Bloom Box Planter and iPhone Dock

Cubby is a Hook and a Storage Bin

cubby Cubby is a Hook and a Storage Bin
Get multiple storage options in one clean modern design with Cubby. Designed by Materious and made of 100% recycled polypropylene plastic, the wall-mounted Cubby works as a giant hook with room inside to store smaller items like cellphones, wallets, gloves, glasses, change, etc. Measures 6.5″ square. Arrange them in groups, either in a line or randomly to create varied storage options for all members of your family.

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Cubby is a Hook and a Storage Bin

Swissvoice ePure DECT Modern Design Landline Phone

swissvoice landline Swissvoice ePure DECT Modern Design Landline Phone
A post about a landline phone?! Yes. Believe it or not, many folks still use landlines and cable companies are practically giving away the service as a bundled add-on. The wireless Swissvoice dect Handset Landline Telephone Swissvoice ePure DECT Modern Design Landline Phone comes in either black or white and has an attractive modern design. It has a throwback iconic shape without all that old school bulk.
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Despite the updated yet classic appearance, this phone has all the modern features you’d expect from a cordless landline phone: backlit LCD display, 10 hours of talk time, 150 hours on standby, alarm, ringtones, and auto answer. It can store 100 names and has a range of about 300 feet outdoors and 150 feet indoors. A stylish option for a home phone.

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Geodesic Dome Birdhouse

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Tired of the birds in your neighborhood complaining about their old fashioned house-shaped birdhouses? Fly into the future with an 8 inch Geo Birdhouse, designed by Kelly Lamb. This dome-shaped birdhouse will attract wrens, finches, swallows, warblers and other small birds into it’s cozy modern confines. Throw in some tiny mid-century modern furnishings like an Eames lounge chair and a Noguchi table and those birds will never leave.

(via inhabits)

Geodesic Dome Birdhouse


Picture Frame Planter

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This is actually a pretty incredible idea- frame your growing plants on the wall. The Picture Frame Planter, designed by Chiaki Murata has a small planter on the bottom section of this frame to plant seeds and grow plants. The plants sprout into the frame as if they are a living work of art. You can hang these on a wall or place it on a desk. Comes in two sizes ~12″ square and ~15″ square. The photo shows it with grass, but flowers would probably look great too.

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Picture Frame Planter