Nine Organizing Accessories to Elevate Your Desktop Design

Spring has sprung, and with it, the desire for fresh, open spaces. One place you shouldn’t neglect is your workspace—if you’re spending eight hours per day staring at your desktop, it should be beautiful. Here, nine organizing accessories that will clear out clutter. 

By Sarah Virginia White
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Brass Bookends

This pair of polished-and-oxidized brass bookends from Austrian designer Carl Aubock is a midcentury collector’s item. At five inches tall, they’re ideal for corralling books or invitations to important upcoming events. 

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Concrete Desk Set

For a touch of industrial chic, pick up this concrete set of office accouterments from Areaware, $60.


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New Classic

The Herman Miller pop-up shop at The Standard High Line was a highlight of ICFF, featuring new interpretations on classic designs and mod desktop accessories. 

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All-Around Organizer

The beechwood base handles desktop detritus, while the sleek stainless steel upper of the Fierzo Desk Organizer by Alessi and Julie Richoz, $58 from A+R, holds important papers. 

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Mondrian Message Board

The daily task of making notes becomes a work of modern art (already categorized!) with the Mondrian-inspired Simple Still message board from Modcloth, $15. 

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Concrete Magnets

Cinderblocks get a cheeky update when transformed into small concrete magnets by CB2, $12 for a set of four. 

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Handy Manual Shredder

Shred your paper in silence with this hand-cranked crosscut shredder from LA-based store Poketo, $45.

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Vintage Metal Boxes

These old school vintage metal boxes by Present and Correct lock together to work as darling drawer units for your desktop, $22. 

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David Okum Tray and Bowl

LA-based designer David Okum created the Made Collection, a line of minimalist desktop accessories in white maple, that includes the sleek V Tray and V Bowl.


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