Opening Lines of Notable Novels — Print

Here’s one for the book nerds out there. This upcoming print, titled A Diagrammatical Dissertation on Opening Lines of Notable Novels, is exactly what it sounds like: a diagram of opening lines in famous books. Examples include: Fahrenheit 451, Moby … (More)

David Foster Wallace on Leadership — Print

This Friday—February 21, 2014—would have been the 52nd birthday of one of my favorite essayists, David Foster Wallace. To celebrate the occasion, designer Debbie Millman teamed up with Brain Pickings to capture a passage he wrote about leadership, both in … (More)

Podpad — Wall-Mounted Workstation

I’m kind of a sucker for awesome workspace setups, so the Podpad immediately caught my eye while I was going through my RSS feeds. At $1200, it’s certainly not the cheapest option around, but it has some cool features going … (More)

NeuYear 2014 Calendar

Yes, we’re a full week into 2014, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get the 2014 edition of the NeuYear Calendar (27″x39″). This is a great calendar to hang in just about any workspace, since it can be … (More)

Gravitas Lightning Dock

The Gravitas is an upcoming dock for iPhone and iPad that promises to be extremely stable even for one-handed docking and undocking. At first glance, it looks like it would be made of lightweight aluminum, but it’s actually a much … (More)

Dartstrip — Magnetic Display System

Dartstrip is a Kickstarter project that aims to make the process of hanging art, photos and posters super easy. It’s an 8ft-long strip of white steel, scored in one-inch increments and backed with a non-residue adhesive, all stored in a … (More)

Aero Sphere Fan

Designed in Japan (or by bees, we’re not sure yet), the Aero Sphere Fan sports a unique look that can only be described as a “honeycomb teardrop”. Supposedly this honeycomb design allows the fan to cool a larger room than … (More)

Around Clock by Lexon

The Around Clock ($50) is a clever little timepiece that turns itself throughout the day, using a stationary red line rather than clock hands to tell you the time. It runs on a single AA battery and is operated by … (More)

‘Influence the World’ Poster

Sean McCabe is a very talented hand-lettering artist and designer, and sells a number of awesome prints and other goodies. My favorite of the bunch is the ‘Influence the World’ poster, not just because it’s beautiful, but also because it’s … (More)

Satechi Desk Mat & Mate

There’s certainly something to be said about having a minimalist workspace, but it can be a little…well, plain. The Satechi Desk Mat & Mate can help spice things up a little bit, give you a comfortable place to rest your … (More)


The OTTO is a super-quiet, lightweight fan contained within an eco-friendly bamboo frame. Well, I say bamboo, but the more accurate term here would be twice-oiled African sapele wood. The fan itself is of the standard 3-speed variety, with the … (More)

Black+Blum Heavy-Weight Tape Dispenser

The Black+Blum Heavy-Weight Tape Dispenser is exactly what the name implies. Weighing in at 2.2lbs, the heavy-duty body is made from aluminum and contains a cast iron core, while the blade itself is made from stainless steel and is quite … (More)

BeoPlay A9 Wireless Speaker

As with the BeoPlay H6 headphones I mentioned the other day, the Beoplay A9 speaker is a beautiful way to listen to music. Somewhat resembling a UFO, the A9 is nearly 3 feet tall and boasts some pretty powerful sound, … (More)

Scanner Pro for iOS

Thanks to Nate Boateng, I found out that the well-regarded Scanner Pro is on sale for $2 right now (down from $7). This app will let you scan paper documents and receipts with your iPhone or iPad camera, then send … (More)

Permanent – Spreadsheets for iPad

If you spend a lot of time messing around with spreadsheets, you might want to check out Permanent for iPad. It’s an easy-on-the-eyes spreadsheet app that’s been optimized for touch and supports the XLSX and CSV formats for easy importing/exporting. … (More)

Apple’s New AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Base Stations (802.11ac)

There were tons of amazing things announced during Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote the other day, but two of those products that are already available for purchase are the new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Base Stations. These bad boys are … (More)

Just Mobile AluPocket

I don’t have a dock for my iPhone, and as I often charge it at my desk throughout the day, I find myself picking it up and setting it down a ton to more easily look at notifications. The Just … (More)

SETA Smartphone Stand

Today seems to be the day for somewhat unusual iPhone stands. The SETA Smartphone Stand is an interesting Kickstarter project that proposes to hold your phone in place using a “NanoSuction” surface. You push your phone against the suction pad … (More)

iSkelter Classic Station

The Classic Station by iSkelter ($40) is a handsome, handcrafted bamboo dock/caddy that will seat just about any smartphone, along with some of your smaller personal items. There is no dock connector, nor any wires to fuss with, just a … (More)


The desks of most people I know are huge, clunky monstrosities, much larger than any of them actually requires. We’re talking about desks that take up 1/4 of a room here. I’ve helped some of my friends move those kinds … (More)

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