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Take a back-to-school nostalgia trip with cool desk supplies

  1. Pamela Barsky "Decomposition" notebook, $14
    Revisit study hall with a subtle riff on grade-school writing tablets.
    At Nancy Nancy, 244A Fifth Ave between Carroll and President Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-789-5262).

  2. Personal Library Kit, $6
    Based on the public-library loan system, this kit allows you to keep tabs on who's borrowing your Napoleon Dynamite DVD for the weekend.

  3. Russell+Hazel binders, $20 each
    Stylish three-ring binders with dry-erase interiors and book-linen spines are reminiscent of Trapper Keepers of yore.
    At the Conran Shop, 407 E 59th St at First Ave (212-755-9079).

  4. Alessi "Dozi" paper-clip holder, $18
    Errant paper clips serve as this magnetic porcupine's quills.
    At the Conran Shop, 407 E 59th St at First Ave (212-755-9079).

  5. "Oops!" eraser, $3
    To err is human; a blunder-acknowledging gum eraser is divine.

  6. "Century II" ballpoint pen, $60
    Accessorize your desk with an instrument from haute pen-maker Cross, which is dressed up in a happy print by handbag designer Raf Totengo.

  7. Motel Deluxe pencils, $8 (set of eight)
    Draw inspiration from pencils bearing such pithy slogans as be sharp and get to the point.
    At Auto, 805 Washington St between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts (212-229-2292).

  8. Bob's Your Uncle punctuation sticky pads, $8 (set of 5)
    Bold tabs emblazoned with exclamation points, question marks and the like are a lively alternative to dog-eared pages.