33 Things To Make Your Office Fun and Inspiring Again

Published 13 years ago

According to recent statistics, the average westerner spends around 99,117 hours at work during his lifetime which is the equivalent of 11 and a half years of solid slog. [1] You have to face it, your office is your second home, and it’s probably a good idea to make it fun, inspiring and cozy.

To help you do that, we’ve picked 33 creative things and gadgets to bring back fun and inspiration to your workplace again!

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1. Like / Dislike Stamp Set

Each Like/Dislike Stamp Set comes with two, self-inking stamps (that’s why we call it a set). Use the Like stamp for things you like and the Dislike stamps for things you don’t like. (buy)

2. G Spot Mouse

Unfortunately most men won’t be able to find the scroll wheel. (Designer: Andy Kurovets)

3. Help! Bookmark

Paperclips with arms used as bookmarks. They appear to look like people that have been stuck between your pages. (link)

4. AIAIAI & Libertine Libertine USB Flash Drive

Limited edition USB project with Libertine Libertine and Pantherman. Every 2 GB USB is unique and made of wood.

5. My Document Laptop Case

The design turns the symbol everybody knows into a substantial bag. Either a user or a passerby will recognize such visual effect with a smile. My Document laptop sleeves are available in three sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.1 inches, and 15.4 inches. (buy)

6.Tetris Sugar by Danil Zdorov

Russian artist Danil Zdorov came up with a truly cool and geeky idea — Tetris Sugar! Inspired by the popular video game, these sugar pieces would definitely be a hit at any coffee shop. (link)

7. F-ck Photoshop: The Pencil For the Purist

Zach Hilder, a creative at BBH New York, created this pencil as a personal comment on design and advertising today. (link)

8. Pin Sprouts

Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

9. Drumstick Pencils

Part pencil, part drumstick and totally ready to rock the office. They come packaged as a pair, just like any good set of drumsticks should. (buy)

10. Gingko Leaf-It Stickers

Designed by: Appree

11. Birds On Wire Clips

If desktop clutter is ruffling your feathers, why not perch your favorite photos up above the fray! Birds on a Wire is a flock of eight blackbird clips strung on a 32 inch ”clothesline” — it’s a fun and easy way to display your pics, tickets, memos, and keepsakes. (buy)

12. Falling Bookend

The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported, next to the binding of the book, so that the books seem to be hanging, almost collapsing on the figure under them. (buy)

13. One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou)

14. Bullshit Button

This straight-talking bullshit Button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it! Simply press the red buzzer to make it light up, buzz loudly and announce, that was bullshit! or shout, bullshit detected, take precautions! over a wailing siren. No friend, relative, teacher, or colleague will dare to bullshit you again after setting off the bullshit alarm. (buy)

15. AOK Apple Calendar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (link)

16. 500XL Headphones

Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound. (buy)

17. Rotating 360° Lego Sockets

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate.  (Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin)

18. Lock Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

19. Leaf-It Bookmars


20. “Inukshuk” Magnetic Stones

A bunch of pebbles on your desk can transform to something meaningful…as meaningful as the stone landmarks used for navigation by the Inuits. Here is the modern age “Inukshuk”, magnetic stones that become a photograph holder, paper clip stand or a stress buster. (Designer: Dewa Bleisinger)

21. WTF? Office Stamp

When you can’t find the confidence to say what you’re really thinking, or when words just aren’t enough, a WTF? Stamp says it all. Use at home, the office and at parties. Use on complaint letters, bills, internal correspondence or to play a joke one someone. (buy)

22. Teeth Mug: Say No To Sharing

If you hate sharing your private mug – this Teeth Cup is what you need! It was noticed that this unique mug design can prevent others from using your cup. You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

23. USB Led Beverage Cooler

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has a small blue LED inside. The LED helps your drink stay cool by tricking it to think the air inside the cooler is from the Arctic, because everyone knows that blue lights make you feel cold. So add a little style to your desk and keep your drink cold at the same time. (buy)

24. Mobile Tail

Mobile Devices have become a must have these days. This product looks like the tail of an animal! It can be used as a support holder for watching movies, internet lectures or TV shows on your mobile device. It can hold your mobile vertically or horizontally and the angle can be easily changed by attaching the tail on a different spot on the back side. (link)

25. Murder Ink

This 300-page sticky notepad is perfect for poison pen notes, letters of resignation, hit lists, and office to-do’s. Murder, Ink comes complete with blood spattered pen, so it’s sure to make a statement on your desk right beside that suspiciously sharp letter opener. (buy)

26. Free Form Ruler

The Free Form Ruler enables you to measure the length by “drawing” an invisible line, straight or curved. The unit of measurement is displayed and can be adjusted at the top. (Designed by: Monocomplex)

27. Ramo Branch Multi Tap

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. (Designer: Eunsung Kwon)

28. Waste Basketball

Now you won’t miss your rubbish anymore! Just shoot it right to the middle box, and you will get 1 rubbish score! (Designer: Li Jianye)

29. New Folder Deposits


30. Talk Bubble

Speak up! These cartoon-inspired paper clips are the perfect way to draw attention to what you’re really trying to say. (buy)

31. Post-It Fruits

Designed by: D-BROS

32. Famous Mustache Pencils


33. Light Blubs

This series of light bulbs take on forms which have gone way out of line, appearing as bulbous forms  extending from industrial lamp shades. they take on various sizes and shapes, large masses taking over  and in some cases, appearing as if they are almost starting to consume the pieces of furniture in which  they are placed. (Designer: Pieke Bergmans)

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