12 Fun Finds for Fall and Back-to-School Season
Perk up your work cube or home office with this get-motivated gear.
In the Bag
The MZ Wallace Metro Backpack ($245) is big enough for a laptop, gym clothes, a water bottle, and whatever small stuff you want to stash in its detachable pouch. Quilted nylon fabric makes it water-resistant, durable, and, most important, ultra lightweight.
Graf Lantz Fiaru Folders ($88 each) may look like regular old manila, but they're actually luxe leather. You don't need a million—just one for important documents, old handwritten recipes, or special family photos.
The Cost Plus World Market Emerson Rolling Cart ($180) is all business filled with books, writing supplies, and a houseplant. It's a party on wheels stocked with bottles, glasses, and bar tools.
There's still no better feeling than crossing something off an analog to-do list. Our favorite productivity combo? The Moglea Weekly Pad Alma ($14) and a Pilot Pen FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pen ($3.67 each with a minimum order of 12), which can be customized with your name or a logo.
Desk to Impress
With its all-wood construction and clean lines, the Blu Dot Stash Desk ($399) is built to last. And at only 24 inches deep, it's small enough to tuck into a corner, so you can create a workplace just about anywhere.
Add a little edge to your desktop with the Slash Objects Gem Rubber Mousepad ($32). Who knew shredded recycled tires could look this chic?
The IKEA × Sonos Symfonisk Table Lamp ($179) frees up space by offering both illumination and a Wi-Fi speaker. Sounds pretty good to us! (Get it?)
Coffee or tea? You can make either with a double-walled West Elm Good Thing Twin Carafe ($29). The center of the silicone lid works like a pour-over brewer, and its ridged underside filters loose tea. While you're at it, upgrade your cup collection with the pretty handmade East Fork Mug ($36).
Your grade-school journal has nothing on an Appointed Notebook ($24, plus $10 for a monogram). Choose from lined, grid, or blank paper, and put your monogram on the cloth cover to look extra fancy at your next big meeting.
This fun washable SoYoung Linen Block Lunch Poche ($39) just might make you start packing meals. Its roomy insulated interior features a removable divider.