"QUANTUM SHOT" #301
Article by James Golbey, link
Anybody seen my red stapler?
The following article is co-written by James Golbey, from Dump Trumpet & Avi Abrams. "Dump Trumpet" is a daily compendium of cool links on art, funny stuff, some games and videos, which we find quite entertaining.
So now the office environment is cool, thanks to Ricky Gervais. What about those dull, grey pieces of corporate use which sometimes find their way into your jacket just as you are leaving work?
We have all seen that stuff - and the cutesy, fluffy rubbish that would look better in a Dora The Explorer pencil case; but what about some office stationery that bites...?
DINOSAUR STAPLE REMOVER:
(images credit: Jac Zagoory Designs)
SNAKE PEN HOLDER:
(image credit: The Writer's Edge.com)
Jac Zagoory is a New York City designer who studied jewelry design and fabrication at NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology. The stationery items are all pewter.
(images credit: Jac Zagoory Designs)
(a real dandelion embedded in the paperweight)
(image credit: scienceline.net)
Although an art piece by Tom Ballhatchet, this is a working shredder (provided the hamster is working).
(image credit: Tom Ballhatchet)
Speaking of hamsters, here's how to "modify" your little friend, using some handy office supplies:
(image credit: Jared Purrington)
(image credit: Rose & Radish)
(very appropriately called "rough measure")
(image credit: Chloe Coulson)
DEAD FRED PEN HOLDER:
(images credit: suck.uk.com)
UNDIES RUBBER BANDS:
(image credit: Stylish Home)
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PAPER CLIPS:
Clippa has many other clip shapes, custom made.
CAT'S ARSE PENCIL SHARPENER:
(image credit: iwantoneofthose)
SKULL AND BONES ERASERS:
(just make sure your doctor does not use these)
(image credit: shop.advanceweb)
Your fingers getting twitchy?
This pencil will keep you busy:
(image credit: Bond Lieu)
From the same designer Bond Lieu comes pencil, measuring the length of the drawn line:
A couple of other weird pencils:
This one has deep existential meaning -
(image credit: Thorsten Van Elten)
and this morbid one is actually made from the ashes of deceased person:
(image credit: Nadine Jarvis)
(image credit: Yuta Watanabe)
ANIME OFFICE SET:
Tape dispenser -
and the pencil sharpener. The last two items have been sold out. I wonder why.
(images credit: Tokyo Fantasy, used by permission)
Well, then... how about this one?
LIVING DEAD DOLL PENCIL SHARPENER:
(image credit: Matthew James Taylor)
MONKEY OFFICE SET (TAPE DISPENSER, CARD HOLDER, PAPER KNIFE):
(image credit: Frankliwild)
"A collection of functional fine art. We have brought Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa to life"
SAMURAI PAPER KNIVES:
(image credit: KlearGear)
REAL-LIFE RABBIT PAPER OPENER:
Also, the site that may cause some scratching of heads, and some... addictions:
(click this image to experience the "madness")
It's probably not as addictive as virtual BUBBLE WRAP popping (oops, I linked to it again). You can try the insane version, too.
Article by James Golbey and Avi Abrams for Dark Roasted Blend.
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