Homework. It’s gotta be done so you might as well do it in a well-organized and attractive space, right? These are the things we’d want on hand for all-nighters or an exam cram.


Areaware Concrete Desk Set, $60, urbanoutfitters.com

A concrete pencil cup and tape dispenser—genius. Obviously this designer has fumbled with the lightweight versions as often as we have.








KANNETECKEN Notebooks and supplies, $1.99-9.99, ikea.com

Color-coordinated office supplies keep the desktop from looking cluttered.




10065796MikaUniversalStandV3_600299Mika Universal Tablet Stand, $29.99, containerstore.com

Such a simple design yet so helpful. It’s a no-brainer on the desk but would be at home in the family room or the kitchen, too (why else are you gathering recipes on Pinterest?).






Academic Calendar, $14.99, wallpops.com

A digital calendar is helpful on the go but it’s easy to hit the close button. With this removable and repositionable wall version, those deadlines and reminders are right in your face.






Hubman, $8.99, crateandbarrel.com

If you’ve got more gadgets than ports, this little guy will give you the charge you need.






Step Wastebasket, $14.95, jossandmain.com

No one likes looking at a pile of trash. Go under cover and get a neat workspace with a lidded wastebasket.






BDG Backpack, $49, urbanoutfitters.com

When schlepping your gear, opt for a classic look in goes-with-anything gray and white ticking.







Gumball Desk Lamp, $49, urbanoutfitters.com

Add some task lighting and midcentury modern styling to your desktop.








10062367StockholmPaperDrawersKate_xBigso Stockholm Paper Drawers Kate, $19.99, containerstore.com

Keep the desk from looking dull with pretty patterned drawers. Make the most of the many colors available by mixing solids with patterns for visual interest.




Chevron Storage Bins, 12.95 for 2, jossandmain.com

Bright bins will keep files off the desktop and well organized.






Perch by Urbio, 3-piece Starter Kit, $21.99 & 5-piece Starter Kit, $31.99, myurbio.com

Organize a small study space with style, while keeping important easy-to-lose items in a safe, accessible spot. The versatile kits come with 3M Command strips for damage-free hanging.

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