We're not sure why no one has thought of this before, but we like it. The Plan B Pencil Cup ($40), designed by Adrian Olabuenaga, is a simple writing tool holder made from pencils arranged in a circle, creating a cup. A simple, fun way to jazz up your bleak cubicle. [via]
Whether you like the Mini or not, you can't deny the coolness of the Mini Desk ($TBA). Made from original British Minis, the desk is hand-built to your specifications, with your choice of desk top, car color, rims, tires, and license plates. In addition, it features a stereo in the dash with speakers in the parcel shelf, and fully working headlamps, hazards, and spotlights — so you can send light signals across the office whenever you and your secretary are taking a "coffee break."
Most letter scales sport utilitarian looks, at best. Not so with the Droog Archimedes Letter Scale by Arnout Visser ($50). This elegant Pyrex glass instrument uses Archimedes principle to measure the weight of your letters, and although we are admittedly a very gadget-centric bunch, the thought of removing one more button-and-LCD interface from our routine seems incredibly tempting — especially when it looks as good as this.