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Design Tool Box
All the goodies I keep in my little book-box on my desk
Design Tool Box
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Here's the basic Xacto knife for all your detailed, paper cutting needs.
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It's silly, I know, to actually buy these faked out boxes posing as books. I like that it makes my space look more like a somewhere I want to think and work on ideas, rather than an Office Max catalog. I use the big book to as a monitor stand and a place to store completed sketchbooks and the mid-size book as my toolbox. Plus they're $5 or something at Ross. Find a container that you want to see on your desk every day!
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faux book storage.
Another great find on #zulily! Map Book Box Set #zulilyfinds
Set of 3 World Map Leather Faux Book Boxes Set - A.M.B. Furniture & Design
Until I get an iPhone 5, I'll be an ABC person: Always Be Charging
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For design sketching, I love these thick, but soft mechanical pencils. The led never seems to break and you can adjust how much of a tip you need by the simple twist. The led seems to erase easily. They're cheap, simple and just work.
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Amazon.com: Paper Mate Sharpwriter 0.7mm Mechanical Pencils, 12 Yellow Pencils (3030131): Office Products
Steadler wins again. They make soft, non-destructive white erasers and don't crumble.
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Staedtler Mars Plastic Erasers,Pack of 4 (52650BK4) - The price dropped 56% #frugal #savingmoney
This is the least sexy tape of them all. It's great for quickly taping mocks up on a white or foam-core board and later taking it down. You can rip it with your hands and it just seems to never run out. Unlike scotch tape, it won't rip apart the fibers of the paper when you need to get back to sketching. I also love using this kind of tape when wizard-of-oz paper prototyping.
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Crosslines Holiday Center  3M General Purpose Masking Tape 203 Beige, 24 mm x 55 m (Pack of 1)
People love pointing on our screens and gifting us their fingerprints. In addition to a screen protector, I keep one of these handy, especially for keeping mobile devices smudge-free. Almost any microfiber cloth will do.
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Black Friday (2 Pack) MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - For Tablets, Lenses, and Other Delicate Surfaces (1 Blue and 1 Grey 6x7") from Goja
The ruler I have and love is 12-inches, clear with a metal edge. The metal edge is key for cutting paper and tracing lines (it also keeps ink off your paper). This one is a close comparison but has 90s style Marker-Felt font and dark lines. It's clear, has a metal edge and is on Amazon Prime. It's not sexy but it gets the job done.
Design Ruler, 90S Style
I've taken these pens everywhere with me since 2010. They last forever, are fine tip, have sharp colors and seem to never, ever dry out. They're the ultimate color-sketch pen.
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Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens 10 color Pack (334SB10): Amazon.ca: Office Products
Some good ol metal scissors. They cut well and will look good next to all your other design goodies.
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Save $10.50 on Fiskars 8-Inch Quality Forged Razor-Edged Bent Scissors; only $15.70 + Free Shipping
Fiskars 8 Inch Forged Razor-Edged Bent Scissors
I've tried all the dry tapes of whiteout. But paper mistakes for designers don't happen in straight lines. The foam applicators from liquid whiteout have never let me down.
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Liquid Paper Fast Dry Correction Fluid, 3 Pack(5643115) Liquid Paper
White post it notes are great for taking notes and also for making quick Wizard of Oz dynamic paper prototypes.
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Super Sticky Notes, 3 x 3, Five Jewel Pop Colors, 5 90-Sheet Pads/Pack for $8.83 at OfficeZilla http://www.officezilla.com/p-super-sticky-notes-3-x-3-five-jewel-pop-colors-5-90-sheet-padspack-MMM6545SSUC.aspx #office supplies
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The double sided sharpie is wonderful! Get thick and thin lines make your sketches sing.
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Sharpie twin tip permanent marker. Broader tip for labeling boxes, fine tip for labeling tiny pack containers.
The double-tip hexagonal Muji pen was a happy accident. The grip has a soft touch and the shape means it never rolls off the table. It's double sided so you can get a thick and thin tip which is great for wireframe sketches. The ink is a bit softer and won't bleed through paper like sharpies.
I love the hexagonal anything from Muji. The grip has a soft touch and the shape means it never rolls off the table. These pens come in all colors, and the full set includes its own carrying case. I stick to the black 3mm pen for my daily ball-point writing.
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Muji Pen -- Gel ink ballpoint pen hexagonal 0.4mm -- Paul's favorite
Muji 0.4mm gel ink pens just feel perfect
My other favorite pen - the Muji gel pen. Great for writing in a day planner or daily notes in a moleskine. Love the sky blue. ~kna
I need new Muji stuff because I lost my pencil case // sky blue, green, red, and black ink
MUJI - Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Hexagonal 0.3mm - Pink, Light Pink, Yellow Green, Blue, Sky Blue, Orange, Red, and Black - 0.3mm / 0.4mm
If you are in or have friends in Japan, hunt down the Nanuk sketchbooks. The page is a soft cream color, with thread binding and absolutely no branding or logos anywhere. Unlike most sketchbooks (even those from Muji) these are nice and tall which is ideal for note taking and designing for web and mobile apps.
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The A6 Muji Dot Grid notebook is my go-to. Like all Muji products, it's unbranded and has all the attention to details you require. It's tape and thread bound, with a soft cream and a faint dot grid that helps your work stay tidy but won't cramp your style.