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Bring a little extra delight to your workspace with this playful, classic pair of scissors, whose form mimics that of a fanciful bird. Makes a perfect gift for any lover of unique design objects.
Rajasthan is one of our favorite places in India, and locals there have perfected the Punja loom technique that finds its apex in this Kelim rug. Rugs are an excellent way to demarcate a workspace, especially if it is sharing a room with a living, sleeping or eating space. This one has a versatile graphic pattern that matches any décor, and provides the perfect touch of visual flair without being a distraction. Material: 80% wool, 20% cotton. Care instructions: Dry clean only.
While most tape dispensers are best hidden in a desk drawer, this maple and brass piece earns its place on your desk.
We love the unusual combination of brass & maple and spectacular quality of this product. No surprise as it is designed by a trained sculptor and made by hand.
The rounded cylindrical drum has a rubber base for easy traction, and the utilitarian serrated brass arm ensures a clean break in the tape every time.
Although it was manufactured in the English countryside, it still fits standard Scotch tape, and includes a 5 year warranty.
“It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”- Antoine de Saint-Exupery. A minimalist’s dream, this sleek catch-all is a perfect receptacle for bits and bobs you know you might need but don’t know where to keep, from business cards to stamps to random screws. Made from crystal clear, satisfyingly thick glass, this container is much harder to shatter than the laboratory petri dishes it reminds us of.
This classic pen hasn't had a design update in 100 years because it's perfect the way it is. This time tested instrument also boasts a steel nib and iridium tip for ink cartridges. Refillable.
The blotter, made of soft ecru cotton paper, has natural linen corners for tucking in notes and photos.
This beautifully woven basket is more utilitarian than it looks, and Fair Trade to top it all off. Hand crafted in weaving villages in Ghana, the basket is used locally to carry goods to the market and sturdily constructed to withstand the seasons.
Made from local elephant grass with a durable leather handle, this basket can withstand any errand and also makes a great home for the unexpected things that come through your workspace. It is also deceptively spacious - we’ve stored a whole year of New Yorkers in ours.
Each is unique - colors and patterns vary (in the most creative and beautiful of ways).
Fused together by ancient lava streams in the mountains of Brazil, these bookends combine agate, amethyst and crystal in layers of luminous color. Agate is a worthy custodian of your book collection- it is regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence, and like the books it contains, a tonic to your screen-weary eyes. Artisans hand cut and polish each piece by hand, leaving the stony edge untouched, so no two are alike. Sold in pairs, these bookends are weighty enough to handle even the most imposing hardcovers.
The geometric shape of this classic gel pen allows both left and right handed writers to use this instrument with ease.
Shapemade of real bone, each beautiful horn cup is unique and will vary in color and shape. Filled with pencils, pens, or art supplies, this piece makes an understated accent to any desktop.
88 sheets of design perfection.
More commonly found in our beds or on our bodies, linen is so much more approachable than plastic. Desk trays are a perfect way to compartmentalize your desk and corral all your tools into one place- we use it to unite our pen cup, stapler and photo frames. It also makes it easy to temporarily move them elsewhere if you need a totally empty desk for some blue sky thinking. 100% linen and polyester resin.
In space, nobody can hear you write. And if it weren’t for the Fisher pen, nobody in space would be writing at all. NASA commissioned Paul Fisher to create a pen that could write at any angle in any condition, using an ingenious combination of pressurized nitrogen and semisolid ink that liquefies as you write. If, like us, you are not a frequent space traveler, this pen has many earthly applications- the ink never runs dry when you need to take down a phone number, never leaks when you are taking notes on a plane, and never falters if you are writing while reclining. Its sturdy metallic feel and stylish matte finish make it a joy to use, too.
Cast from a mold of a deceased bird's bones, we can't make the case that these feet serve any real function on your desk in the traditional sense. They do serve the superior purpose of bringing some of the natural world in as we work, and an unusual stroke of personality to the desk.
Whether you are signing autographs or invoices, this pen brings a bit of romance to the occasion. Crafted from anodized paktong—an alloy of zinc, copper, and nickel—and filled with black ink, its sleek form factor and weighty feel in the hand make for a refined and satisfying writing experience.
Drawn 1:1 from a photograph of the largest pine cone ever found, this print adds a sophisticated natural touch to your workspace.
