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August 21, 2014

Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative thinking. The Dwell Store has assembled a collection of ten items that will get you ready for school, work, and commuting.

Boldly patterned notebook for desktop and commuting

When it comes to inspiring great work, look no further than Charles and Ray Eames. This bold notebook features a numerical pattern made famous by the pair, and includes an interior pocket, bookmark, and elastic band for keeping the notebook secure. 

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Colored wood pen for everyday note taking

A timeless classic, the wood ball pen from Japanese company Delfonics is a lightweight writing instrument that will take you from note taking to doodling. The pen is available in a fleet of eye-catching colors.

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colorful desk collection for cohesive home office

Lexon’s Babylon Desk Collection is a colorful, sculptural way to organize your home office. The series includes an alarm clock, stapler, pen cup, pen with stand, scissors, and tape dispenser

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Multi-function LED task lamp for home office

A streamlined multi-tasker, the D’E-Light Task Lamp is defined by its strong horizontal lines and an LED panel that gives off consistent light. The lamp features a charging dock for an iPhone, too.

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supple leather everyday tote bag

This classic leather tote from Baggu makes a luxe book bag, commuter bag, or everyday purse. Available in rich mahogany and navy, the bag will complement casual and elegant outings alike.

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Versatile fabric bound planner

Perfect for keeping track of daily appointments and long-term scheduling, this Fabric Bound Planner is a Dwell Store best seller. It includes lined, graph, and blank sections to accommodate your note-taking needs.

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elegant classic writing instrument

For an elevated writing experience, look to the Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen—it features a familiar silhouette and a sculptural nib.

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colorful, flexible desk lamp

With a slim silhouette, the Pixo Desk Lamp—a Dwell Store best seller—is an unobtrusive light source that will complement a home office or dorm room.

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simple and refined iPad carrying case

With a simple shape and thoughtful handle, the Unit Portables iPad Bag is a practical iPad holder with minimalist style. With a small profile, it can easily be coordinated with a messenger bag, backpack, or tote.

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portable cylindrical speakers

A perfect complement to a study session, the portable Sound 1 Bluetooth Speakers are designed to bookend a laptop. Although petite, the speakers produce high-quality stereo sound.

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Boldly patterned notebook for desktop and commuting

When it comes to inspiring great work, look no further than Charles and Ray Eames. This bold notebook features a numerical pattern made famous by the pair, and includes an interior pocket, bookmark, and elastic band for keeping the notebook secure. 

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