It doesn't matter if it's called acrylic, plexiglass or lucite; clear plastic has always been a solid choice for home office accessories. Not only is acrylic sturdy, light, and inexpensive, but transparent trays and desk organizers do a great job in a supporting role, showing off the creative and colorful stuff stashed inside.
Here are a few of our favorite sources for finding acrylic desk accessories online. Each one of these stores offers a great selection of pieces for design-minded shoppers looking for clear winners to keep desks tidy.
Anthro's online shop carries an extended inventory of Russel + Hazel's acrylic deskwares.Our Pick:
It's a tie between the rose-tinted inner workings of the clear stapler
($44), or the perfect line-up of the pencil holder
Crate and Barrel's sister store carries an affordable line of clear acrylic organizers called Format.Our Pick:
The customizability of the Format Stacking Boxes
(3 for $29.95).
Russel + Hazel promises to "add life to your work." Known for a clean aesthetic, they have a good selection of lucite pieces for sale online.Our Pick:
The whimsical (and still document-sized) Small Curiosities Box
It's a hunt, but there is a rotating selection of custom docks and desk accessories from acryclic craftsmen in Etsy's handmade marketplace.Our Pick:
The Floating iPhone docks
from Doerfler Designs ($26), or one of the patterned phone stands
from PhoneTastique ($25)
More than a gift shop, New York's Museum of Modern Art has come to be an online shopping staple for the design-minded. Search "acrylic" to find the best accessories.Our Pick:
The rainbow hued Snap-It-Up Organizer
This global design retailer carries a selection of clear storage accessories
that fit together to outfit a creative space.Our Pick:
The slanted shelves of the Acrylic Desk Rack
The clear and translucent section of The Container Store'e online shop has plenty of simple acrylic organization solutions.Our Pick:
The Acrylic Smart Organizer
($24.99)with built-in notches for power cords.
(Images: As linked above)