An inspired office space doesn't come from a "buy the room"-style retailer, it comes from its user carefully curating invigorating pieces that are as useful as they are unique. Lucky for us, even uniqueness has a cheat cheat. Whether you want to spend $46 or just re-use this morning's empty cereal box, there's a surprising and cool solution in here for you. Check it out.
A Straw Dispenser
Great for: An alternative to a boring pencil cup.
Get it: Museum of Useful Things, $18
A Restaurant Order Rail
Great for: A place to keep stray papers or hang up a large document or calendar for display.
Get it: Museum of Useful Things, $46
A Test Tube Rack
Great for: Giving pens or a colorful collection of markers or colored pencils a gallery-like display.
Get it: Museum of Useful Things, $28
Great for: Inexpensively diving a drawer into compartments
Get it: From your local bake shop for $1-$3.
A Vintage Lunch Tray
Great for: Using as a desk organizer, whether hidden in a drawer or left out to look gorgeous.
Get it: From vintage Etsy sellers.
IKEA's VURM Wine Rack
Great for: Storing magazines or large documents, like blueprints, rolled into document tube mailers.
Get it: Discontinued at IKEA US, but you can snag one at IKEA's overseas websites for around $10.
A Cereal Box
Great for: An inexpensive drawer organizer you can customize to fit anything.
Get it: Use this guide to DIY your own.
Ice Cube Tray
Great for: Keeping small trinkets like paper clips and push pins tidy inside a desk drawer.
Get it: At your local dollar store.
Bottle Ice Cube Tray
Great for: Stashing papers, envelopes and receipts upright on your desk top.
Get it: Amazon.com, $7.21
(Images: Museum of Useful Things [1,2,3], Real Simple [1,2,3], Organize a Desk Drawer with a Cereal Box, 10 Ways to Use Kitchen Storage in the Office, Etsy seller Scmintage)