By no means am I encouraging drinking while on the job, but even in the heyday of advertising as depicted on AMC’s Mad Men, there seems to be a rather enticing and polished appeal to the office mini bar. Perhaps a drink before a meeting was an acceptable way of getting the creative juices flowing or was the appropriate ice breaker for stressful presentations. Admittedly, that lunchtime libation from long ago provide only one sure thing – the flowing of my slurred speech.
Instead of pouring, try displaying some unique bottles that provide a unique accessory to your work space. This simple, yet stunning design from the Oregon-based company, SakéOne, is a great bottle to have on your desk…especially if your first or last name starts with the letter G. G Sake can be ordered directly from the producers (http://www.sakeone.com/sakeone/catalog/index.jsp?cat_id=1003) or you can find it at your local Cost Plus World Market. When personalizing your space, look for items that might not necessarily be deemed traditional for your office. I really like black accents and accessories for the typical 10×10 white office or cubicle. Contrasting colors make for a dramatic effect, especially when most of your accessories are the same color, leaving a great impact.
Creativity sparks creativity, so be sure to find items that go well beyond the standard silver pencil holders and tape dispenser. In this case, a finely dressed bottle marks the spot for a design savvy worker.