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Monthly Archives: August 2009
I’m torn about this one. Typically, I’d suggest that you refrain from toys and tchotchkes that could potentially pose to be more of a distraction than function as a tool for your desk. However, I’m surprisingly intrigued by this recommendation by the editors at Real Simple magazine. The original purpose of this contraption – providing hours of fun when combined with a staircase. The new clever application – simply link the ends to hold pens, business cards, invites, bills, and more. The reward – organization with childhood memories. And just like the commercial, it’s priceless!
A few words to those jumping with joy for this item. Be sure to edit the accessories on your desk if incorporating the Slinky. Because of its playful nature, you want to streamline your desk to maintain a decorum. In other words, get rid of the junk and let this piece sit all alone on the desktop. Also, find the original black version for something a bit more “retro.” And lastly, refrain from playing with the darn thing. I don’t think I’d have the willpower.
Here’s a link to purchase it at Amazon for under $6. www.amazon.com.
I feel like I just watched Willy Wonka after finding this fantastic external hard drive from the wonderful world of LaCie. Part golden ticket, part chocolate river just like Wonka’s factory…(let’s leave out the umpa-lumpas to prevent any nightmares from this dream of a design), the 1TB Golden Disk is an impressive object that will make for a great conversation piece at your desk. Designed by international product designer Ora-Ito, the golden wave quality of the shell provides a luxurious glow and shine to any work environment. With all of the modern perks of plug-and-play technology, the USB 2.0 connection makes for easy transferring from your computer.
Ora-Ito just might be the Wonka of the virtual world. The firm’s founder, Ito Morabito, got his start by creating fake designs for real brands. He created prototype bags for Louis Vuitton and Apple with his visual work hitting the Internet with strong interest from interested buyers. His vision was then acquired for product designs made especially for Cappellini, Swatch, Artemide, Addidas, and others. You might be familiar with his award-winning aluminum bottles for Heineken that was introduced in Europe in 2002 and recently in the US. To experience the creative exuberance, visit http://www.ora-ito.com/ .
LaCie’s 1 TB Golden Disk is available for $190. This is PLENTY of disk space for archiving your music and photos…and then some. Order it directly through LaCie at www.lacie.com/us . It’s truly sweet! Now, I’m craving chocolate. Fingers crossed for a some free-gift with purchase.