“Faced with a last-minute meeting, you can stash any mess in these and create a spotless façade.”
Paper boxes, $6 to $28 at Kate’s Paperie, 72 Spring St., nr. Crosby St.; 212-941-9816.
“When moving back and forth between work and my kids, a good hand sanitizer is essential. This one has a calming scent and doesn’t dry out my hands.”
Jao Hand Sanitizer, $16 at C.O. Bigelow Chemists, 414 Sixth Ave., nr. Christopher St.; 212-533-2700.
“I like to communicate the old-fashioned way, with letter-pressed note cards.”
From $200 at Sesame Letterpress, 55 Washington St., nr. Water St., Dumbo, 646-263-7916; by appointment.
“Just as useful as ordinary black binder clips, yet so much more fun.”
Eighteen for $2.49 at Staples, 488 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-219-1299.
“I heard about these Perf Boxes from organizational guru John Trosko. They come premade and rotate independently of one another.”
$499 for four at Mini Jake, 178 N. 9th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 718-782-2005.
“Artist Catherine Ross, who illustrates my books, showed me the Riga; it’s my fantasy desk.”
From $8,500 at Cappellini, 152 Wooster St., nr. Prince St.; 212-966-0669; available by special order.
“And this is my reality desk. It feels traditional and contemporary at the same time and isn’t burdened by bulky drawers.”
$499 at Pottery Barn Lincoln Center, 1965 Broadway, nr. 66th St.; 212-579-8477.
“I’ve got a lot of gadgets with a lot of cables. This docking station manages them all.”
$49 at West Elm, 75 Front St., at Main St., Dumbo; 718-875-7757.
“Treehugger.com founder Graham Hill swears by these energy-saving power strips. Helps remove some of my green guilt.”
$40 at Bed Bath & Beyond, 270 Greenwich St., nr. Warren St.; 212-233-8450.
“I’ll take a Filofax over a BlackBerry calendar any day. My husband thinks I live in a time capsule.”
$50 at Sam Flax, 900 Third Ave., nr. 55th St.; 212-813-6666.