World-renowned designer Karim Rashid knows no boundaries. The man has designed everything from bathtubs for couples to an Athenian hotel to a dustbuster. Come across any product with his name on it and you can expect it to be curvy, sensual, contemporary, and very likely pink — one of only two colors that he wears. His latest pièce de résistance doesn't have as much sex appeal as a Greek getaway or an erotic spa tub, but it is unique nonetheless: 3M has commissioned Rashid to reimagine two of its hallmark products, the Post-It note and Scotch tape.
The Pebble Collection by Karim includes a pop-up Post-It note dispenser ($10.50) and a Scotch tape dispenser ($8) with river rock shapes, made of contemporary, glossy plastic. The designs are weighted — very much so, in fact — to make for facile, one-handed tape- and adhesive-note-retrieval. Most might not want to "splurge" on such basic office supplies, but if you're the type who tapes away and jots down notes all day, or the type who likes to show off to co-workers, it might make your day more pleasurable. Plus, they're much cheaper than Karim's Veuve Clicquot Love Seat, which would cost you $10,000.