Your Grown-Up Back-to-School Shopping List

For a certain kind of kid (cough cough), shopping for school supplies was better than Christmas. There were just so many options, and for once, a little bit of independence. (No mom can feign interest about whether you go out on a limb with Gelly Roll pens or stick with a more classic ballpoint.) We miss those times. And we’re willing to bet that you do, too. To that end, we’ve rounded up 10 items in our back-to-school shopping list for adults. There might not be a dolphin-emblazoned Trapper Keeper here, but you will find a few items that you’ll want to purchase.


Sharpie Liquid Pencil [via Wired]


Universal Packaging by Patrick Sung [via Design Milk]


Matchstick Pencil [via Holycool]


Kakuzai Wood Memo Block [via designvagabond]


Pigeontail’s Papercore Coffee Table [via Core 77]


Commuter Bike with Built-in Laptop-Cage [via Wired]


Polar Bear Storage Unit [via What The Cool]


Stack Chair [via Swiss Miss]


Espresso Machine by Yaniv Berg [via Dezeen]


USB Necktie with Cooling Fan [via designboom]