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This year's must-have Silicon Valley office accessory: a $199 bear costume
By Damian Joseph
As the recession pushes more and more Americans out of work, many are reestablishing themselves as independent contractors. In other words, they're working from home. This means setting up and furnishing a home office. Office supplies generally aren't meant to thrill your eyeballs—they're just supposed to help get the job done. The best office products, though, do both. Here are some of the coolest, most functional items that have impressed design juries lately.