BY: ALAYNA EBERHART & NICOLE POPMA
Treat your work spouse to an office essential that can’t be found in the supply cabinet, like some low-maintenance greenery, a friendlier take on a Magic 8 Ball that shares compliments with every shake or Dutch designer Daphna Laurens’ modern paper clips, which started out as doodles and should make a fine finishing touch for that year-end report.
Sprout Ballpoint Pen, $6 at Flock; Pencil Bucket in blue by Doug Johnston, $30 at the ICA Store; 2. Paper Clips, $10 at Pioneer Goods Co.; 3. Smiling Face Affirmation Ball, $12 at Patch NYC; 4. Squirrel Tape Dispenser, $18 at Patch NYC; 5. Snake Plant, $48 at Niche; 6.Cold Brew On-the-Go Coffee Maker, $22 at Abodeon; 7. Cao Maru Stress Balls, $42 at Abodeon; 8. Boston MBTA Water Bottle, $23 at Magpie; 9. Scout Carved Italian Umbrella, $85 at December Thieves; 10. Monocle Speaker, $40 at Magpie; 11. Gentlemen’s Hardware Shoe Polish Kit, $26 at SAULT New England
Where to buy it?
Abodeon 1731 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (617-497-0137) abodeon.com
December Thieves 88 Charles St., Boston (617-982-6802) decemberthieves.com
Flock 274 Shawmut Ave., Boston (617-391-0222) flockboston.com
The ICA Store 100 Northern Ave., Boston (617-478-3104) icastore.org
Magpie 416 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-623-3330) magpie-store.com
Niche 619 Tremont St., Boston (857-753-4294) nicheboston.com
Patch NYC 46 Waltham St., Boston (617-426-0592) patchnyc.com
Pioneer Goods Co. 764 Tremont St., Boston (857-263-8799) pioneergoodsco.com
Sault New England 577 Tremont St., Boston (857-239-9434) saultne.com