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22 Things to Bring Fun Back to Your Workplace

The average Western guy spends around 99,117 hours at work during his lifetime, according to recent statistics. That”s the equivalent of 11 and a half years of solid slog. [1]

Your office is like your second home, so it’s probably a good idea to make it fun and cozy.

Some big and well known companies may have incredibly creative offices (remember Google Office in Zürich?), but not all of us have such good employers, so the only thing left is to create good working environment yourself.

To help you do that, we’ve picked 23 quirky and creative things which will bring fun and inspiration back to your workplace.

Oh, and don’t forget to tell us what you chose!

1. My Document Laptop Case

The design turns the symbol everybody knows into a substantial bag. Either a user or a passerby will recognize such visual effect with a smile. My Document laptop sleeves are available in three sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.1 inches, and 15.4 inches. (buy)

2. Help! Bookmark

Paperclips with arms used as bookmarks. They appear to look like people that have been stuck between your pages. (link)

3. Like / Dislike Stamp Set

Each Like/Dislike Stamp Set comes with two, self-inking stamps (that’s why we call it a set). Use the Like stamp for things you like and the Dislike stamps for things you don’t like. (buy)

4. AOK Apple Calendar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (link)

5. Waste Basketball

Now you won’t miss your rubbish anymore! Just shoot it right to the middle box, and you will get 1 rubbish score! (Designer: Li Jianye)

6. One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou)

7. Ramo Branch Multi Tap

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. (Designer: Eunsung Kwon)

8. Pin Sprouts

Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

9. Gingko Leaf-It Stickers

Designed by: Appree

10. AIAIAI & Libertine Libertine USB Flash Drive

Limited edition USB project with Libertine Libertine and Pantherman. Every 2 GB USB is unique and made of wood. I (link)

11. New Folder Deposits


12. Free Form Ruler

The Free Form Ruler enables you to measure the length by “drawing” an invisible line, straight or curved. The unit of measurement is displayed and can be adjusted at the top. (Designed by: Monocomplex)

13. Murder Ink

This 300-page sticky notepad is perfect for poison pen notes, letters of resignation, hit lists, and office to-do’s. Murder, Ink comes complete with blood spattered pen, so it’s sure to make a statement on your desk right beside that suspiciously sharp letter opener. (buy)

14. Leaf-It Bookmars


15. Rotating 360° Lego Sockets

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate.  (Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin)

16. Post-It Fruits

Designed by: D-BROS

17. Talk Bubble

Speak up! These cartoon-inspired paper clips are the perfect way to draw attention to what you’re really trying to say. (buy)

18. Lock Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

19. Famous Mustache Pencils


20. USB Led Beverage Cooler

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has a small blue LED inside. The LED helps your drink stay cool by tricking it to think the air inside the cooler is from the Arctic, because everyone knows that blue lights make you feel cold. So add a little style to your desk and keep your drink cold at the same time. (buy)

21. Falling Bookend

The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported, next to the binding of the book, so that the books seem to be hanging, almost collapsing on the figure under them. (link)

22. Drumstick Pencils

Part pencil, part drumstick and totally ready to rock the office. They come packaged as a pair, just like any good set of drumsticks should. (buy)

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  • Eva R.

    Gah! I love almost all of them! I’ll be looking into buying numbers 2 and 21 fairly soon. :)

  • Imayellowparachute

    That fish tank is a BAD idea. Fish need a huge water surface area for the water to remain oxygenated so they can survive. The pin sprouts are lovely! I’d buy them in a flash.

  • Integraphix Chicago Marketing

    The mouse is obscenely hilarious and I’d probably get it for a gag gift, but the post-its, like/dislike stamps and the murder ink I’d buy in a heartbeat.

  • gaby

    woooo me gusta estas imagenenes mas en em de link!! mi propio sello!1

  • Klaire Sprockett

     Where can I get that Free Form Ruler? It sounds really awesome. I’m an engineering/architecture student and that would be REALLY useful to me. But I looked all over the internet and can’t find anywhere to buy it…

  • Brillipository

    How did the post about frozen bubbles turn into this? I mean, this is fab too, but it isn’t frozen bubbles by Angela Kelly.