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.