A new twist on a classic product, the Plier Stapler No. 1 presents a truly innovative fastening experience. With its easy top loading system and a magazine capacity of up to 200 staples, this will quickly become your new favorite product. Takes 1/4" Staples
Slim and sleek with a smooth gold zipper, this pencil pouch offers a stylish way to transport writing utensils and accessories.
Over the course of their lives, notebooks see you at your best and worst and usually have some scuffs and dog-ears to show for it. The Quitterie A6 defies signs of wear with its handsome black hatched pattern cover, while the leather like pebble texture is also easy to clean. The notebook is refillable, saving you money and space in the landfill. The Japanese maker has been steeped in the details of what it takes to make great stationary since 1988. 192 pages with a ribbon marker.
We’ve always loved the way that classic French pens sit heavy in the hand- the pleasant heft acts as a visceral reminder to be deliberate with the words we write. The Scribe rollerball pen’s weight comes from its solid brass interior, while its smooth glassy finish is achieved by a proprietary resin developed by the maker in Recife, France. The precise ceramic rollerball ensures a level of consistency and precision that make this pen fit for drawing as well as writing. One black ink cartridge included - drop us a line if you’re looking for a refill. Lifetime Warranty.
This classic pen hasn't had a design update in 100 years because it's perfect the way it is. With a refreshing mint exterior, this time tested instrument also boasts a steel nib and iridium tip for ink cartridges. Refillable. Please Note: Each pen is made of high-quality plastic, and is compact when capped (4.1 inches long) but very comfortable when posted (5.2 inches long).
The Stilwell lamp embodies urban industrial style, featuring exposed bulb lighting in a compact and refined form.
The glowing filament blends a historic nostalgia, creating a glowing light that reminisces of early American lighting.
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute — and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity." - Einstein The feeling of time depends so much on you place you’re in and your state of mind, and this hourglass gives us a visceral reminder of this truth. We’re amazed at how quickly its white grains slip through its fulcrum on some days, while on others they seem to slouch reluctantly through, even though it is always 45 minutes that has passed. Studies have shown that to be the optimal frequency at which we should take breaks from focused work, and there couldn’t be more beautiful way to remind yourself to do so.
As true to form as it gets. Designed for daily use, this classic tool is crafted of brassy-hued stainless steel with a matte finish. Grips lined in black plastic provide traction, comfort, and contrast.
Inspired by minimalism and simplicity, The Harrison Desk is ready to support you, no matter what sort of work you do. The desk features three spacious drawers that disappear from view at most angles and the hand-waxed wood sliders allow them to be opened and closed smoothly with even your pinky. A rich hue and minimal lines make this timeless desk suited to workspaces of all sorts.
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Made by hand in Nicaragua from solid, lightly stained Cedro Macho, a beautiful hardwood in the Mahogany family, this desk is designed to endure a lifetime, or two. Normally found on the market for an eyebrow-raising price, we are able to offer The Harrison for a fraction of the going rate by working directly with our skilled design partners and factory to cut out the middlemen and by flat packing our desks in one space saving box.
Our pieces are cleverly designed using mortice and tenon joints to eliminate the need for unreliable and unsightly screws. Packed flat and delivered in four pieces, this desk can be easily assembled within 15 minutes. And if you live in NYC, we will assemble it for you free of charge. Give The Harrison a try for 30 days — if you don’t love the desk, we'll arrange to pick it up from you for no extra fee.
Before the prosaic looping paper clip we all recognize became standard, the turn of the century saw a flowering of imaginative designs. This Japanese maker has resurrected some of the earliest patents, including this Triangle design, which was invented in 1903 by the Weis Binder Company. As well as being more playful than the standard clip, this design’s solid brass construction holds paper firmly without creasing or damaging. 10 clips per box.
With a clean, light grey finish, this two level tray is both a throwback to workspaces of the 1950's, and a brilliant solution for sorting files, stowing magazines or corralling unruly paper piles.
Sometimes it’s the slightly disheveled, imperfect objects that endear themselves to us the most. This waste can sets itself apart from the office superstore variety with its hand twisted iron wiring, which affords it personality without sacrificing function. With a design straight from a vintage factory floor, it’s a durable but understated resting place for your discarded items.