Sometimes an idea is so simple we're amazed no one had thought of it before — and the Colors Cartesia Desk ($6,000) is one of those. Answering the challenge of letting you access more than one desk drawer at once, the Cartesia features a novel new drawer system that lets you open them from the front or the side, giving you the ability to access two or more at once. Made from Tamo Tree or Walnut, it also features a clean, modern design with a siding-like drawer tower and a small side drawer to store cords, cables and the like. [via]
Bic pens are pretty much ubiquitous, used for everything from the community pen at your local bank to the giveaways you find in hotels. Unfortunately, that commonality also makes them rather... boring. The Baux Pen ($25/2-pack) aims to fix all that. Named after aluminum ore, this sleek pen is crafted from machined aluminum, available in grooved or smooth versions, and in one of five colors — natural aluminum, or one of four anodized shades. The best part? You can customize it using any color Bic you can find, giving you nearly endless tip/lid combinations to choose from.
Stop worrying about your papers getting knocked off your fridge, file cabinet, or whiteboard and start hanging them up with Strong Like Bull Magnets ($24/2-pack). As the name suggests, these over-engineered helpers are seriously strong, boasting a Neodimium Iron Boron disc magnet that's set inside a stainless steel cup that directs the magnetic flux and increases pull strength. An anodized aluminum housing and grip ring give the magnet a stylish exterior and make it easier to handle — which is good, since it has a rated direct contact pull strength of over 25 lbs, or more than enough to pull up a 10 lb. weight or hold up a 50 sheet notepad from the outside.