Award-winning designer Karim Rashid knows how to make typically unremarkable plastic objects appealing. The top-selling Garbo garbage can he designed for Umbra, now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, asks the question “Why can’t a plastic garbage can be sexy?”. With the Pebble Collection for 3M, Rashid has given our humble desktop friends, the pop-up Post-it note and Scotch tape dispensers, a sleek overhaul. Like some people use a stress ball at their desk, I predict others will absentmindedly stroke these instead when their day gets rough. Available in white, black, and purple, the dispensers will be available in late Summer 2011 at Office Depot. $6.99-$9.99 each.