The Washington Post recently produced a slideshow of fabulous office supplies that would make even the dreariest cubicle look homey.
We borrowed a few of their ideas and rounded up some more delightfully-funky office supplies to perk up your workspace.
Prairie Flora Fabric Thumbtacks
Show off your attention to detail and your sense of style with these pretty tacks. They’re subtle and sweet, just like you! $8.95 at Paper Source.
Chalkboard Office Storage
Skip the Post-Its and leave helpful reminders to yourself … or just doodle on them during the boring conference calls. Either way, these write-on containers are cool and functional. $4.50 to $39.95 on CB2.com
Spi roll-up keyboard
Unroll a colorful, full-sized keyboard wherever you need it. This is a great alternative for laptop users and it’s spill-, dust-, mildew-, and water-proof. We say that’s pretty fool-proof. $19.99 on Kohls.com.
Just like a good pair of heels or that perfect pair of jeans, this stapler will go with anything on your desk. The sleek lines and bright color options are way hipper than that Swingling Milton was always coveting. $40 on seejanework.com.
Jonathan Adler Task Clips
Organize your inbox in a pinch with these multicolored clips coded with pictures. They’re great at helping you figure out where that stack needs to be, with designs on them including a mustache (stache it or trash it), an elephant (junk in the trunk), a pear (pearfect papers) and a whale (stay afloat, deadline on the horizon). $8.95 at amazon.com.
Animal Tape Dispenser
So you might not be able to take your dog to work – which is a huge bummer – but now you can keep a multitasking frog or chicken nearby with no fear of repercussions. $14.99 at Modcloth.com.
If gazing at a field of grass blowing delicately in the breeze sends you into a state of euphoric relaxation, then the Grassy Organizer is the perfect desk caddy for you. Store pens, pencils, markers and other instruments in your little desk lawn. $9 at The Container Store.
Multiply the number of USB ports you can use by four with this very handy man. $4 at amazon.com.
Chirping Paperclip Birds
Tired of always losing paperclips? Miss hearing birds in the morning while you’re tucked away in your cubicle? Cue these sweet little magnetic birds, which will cling on to your paperclips and tweet each time you move them. $18 at Chiasso.com
The Seven Year Pen
Reduce waste and look good doing it with this pen, which claims to have 7 years’ worth of ink in it. Our fingers hurt just thinking about all that writing, but our eyes like those uber-cute style options. $8 at Seltzer Goods.