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ISIS, THEREFORE I STAPLE: The Egyptian goddess Isis put her torn-to-pieces husband back together--big shoes for a stapler to fill. But Julian Brown, the British designer of Isis, has a history of creating ambitious office supplies: he gave us Hannibal, the similarly spiffy tape dispenser. When stood on her nose, the front-loading, translucent Isis ($68) rocks gently back and forth, making her the ideal accessory for the desk of the overpaid but underworked.

--By Belinda Luscombe

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