February 4, 2015


Golden Biscotti is my new Etsy love. Product designer Nicole Lehner, the creative force behind the brand, has taken simple everyday objects to new aesthetic heights. I especially like the desk organizer, pictured above. All objects are handmade in Switzerland, from natural materials without using any toxic dyes. Wishlisted and giftlisted.


November 3, 2014


This aesthetically pleasing planter/desk organizer has been created by Italian design center Fabrica. Designers researched the ways our minds operate when we’re at our desks, and they concluded, that a healthy distraction is needed in order to stay productive. And plans are a natural and non-toxic way to create such a distraction. “The plants, nestled in ceramic pots, balance in a metal structure supported by a stone base, – designers explain, – The two halves represent the physical and mental wellbeing that make us whole. We think of it as a gentle reminder to keep balance in your working life.” The planter swings a little when touched, providing a simple way to switch focus. The indentations on the base can hold your pens, pencils, notes and other small objects.


September 9, 2014


Wondering how to tame the constant overflow of small objects on your desk? The .Org Deskscape System by Seattle-based company Ladies & Gentlemen Studio appears to be a great solution for that. The set comes with 4 different components with each module designed be tiled together to create a tidy desk landscape that can be configured in various ways. The modularity of the system is especially useful if your desk space is limited. The pieces are constructed of solid wood, cork, and metal. Each module is crafted in small batches in the USA and finished with natural danish oil.


May 23, 2014


Just wishlisted this simple yet clever desk organizer. Thanks to the 5 slots on top of the piece, it holds papers, letter, photographs and other papers and keeps them visible. Perfect for organizing the onslaught of correspondence that usually clutters desks. The holder for pens and other small accessories completes the setup. The Wood Block desk organizer is produced in France by l’Atelier d’Exercices from solid beach wood block (hence the name). Available for purchase here.


May 1, 2014


Since we’re on the subject of workspace organization, consider this clever item – Lifta. This minimalist desk organizer serves three purposes at once: it lifts your computer to the proper ergonomic height, offers a place to store peripherals, and keeps your desk tidy. It also looks rather nice, showing the beautiful grain of natural wood. The piece comes in thee finishes – Baltic birch plywood, ash and oak. Wishlisted.


November 11, 2013


This cool desk organizer by famed design studio Lexon, called Minitotem, is a brilliant personal and/or office gift. Slick and attractive, the item can add class and square inches to a busy workspace. Minitotem stacks a USB hub, LCD display clock, stationery kit, storage container and tape dispenser. You can keep the components in a tidy tower when you need your desk to look neat, or spread them around when the coast is clear. The piece is made of strong ABS plastic, it comes in black, lime green, red and white. Available for purchase here.


October 13, 2013


With the holiday season coming up it’s time to cultivate some gift ideas. This cute minimalist desktop organizer just went into my list. Called Desktructure (nice!), the collection has been created by famed designer Héctor Serrano for Italian brand Seletti. It consists of porcelain containers shaped to look like a post-industrial urban neighborhood of warehouses and factories, along with a high-rise condo or two. You can line them up for a neat streetscape, or scatter them around as need dictates. Available for purchase here.