sticky note pad desk block

From cars to walls and floors, we have all seen how tacky fake wood grain patterns can be – but this optical-illusion desk-top note pad block from Japan can perhaps be forgiven as it tricks the eye from the first glance but also has a deeper (if obvious) visual message.

sticky note pad paper

Of course, it also says something quite directly about the origin of each of the 1200 sheets of paper that make up the block – which are, of course, created from cut-down trees long before they reach your office. Whether cool or kitsch, this heavy-looking fake wood block will at least it will make an impression (though fortunately not on your desk).