Take your notes into the third dimension with Origami Sticky Notes ($4). Each pad of notes has printed instructions on each sheet, letting you (or your co-workers) build one of ten different origami shapes. Just the way to battle post-holiday dullness at the office.
The ultimate geek pin-up calendar is back for the third year in a row. The Nerdcore 2009 Calendar ($25) includes plenty more oversized adult sci-fi-themed photography, along with plenty of important dates, including both regular holidays and nerdy events like Comic-Con, movie releases, anniversaries for major franchises, and more.
Just in time for spring, Ledbury's Blue Allenhurst dot shirt is the perfect option to freshen up your look. An exclusive release for subscribers of the Sunday Shirting program, it features a subtle, jacquard dot pattern and was constructed with 60% cotton and 40% linen. It's lightweight, breathable and is finished with a button-down collar and reinforced buttons with tension threading to ensure they stay fastened for the life of the shirt.
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Known for its traditional yet modern look, U-Turn's Orbit Special turntable is becoming a timeless design that needed only minimal enhancements to make it our own. The first thing we did was locate some rift-sawn oak that we ebonized for the turntable's plinth, giving it an extra layer of texture. It's complemented by a mat cut from our signature bison leather, along with powder-coated black tonearm parts, and a custom on/off knob machined especially for this release. Thanks to the built-in pre-amp (no separate receiver or amp required) and pre-installed Ortofon OM 5E cartridge, you can hook it straight up to any pair of powered speakers and start playing, making it ideal if you're just getting into vinyl or just want a no-fuss setup. Also included is a blacked-out cue lever, RCA cables, and a dust cover. Two records courtesy of Vinyl Me Please — Biggie's Ready To Die and The National's Boxer — will be sent separately to help start or add-to your collection.
From the makers of the badass, retina-scorching SureFire flashlights comes the SureFire Pen ($125). It sports a body made from hard anodized aerospace-grade aluminum with stainless steel on the tip, pocket clip, and the tailcap, which itself features a rounded window breaker — handy! It also comes with a Schmidt Technology easyFLOW ink cartridge, but can use nearly any ink cartridge with a simple adjustment. A virtually indestructible pen that performs great and breaks glass: What more could you ask for?
One-piece desks are a thing of the past. The OneLessDesk ($650) proves this point by utilizing two separate decks to maximize space and ergonomic comfort. The upper deck provides a large surface designed to hold your monitor, docks, and other accessories, complete with intelligent cord management and a hidden shelf to hold large external hard drives, unsightly power bricks, or even a Mac Mini-sized PC. The lower deck, which at 25.5" tall slides perfectly underneath the upper deck, provides an ergonomic work environment, with space for your keyboard, mouse, and other hands-on tools. The best part? It looks even better than it sounds.