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100 Office Supply Innovations

These Workplace Makeovers Make the Nine to Five Less of a Grind

— May 2, 2012 — Art & Design
Since the majority of people spend the bulk of their time slaving away at work, new and improved office supply finds help to make life easier and get the job done faster.

While paper, printers and photocopiers are not necessarily the most exciting of products, they are a necessary staple to daily life in the workplace. Modifications to some of these essential items have made doing a menial task faster, easier and sometimes even a little bit of fun.

Reducing the carbon footprint left behind from countless sheets of paper being printed and copied has been a big hit in the professional realm. Reverse printers that remove ink from the page allow paper to be reused multiple times to save trees.

To put a little bounce in one's step during a long day, colorful accessories like pencil holders shaped like hands and stiletto-shaped staplers add some excitement to run-of-the-mill supplies.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Paper-Preserving Office Creations
Paper-Preserving Office Creations
Toshiba Erasable Toner Copier Makes Printing Eco-Friendly
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99
Sinuous Straight Edges
Sinuous Straight Edges
The ArchRuler by Tomoya Yoshida Cuts a Sketcher Some Slack
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98
Reverse Role Printers
Reverse Role Printers
The Laser Unprinter Removes Ink from the Page to Leave a Clean Slate
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97
Grinning Pooch Stationary
Grinning Pooch Stationary
Turn Organizing into a Fun Activity with the Dog Stapler
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96
Undulating Office Supplies
Undulating Office Supplies
The Waveboard Clipboard is a Whimsical Play on the Waiver
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95
Cellphone Caffeine Machines
Cellphone Caffeine Machines
The Zipwhip Textspresso Coffee Maker Takes Java Orders via Text
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94
Tower-Stacking Office Supplies
Tower-Stacking Office Supplies
MINITOTEM Puts Work Essentials in One Tiny Space
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93
Clutter-Free Typesetters
Clutter-Free Typesetters
The 'I'm Hanging Printer' by Marc Juhyun Cha Keeps the Office Desk Tidy
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92
Badass Office Supplies
Badass Office Supplies
The Fellowes 79ci Shredder Rips Through Almost Anything
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91
Business Betterment Campaigns
Business Betterment Campaigns
The MWEB 2011 Ads Show That Companies Look More Appealing Online
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90
Colorful Cartridge Canvases
Colorful Cartridge Canvases
The Niall Mcclelland 'Stains' Exhibit is Spunky and Creative
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89
Budding Push-Pins
Budding Push-Pins
The Pin Sprout is a Cute and Practical Office Supply
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88
Slick Stationery Holders
Slick Stationery Holders
3.1 Philip Lim Leather Document Case Ditches Paper for Something Classy
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87
Upcycled Printer Stamps
Upcycled Printer Stamps
The Relife Cartridge Turns Nearly Empty Ink Cartridges into Office Tools
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86
Eco-Friendly Name Tags
Eco-Friendly Name Tags
These Reusable Lables Make it Easy to be Green While You Organize
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85
Furry Stationery Fasteners
Furry Stationery Fasteners
'Squirrel Away Your Paperclips' Keeps Your Notes Cute and Tidy
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84
Document-Copying Wands
Document-Copying Wands
The Wolverine PASS200 Scanner Works Without the Support of a PC
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83
Electronic Conversation Printers
Electronic Conversation Printers
BlackBox by Joe Doucet Makes Hard Copies of Messages
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82
Pebble-Like Paper Containers
Pebble-Like Paper Containers
Nendo Fashions Faux Wood Grain Boxes Using Lacquer & 3D Printers
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81
Seed-Stomping Staples
Seed-Stomping Staples
Cherry Pitter by OXO Removes Seeds in One Swift Push
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80
Midas Touch Copiers
Midas Touch Copiers
Yogi Proctor Creates an Office Machine Worth Its Weight in Gold
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79
Decapitated Office Supplies
Decapitated Office Supplies
The Pinhead Push Pins Set is Hilarious and Slightly Morbid
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78
Heartfelt Office Supplies
Heartfelt Office Supplies
The Heart Hole Punch Will Put Smiles on Your Coworkers' Faces
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77
Office Supply Couture
Office Supply Couture
The Giles Fall 2010 Line Utilizes Everyday Materials
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76
Photogenic Stationary Stables
Photogenic Stationary Stables
These Canon Desktop Accessories are Clean and Contemporary
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75
Candy-Colored Stationary
Candy-Colored Stationary
These Poppin Office Supplies are Stylishly Vibrant
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74
Slick Keypad Attachments
Slick Keypad Attachments
The Canon X Mark I series Launches the Company in New Directions
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73
Purpose-Driven Office Supplies
Purpose-Driven Office Supplies
