I ran across a the cutest shop in Domino magazine called Black Ink, in Boston. The store sells "well designed, utilitarian house hold items," and other cute objects. If you're in Boston, check out one of their divisions, The Museum of Useful Things, where they exhibit a vintage collection of household goods beside items they currently produce. You can also check out the museum and online store at blackinkboston.com.
I'd have to stick magnets on the back of these too so I could use them in the office.
This tape is such a creative idea! It is "framing tape," which is a quick an inexpensive way to fancify your pictures.
Bee House salt box
Bee House tea pitchers -- I love all of their stuff, and have long coveted a Bee House tea pot
Stainless steel espresso cups
An ingenious recipe/memo/to-do list holder
This laundry bin on wheels would be enormously helpful for lots of things other than laundry, like... rolling magazine storage!
Good old Pyrex, durable, and very affordable
Pretty porcelain keys