Whether you need a hardcore holder for your tools or are just trying to add a little shop class flair to your desk, the Industrial Strength Organizer ($50) has your back. Made from steel that's brushed to a bare shine and finished with varnish, this six-pound station features six separate compartments of varying size, as well as felt feet to protect less-industrial surfaces.
Unless you've spent a lot of time in Japan, odds are you haven't heard of Craft Design Technology ($3-$120). But you have now, right? Makers of high-quality office goods like memo pads, pens, pencils, notebooks, and some insanely awesome scissors, their stuff is an easy way to set your boring cubicle apart from the rest of the herd — no red stapler in sight.
Whether you work in a super rugged environment or just want a more effective sheild than your fourth wife, the Bulletproof Clipboard ($45) should serve you well. Made from a slab of Level II body armor, this crazy clipboard can stop 9mm rounds dead in their tracks, and is also useful for, you know, holding paper.
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We're pretty sure this is the first time we've heard the phrase "turtle head" used in a positive, non-gross way. Turtle Pens (£30-£35; roughly $50-$60) eschew the typical addicting push-top design for a unique, patented "SNAPback" design that has the user pull the rear casing of the pen back, letting it recoil to expose the nib, which is centered in a bit of extendable casing the company has dubbed the Turtle Head. Available in black, white, green, or orange, each pen also comes in a sturdy stainless steel storage canister that looks like it might be good for more than just holding a writing instrument. [Thanks, Brad]
Whether you're buying a gift for a notorious note keeper or just looking to upgrade from your current Moleskine, Arwey Notebooks ($8-$20) are a good choice. Available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors, these trusty 'books feature niceties like magnetic locks, elastic bands, pen holders, interior pockets, perforated pages, writing and sketching guides, in addition to being made from paper milled from managed forests — enter the code UNCRATE at checkout for a tidy 50% discount.