Sometimes, an office space can be a canvas and you can paint a portrait of yourself. And really weird, bizarre and just plain random things for your work space can be just what you need to paint that very accurate portrait of yourself or a beloved co-worker. Some of these are just plain weird but sort of fetching, at the same time. Sort of in a “oh that’s so not me but I’m strangely intrigued” sort of way. Others are just way too cool to not buy. Liven up your work day and break away from the mundane. Funny office supplies will definitely make your desk different.
Desktop Aquarium Organizer
Cost: Fish maintenance duties. Fish pooper scooper.
Description: Some people keep a potted plant but you can bring Nemo to work with this Aquarium Organizer. Disconnect once in a while but don’t let the boss catch you drifting off into Lala Land, in between the sunken ship and the mermaid.
Cost: The addition of “Do Not Cross” tape to add to the effect.
Description: If you and your computer don’t get along, having the reason printed right on a traffic cone is a great touch to your funny office space. Besides, doesn’t everyone blame their computer for power surges or losing three hours of work in a blink of an eye?
Cost: Time wasted in you organizing each paper clip so that it hangs as if they were real water droplets.
Description: The bathroom was never as much fun as having this paper clip holder on your desk. Who cares if you don’t use paper clips anymore? With this, you would find every pretext possible to clip everything together.
Grammar Correcting Clipboard
Cost: The silent satisfaction that you are grammatically correct.
Description: For the super grammatically informed, this is a product for you. As you take notes, read reports or just want to feel superior, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are the authority on all things grammar. Or just a very arrogant person.
Cost: Grossed out sensibilities
Description: If you are the sort that looks at something and thinks “oh that’s pretty gross but I can’t look away”, this is definitely for you. Stressed out at work? Want to hit something? Gross yourself out instead with the Infectious Disease Ball. We promise you will be too distracted to remember why you were angry in the first place.
Insta-Sky Office Light Diffuser
Cost: Cool factor goes through the roof.
Description: Ceilings will never be the boring point of contention ever again with Insta-Sky. When you are just trying to figure out how to save the world before lunchtime, this is a great distraction for a minute’s worth of reflection before returning to your presentation. Comes in blue sky or starry night.
Cost: The stink eye from coworkers for using a power drill to install the bookshelf.
Description: For your more perceptive coworkers, you’ll have a conundrum for them to figure out as 20 lbs of book just sort of “magically” float above your desk.
The iPlunge Phone Stand
Cost: Awkward silences as coworkers look at the bathroom plunger on your desk and wonder what you have been eating that would require you to bring a plunger to work.
Description: Not that you should be looking at videos while at work but for whatever you should need to stand up your phone for, the iPlunge is a great way to do this and have people cut a wide berth when they see you walking down the hall.
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It’s About Thames Desk Organizer Set
Cost: Answering questions about your possible English heritage and/or connection.
Description: With the Summer Olympics in London, you are probably going to look either savvy or just plain annoyed with everyone in your office might try to pull a supposed English accent when you tell them it is the London skyline. If they make you cringe, just say you are going to pop out for a spot of tea.
Like and Dislike Stamps
Cost: Occasional disappearances of your stamps, especially the “Dislike” one.
Description: I don’t think there is anyone who uses Facebook who hasn’t at least once, wanted to “Dislike” something. Well, now you have that option with convenient stamps for your papered items.
Medieval Weapon Push Pins
Cost: Geeking out history buffs
Description: Take that, you cowardly curmudgeon (i.e. the scary to-do list that you have to finish for TODAY)! And that! And that! Put that cork board to good use with these very appropriate push pins.
Mini Business Card Filing Cabinet
Cost: The cost of another filing cabinet because someone will try to steal this one off your desk because it’s so cool.
Description: Break from the norm and put all those business cards in its very own filing cabinet. No smashed fingers in this piece of office furniture. Keep organized with this accessory.
Ouija Me! Mousepad
Cost: Being able to identify those other “Exorcist” fans
Description: There is always someone in an office who is a huge horror movie fan and better way to show a bit of movie trivia and devotion than a Ouija Mousepad? Though I wouldn’t recommend calling the spirits to your cubicle, you might just feel the need to just ask how fast you need to turn in that report the boss just asked you to do.
Pig Buddies USB Hub
Cost: Oh shut up with all this cuteness!
Description: If you want the whole office fawning over how cool and funny your office supplies is, this might be one of the things you connect to your computer. The sow is your USB hub and the piglets are your flash drives. Seriously?
Prescription Coffee Mug
Cost: Incoherent conversations. Or a punch in the nose to the person who is blocking your way to the coffee maker.