'Give Something Back' Donates Half of Its Profits to Nonprofits
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72
Earth-Loving Printers
Earth-Loving Printers
The Reenk Pen Ink Printer Sets the Tone for Eco-Conscious Copiers
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71
Counting Office Supplies
Counting Office Supplies
Numberclips Add some Cute Fun to Everyday Reading
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70
Microscopic Digital Print Devices
Microscopic Digital Print Devices
The Vienna University of Technology's Invention is Nothing Big
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69
Cornstarch-Made Stationery
Cornstarch-Made Stationery
The Maizy Collection for Lexon is Inexpensive and Eco-Friendly
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68
Copier That Translates
Copier That Translates
Fuji Xerox Prototype
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67
Sleek Seductive Stationary
Sleek Seductive Stationary
The Notcheless Tape Dispenser Adds a Touch of Class to Your Desk
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66
Trippy Desk Accessories
Trippy Desk Accessories
The Multi-Color Animated LED Art Cube is for Impromptu Office Raves
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65
Office Supply Lighting
Office Supply Lighting
The Paperclip Lamp Creates Light, Won't Hold onto Papers
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64
Fishy Office Supplies
Fishy Office Supplies
The Sushi Staplers Are Sure to Create Major Nigiri Cravings
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63
Outfield Office Accessories
Outfield Office Accessories
The Catch-It Cellphone Holder Keeps Your Erasers on Their Bases
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62
3D Scanner-Copiers
3D Scanner-Copiers
NextEngine Creates Plastic Prototypes From Any Item
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61
Geek Chic Calculators
Geek Chic Calculators
This Calculator Design from Alexander Hulme Makes Trigonometry Trendy
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60
Sneaky Spying Clocks
Sneaky Spying Clocks
The Motion Detection Camera Clock Keeps Your Office Supplies Safe
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59
Spooky Festive Stationary
Spooky Festive Stationary
This Stapler Skull May Scare You to Your Bones
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58
Desk Towers
Desk Towers
Space Saving Stationery Post
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57
Handheld Text Copiers
Handheld Text Copiers
Copy Your Friend's Notes in Style with the Helpa Portable Scanner
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56
Redesigned Office Supplies
Redesigned Office Supplies
The Infinite Clip Brings the Paperclip into the 21st Century
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55
Indestructible Office Supplies
Indestructible Office Supplies
'Solid' from Magnus Pettersen is Built to Last
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54
Concrete Office Creations
Concrete Office Creations
REconstruction Updates Number Crunching Devices
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53
Sandwiched Office Supplies
Sandwiched Office Supplies
The Sandwich on Rye is Hungry For Desktop Accessories
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52
Gamer Office Supplies
Gamer Office Supplies
The GameCube Desktop Organizer is Perfect for Geeky Desk Dwellers
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51
Luxury Stationery
Luxury Stationery
Gold-Plated Staples
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50
Exhibited Implement Sets
Exhibited Implement Sets
Toolkit by Bertrand Besnard Presents the Often Forgotten Office Supplies
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49
Appendage Office Supplies
Appendage Office Supplies
The Hand Pen Holder from Urban Outfitters is a Handy Extremity
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48
Rainbow Office Supplies
Rainbow Office Supplies
Multicolored Expanding Files Make Organization Fun
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47
Soft-Toned Desk Accessories
Soft-Toned Desk Accessories
The Boxit Kopiad Collection Turns the Cluttered Look Cute
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46
3D Office Copiers
3D Office Copiers
ZPrinter 350 is the Closest Thing We Have to Teleportation
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45
Inkless Pens
Inkless Pens
Metal Alloy Paper Markers
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44
Grassy Desktop Organizers
Grassy Desktop Organizers
Pratonzolo by Stylemylife Brings Life to a Wearisome Workspace
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43
Pointed Office Supplies
Pointed Office Supplies
The Veer Tape Dock Indicates the Adhesive for the Job
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42
Office Supplies as Art
Office Supplies as Art
Boex Hot Pink Pencil Bench
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41
Smiling Office Supplies
Smiling Office Supplies
InAnimate Stickers Inject Personality into Your Staplers and Mugs
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40
Ring Pop Erasers
Ring Pop Erasers
'Eraser+ing' by AHead Creative Co Blends Bling and Office Supplies
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39
Animalistic Memo Holders
Animalistic Memo Holders
Yaacov Kaufman Creates a Cute Way to Stay on Task
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38
Electronic Origami Machines
Electronic Origami Machines
Mac Funamizu's Dream Printer Creates Fully Folded 3D Models
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37
Stationery for Carnivores
Stationery for Carnivores
La Charcuterie Turns Deli Meat into Office Supplies
