I have noticed that a little whimsy goes a long way to keep my mood good. In the kitchen I have a bird peeler and a porcupine scrub brush and a toucan can opener. In the bedroom I have a squirrel platter and a picture of owls cuddling. But on my desk I have…clutter and utility. Here are some of the things I’ve been looking at to increase the whimsy around here:
Woodpecker scissors (photo from Amazon.com). I have a pair of these already, actually, but I’m considering a second pair because people are always stealing my scissors HELLO CHILDREN I AM TALKING TO YOU. These cut really well (they glide through wrapping paper), but I also like that they have a lock (the tail flips up). This lets me make the scissors safer, but also lets me, um, pose the bird. Like, close its mouth.
Slingshot Pencil (photo from TheCuriosityShoppeOnline.com). Useful office supply. Also: coworker/child/spouse repellent.
Sparrow’s Nest Paper Clip Holder (photo from CuteAsPieOfficeSupplies.com). I like the green one. And I like that it’s magnetic.
Grassy Organizer (photo from PatinaStores.com). I would glue fake flowers to my pens, like they do at reception desks to keep people from accidentally stealing after signing.
Seal Pen Stand (photo from SortingWithStyle.com). But not if that pen is going to fall off every time someone sneezes.
Circle Calculator (photo from CuteAsPieOfficeSupplies.com).
Snail Tape Dispenser (photo from PopDeluxe.net). This is my favorite of the whole list.
Pantone Mug (photo from PopDeluxe.net). Mugs are useful as mugs (surprise!) but also as pencil/pen holders. I think it would be neat if an office bought a whole set of these, because I can’t choose just one. But then I suppose there would be fighting and possessiveness.
Tweets Memo Cube (photo from Paper-Source.com). I’m not tired of little birdy silhouettes yet. [Number of tries to spell "silhouettes": three.]
Dinosaur-Shaped Rubber Bands (photo from Amazon.com). There are also pets and zoo animals and alphabet letters and so on.
Ladybug Mini Stapler (photo from Pylones-USA.com). This comes in other colors, surprisingly.