Description: This purveyor of high octane is just what the doctor ordered to start your day running right. How else are you going to go into battle/meetings without your trusty morning joe? Refills are offered as often as there is the prescribed medication in the pot.
Recommended application: Oral
R2D2 Trash Can
Cost: Depending on who works with you, street cred.
Description: For the Comic Con cosplayer in you, here is something for your inner Skywalker. Be the envy of your coworkers and imagine flying an X-Wing Fighter as you zip through reports and Excel sheets. It’ll give you a good reason to throw away things in their proper place.
Cost: The cost of a new keyboard, perhaps daily.
Description: Can’t hold out until lunchtime? This keyboard will definitely tide you over. Who knows if you’ll be productive in the meanwhile? Chocolately goodness says otherwise as you quickly become the star of the office. This will be the one time you will actually enjoying eating your words.
Cassette Tape Dispenser
Cost: Goading from co-workers who weren’t even born when you were listening to cassette tapes.
Description: For those nostalgic few who liked making mix tapes, this will take you back. No more carefully taping together tape so that you can still listen to your favorite tunes. You can tape other things instead.
Teddy Bear USB
Cost: Initial disgust from coworkers, especially when you take the head off of the teddy bear.
Description: Who doesn’t love a cute and cuddly teddy bear? You who bought this USB, of course! This is either a great way to start a conversation or make fellow office workers think of you in a different light.
Tiki Tissue Dispenser
Cost: Conversations with said dispenser after you realize this is not Harry Potter and things can’t talk back to you. And you will keep talking to it anyway.
Description: Sneezing up a storm will be a welcome habit once you set up the Tiki next to your computer. Just be polite and get to the tissue before you sneeze so that you don’t give your cold to your Tiki friend.
I found a lot of stuff that is borderline silly or just perfect for that co-worker with an “interesting” sense of humor. Every office has one: that one person who can tell a joke better than anyone (crass or otherwise) and loves to laugh. If you know someone who’s got a joker streak and who always feels the need to express themselves, there are office supplies that will perfectly fit the mood and your jokester’s persona. In order to have any of the following items adorning your work space, you need to have a pretty healthy sense of humor, not be at all offended and not mind an “alternative” décor sense at your desk.
Who knows? It just might make you all the more popular among your co-workers.
If you were asked to turn down your music, you might want to consider some interesting headphones that will really turn a head or two. Introducing the Crocheted Headphones. It is not a cozy but a completely encased set of headphones. Miss the doilies in grandma’s house? Not anymore!
Desktop Skee Ball
When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Pull out this Desktop Skee Ball and have a little down time at the office. Reminisce over the days of old as you clobber opponents in a game that can be as addictive as the coffee in your cup.
F-Bomb Paper Weight
You’ve got someone who is a little too potty-mouthed for their own good? Get the F-Bomb Paper Weight, the perfect accessory for the sassy neighbor in the next cubicle. If you are looking to get the person to tone it down, this might help them remember.
Message in a Bottle USB Drive
This bottle looks perfectly normal and nice on your desk, in a sort of Alice in Wonderland sort of way, when PRESTO! The cork is actually a USB memory stick. This is one bottle you won’t be throwing into the ocean any time soon.
Mini Dumpster Office Accessory
You know how they say “put trash in one place”? The idea is the same with the Dumpsty Dumpster. Have one place where you can have everything you need, right at your fingertips. For some reason, there is a lot of garbage-can –themed holders. Whatever the reason, you are sure to find a lot of great laughs from these items.
Nailed It Desk Organizer
You would need a lot of will power to avoid boinging the hammer head on this organizer all day long. The Nailed It Desk Organizer is, in essence, a piece of art for the contructionally inclined. As austere as it is functional, this will most definitely be a centerpiece for conversation.
Single Sharpen Pencil Holder
This is hands down the über sharpener. Some people go gaga over miniature things but what about all those giant wannabes? This pencil holder does not actually sharpen so for all of you with 3-inch diameter pencils, sorry.
Now this may wander into the Cool List but the Talk Dock is where you can dock, charge and talk from your phone when at your desk. They have a port for iPhones but fear not, Android users! There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack that can hook into most devices. Now if only they made these in red….
Thanks For Having My Back Trophy
I can bet you that nearly everyone who saw this photo first, thought it was going to be titled differently. For those friends, colleagues and co-workers who have constantly helped you out in the worst of times and in many a scare, this one’s for you.
Yes, your heart will go on … loving every penny you save in this bank. This is probably not the best way to remember the fateful sinking but it does help create a sense of “now or never.” You may not be king of the world but you will feel like it when you empty out this bank.