Paring down and getting in touch with the basics seems to be the order of the day (that and cool wood stuff) so we couldn't help but highlight these home office basics that are as simple as building blocks and pretty too:
Not that you need to run out and buy another stapler, but if you're in the market for one, why not get one that is sure to last and is made of solid wood. Likewise if you know someone that's gone back to school these are great classic pieces that are simple and durable.
Wood Tape Dispenser
Cork Pencil Cup
All from Decor Craft which you can buy (in LA) at Fine Lines in Downtown LA.