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Chalk It Up2 of 17
Whether you want to solve an equation or write a reminder for yourself, a wall coated with this vibrant-hued chalkboard paint is both playful and practical.
SHOP NOW: Hudson Chalkboard Paint, from $7
The All-Nighter3 of 17
Up late cramming for a big presentation? This industrial-strength lamp swivels and adjusts to keep the light—and your focus—right where it should be.
SHOP NOW: Industrial Task Table Lamp, from $69
Cutting Class4 of 17
A clever twist on a classic, this cutting board helps you slice it and dice it with Shakespearean flair. When it's not in use, shelve it next to your cookbooks for instant English Lit appeal.
SHOP NOW: Romeo and Julienne Cutting Board, from $20
Study Hall5 of 17
This sleek desk with a warm walnut veneer surface and red steel gets an A+ in design. Match it with an equally smart red powder-coated steel chair.
Bending The Rules6 of 17
Compact, stylish and reminiscent of the past, this measuring stick adds charm to any desktop.
SHOP NOW: Wooden Folding Rulers, from $5
Pencil It In7 of 17
Those standardized tests were never ever fun, especially with a dull No. 2 pencil in hand. This fun, vintage camera-style pencil sharpener ensures that you will always be the sharpest student in class.
SHOP NOW: Camera Pencil Sharpener, $14
Smart Cookie8 of 17
This glass storage jar has a chalkboard label, so everyone will know what treat awaits—after finishing their homework, of course.
SHOP NOW: Chalkboard Jars, from $10
Add It Up9 of 17
Learning your 1, 2, 3’s is a cinch with this stylish abacus wall decor.
SHOP NOW: Abacus, from $119
Write On10 of 17
These classic literary covered notebooks might just inspire you to pen your own masterpiece.
SHOP NOW: Penguin Classics Mini Notebooks, $11
Recess Time11 of 17
Add some whimsy to your room with this asphalt-inspired gray hopscotch rug.
SHOP NOW: Hopscotch Rug, from $199
Take A Seat12 of 17
This '40s-inspired desk chair, made of recycled aluminum and carved walnut, is built to survive years of wear and tear, so a few dings and scratches will only add to its charm.
SHOP NOW: Brushed Wood Seat, from $670
Teacher's Pet13 of 17
The model student will never miss an assignment—or anything on the grocery list— as long as you have this chalkboard for notes.
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Extra Credit14 of 17
Score major bonus points with this graphic colorful desk chair—a quick way to brighten up any home office.
SHOP NOW: Airgo Chair, from $139
Food For Thought15 of 17
These translucent folders keep your papers protected with mouthwatering care.
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Ring Leader16 of 17
Never be marked tardy again—this ceramic and steel alarm clock will wake you up in style.
SHOP NOW: Ceramic White Alarm Clock, from $34
Clean Slate17 of 17
Organize mail, magazines and more with these desk accessories. When you're ready to reorganize, just erase and re-label.
SHOP NOW: Chalkboard Office Accessories, from $5