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36
Desktop Bento Boxes
Desktop Bento Boxes
The Kukka Blocks Collection Keeps Workspace Clutter Compartmentalized
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35
Oddball Office Supplies
Oddball Office Supplies
Alessi Kids Competition Attracted a Range of Singular Desktop Doodads
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34
Convertible Computer Peripherals
Convertible Computer Peripherals
The AVES Inkjet Printer Transforms to Carry Out its Task
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33
Deceptive Hallway Counters
Deceptive Hallway Counters
Daniel Schofield 's Shifty Desk Shows More Than Meets the Eye
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32
Inkless Eco-Printers
Inkless Eco-Printers
The Tanning Printer Uses the Sun to Sear Images and Text onto Stationary
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31
Sawed-Off Pen Holders
Sawed-Off Pen Holders
The Shotgun Pen Holder Keeps You Locked and Loaded
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30
Sinuous Office Supplies
Sinuous Office Supplies
The Ligo Stapler is Proof That Ordinary Objects Can Be Beautiful
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29
Personified Paper Clips
Personified Paper Clips
The Suck UK Stampler Punches a Face with Pursed Lips
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28
Blinged Office Supplies
Blinged Office Supplies
Giorgio Fedon 1919's 'Paradise on Earth' Features Swarovski Elements
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27
Clever Tactile Notations
Clever Tactile Notations
The 'Braille Stapler' is a User-Friendly Gadget for the Blind
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26
Time-Stamped Staplers
Time-Stamped Staplers
The Date Stapler Makes Office Organizing Easier
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25
Fanny Photocopiers
Fanny Photocopiers
iBum Gives You a Nice Pic of Your Derriere
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24
Dead Desk Buddies
Dead Desk Buddies
Quirky Office Supplies from SUCK UK Keep You Company
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23
Staple-Free Staplers
Staple-Free Staplers
Madebyhumans Removes Staples from the Stapler Equation
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22
Jumbo Office Supplies
Jumbo Office Supplies
The Division of Space Installations by Radford Wallis Separates Rooms
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21
Pet-Powered Office Supplies
Pet-Powered Office Supplies
The Hamster Paper Shredder
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20
Stylish Office Supplies from Around the World
Stylish Office Supplies from Around the World
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19
Shape-Shifting Office Supplies
Shape-Shifting Office Supplies
The Mighty Morph Notepaper
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18
Geometric Stationary Sculptures
Geometric Stationary Sculptures
Zachary Abel Creates Artwork Inspired by Mathematics
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17
Office Supply Insects
Office Supply Insects
DIY Creepy Crawlies to Distract You From Work
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16
Objectified Office Supplies
Objectified Office Supplies
'Sex, Drugs and Office Supplies' by Victor Koroma Uses Imagination
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15
Vibrant School Tools
Vibrant School Tools
Poppin Office Supplies Make Working Whimsical
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14
Office Supply Prank Prints
Office Supply Prank Prints
The Herlitz 'Cheap Fun' Campaign Encourages Amusement
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13
Color Block Office Supplies
Color Block Office Supplies
The Lexon Buro Collection Provides Your Desktop Basics
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12
Pencil Art
Pencil Art
Creative With Office Supplies
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11
Fashionable Office Supplies
Fashionable Office Supplies
These Post-It Dispensers Will Dress Up Your Desktop
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10
Gruesome Office Supplies
Gruesome Office Supplies
The 13th Street Stationery of Horror Makes Mondays a Little More Macabre
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9
Heeled Office Supplies
Heeled Office Supplies
The 'A Posture Stapler' is Strangely Sexy
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8
Emotive Office Supplies
Emotive Office Supplies
Quirky Paperclip Art Gives New Clips a New Use
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7
Lethal Office Supplies
Lethal Office Supplies
The Office Assault Sticky Note Gun Will Kill Your Lack of Organization
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6
Stacked Office Desks
Stacked Office Desks
George Abdoulas Designs Working Spaces for Small Living Areas
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5
Decorating With Stationery
Decorating With Stationery
Post-It-Note Obsession
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4
LEGO Cubicles
LEGO Cubicles
Mini Office Playset Lets You Scream, "LEGO My Stapler!"
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3
Giant Staple Heels
Giant Staple Heels
Omelle Shoes Look Like Funky Office Supplies
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2
Eco Geometric Organizers
Eco Geometric Organizers
The Recycled Cardboard Basket Makes Tidying Up Fun
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1
Office Supply Sci-Fi Fighters
Office Supply Sci-Fi Fighters
Instructables Shows You How to Make a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter
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