Sometimes you need an animal that looks like it could trot away to spur you into action, re: that thing you need to follow up on.
Available at museumstore.sfmoma.org, $15.
You consider clutter a form of art. Bring co-workers to the same conclusion with a freestanding organizer, which has six thick, colorful bands to hold photos, messages, pens, and other desk debris.
Available at momastore.org, $16.
It’s imperative to stay hydrated while on the job, and a sleek vessel makes imbibing look like a classy science experiment.
Available at shophorne.com, $45.
Give overworked fingers a rest with an old-school tool that’s as good as the human touch. Use it on anything with a touch screen for that analog feeling.
Available at shopmodi.com, $12.
Remember when longhand writing was so much fun? Us neither. Inject some joy into the pen-to-paper process with batik-inspired mark makers.
Available at iomoi.com, $25 for fourteen.
This is a business, man. Show you’re serious (but not too) by flashing a graphic card that comes in myriad styles and custom options.
Available at thebutternyc.com, $58 for a box of 25.
Don’t own a bibliotheca? Use the 50 colorful library cards as bookmarks, literary to-do lists, or reminders to read more books.
Available at pinkolive.com, $8.
Mount the clean, white Polaroid-inspired frame deskside — as a reminder of life outside the office.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $18.
It’s a valid question that arises daily in the workplace. Ask it again and again — but now in ink.
Available at paper-source.com, $11.
The ten-by-nine-inch, ecofriendly rewritable tablet has enough room to accommodate a lot of creative outlets. Not that we encourage it, but the removable stand is great for working in bed.
Available at shop.threebythree.com, $20.
Turn unsightly wires into a secret garden by winding them around twelve nail-in green leaves and perching a redbird atop.
Available at sfmoma.stores.yahoo.net, $10.
They’re the kind of pens people love to steal, so watch out. The powder-coated surface feels good, and the bright colors look it.
Available at plasticashop.com, $23 each.
Give your office space an organic quality with clip and note holders, tape dispensers, pen cups, and more from sustainable forestry sources.
Available at aplusrstore.com, $10-$54.
Let the expressive pals hold your place while you take five.
Available at poketo.com, $6 for a pack of 100.
An adorable porker will sharpen your utensil like nobody’s business.
Available at velocityartanddesign.com, $32.
Everyone already knows flash drives are the key to balancing many jobs, so why not make it literal?
Available at supermarkethq.com, $50.
Annoy your work-, room-, or housemates with a handy bell — ten bucks says someone will come running when it dings.
Available at curiosityshoppeonline.com, $6.
Industrial-looking pencil sharpeners, staplers, magnets, super clips, and tape dispensers are the closest you’ll get to being Peggy Olson.
Available at restorationhardware.com, $15-$69.
Thwart kleptos with a quirky chained pen.
Available at swedishness.com, $15.
Madeline Weinrib’s Allemande design decorates the envelopes’ insides, and classic Dempsey & Carroll black-bordered cards await your penned sentiments.
Available at dempseyandcarroll.com, $60 for a set of ten.
The retro, utilitarian design of the sleek time tracker brings you forward while keeping in mind decades passed.
Available at yliving.com, $258.
Hey, VIP, keep your identity safe with a stamp that safely blocks stealable information, like account numbers on credit card statements, personal addresses, and anything else you want to keep from prying eyes.
Available online at spoonsisters.com, $20.
Place important documents in the nonopposable thumbs of a menagerie of paper clips (shaped like crocodiles, penguins, rabbits, hippos, and more).
Available at tokyopenshop.com, $7.50 for 30 clips.
Lay your sweet, sweet iPad down to rest on a comfortable, colorful doohickey that multitasks as nifty storage space.
Available at bluelounge.com, $15.
Push it real good. Puntine colorate spice up dreary old bulletin boards.
Available at curiosityshoppeonline.com, $4 for a box of 70.
Give your seal of approval (in one of four designs) to letters, notes, envelopes, books, and anything else that needs to look official and fancy.
Available at russellandhazel.com, $66.
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