A clean workspace is the sign of a cluttered mind. But so what, nobody else has to come into your head and get work done. The common areas of the office are a different story. This 6-port AC power supply disguises itself as a tidy little desktop pen holder/accessory tray until you need juice. Then just pop the lid off and plug in.
For some people, writing notes down on paper really works. For others it’s just a reminder that they have the handwriting of a 90-year old lady. If you’re actually able to read what you write, this weekly desk calendar made of adhesive-back sheets could help you stay organized.
Power cords all seem to slide off the edge of the desk down into the dusty abyss. It’s enough to make you head butt the desktop repeatedly. Save your forehead, try the Pinza. It’s about as simple as putting a brick on top of the cords, but much smaller and cooler looking. Cast in Stainless steel & hand-polished, this heavy little nugget holds multiple cords in place, preventing the powerful urge to headbutt.
Mexican designer, Jorge Diego Etienne, is the artist behind this seemingly innocuous desk accessory. Yeah, it’s a pen holder. But, pulling your pen from the shiny metal revolver cartridge adds a sense of gravity to everything you write. A mental association exactly what Etienne was trying to achieve. He wants you to “think” about the implications of what you write or sign. Do you?
For many of us, getting it down on paper is the first step to starting a project. Making notes, lists and sketching out ideas on your handheld or computer just doesn’t feel right. lq creates handmade custom notebooks featuring a simple, utilitarian design with fine paper and a cork-sheet cover. Choose a custom size, paper stock and the sturdy, high quality notebook will land in your mailbox with a Mitsubishi uni-ball pigment ball pen included.
At many embassies, these pens are filled with invisible ink … but not this one. If you’re not signing treaties and extradition orders, you’ll appreciate its Fisher SPR4 ink for easy refills. The sturdy aluminum body, with gnurled non-slip grip, is also great for civilian use when signing things like mortgage documents & pre-nupts where sweaty hands can be an issue.
You may be a designer, engineer, programmer, manager or marketer – but meetings are a fact of life. You might as well have the proper pad for the countless hours of doodling & scribbling you do each week. Whether you’re drawing caricatures of your boss, writing a rough draft of your résumé or just counting up the number of times the newest buzzword is used, this lined & gridded paper is perfect.
If you’ve tried to use your iPad for actual work, you already know the beautifully backlit LCD screen pretty much sucks for typing. But dock your tablet to this Bluetooth modular keyboard and you’ll be back on task. It comes in a handsome folio that folds up snug, making your slim portable work machine look much more official for business.
If you’re moving to Seattle or just got dumped by your girl, one of these sleek journals with waterproof pages could be your new best friend. Cheer up. Designed & made in Germany, where they know all about rainy days, the Nomad journal helps your personal writing weather the storm.
Handcrafted by artisan-woodworker, Christopher Higdon, this unique pen – made from the wood of a prickly pear cactus – is more than just a fine writing instrument. There’s a complex process of preparing and treating the cactus skeleton to create this incredible natural pattern. It’s a conversation piece with a story that’s a lot more interesting than, “yeah, its real gold.”