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Crocodile Dundee – Croc Pencils

Crocodile Pencils from Dransfield & Ross NY

Crocodile Pencils from Dransfield & Ross NY

I love gifts especially when they are not from myself. Thank you Ms. C for the fabulous crocodile pencils from the decadent minds of John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross, who together forged the home furnishing company Dransfield & Ross. The NY-based duo create many collections of office and home accessories sold at major high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus, Gumps San Francisco, Saks, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, and in this case, Henri Bendel. I adore the electric blue color of the pencils with their black accents, especially the graphite lead tips. What’s amazing about this set is the luxurious feel of croc-wrap and their elegant presentation.

For a touch of opulence, splurge on some small extravagences for your desk. You will truly appreciate the little things in life. And as Ms. C has shown us, they make for a great, unexpected present.

Croc Pencils offered in many colors

Croc Pencils offered in many colors

For more information about the makers, visit www.dransfieldandross.com.

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You Better Think About It – Think Office Chair

Steelcase Think Chair

Steelcase Think Chair

Yes, legitimate desk chairs are expensive, but there’s a good reason for it. You’re paying for well-crafted designs that provide ergonomical solutions for today’s requirements. Furthermore, these chairs look great and are backed by years of technological experience and support some of the biggest decision makers in the country. Why not be like the big boys with your own work.

Steelcase’s Think chair is the task chair I selected for the entire office at my last job. I oversaw the design and construction of the workplace as well as the selection of furniture. What I like about this chair is the simple, streamlined profile – so sleek without looking like an alien. A series of horizontal “flexors” intuitively respond to your body’s position and adjusts itself to provide a very comfortable yet firm support. Available in varying colors,fabrics and configurations, the chair looks great with a 3D knit back, fabric seat with arms.

Steelcase Think in white 3D knit, $799

Steelcase Think in white 3D knit, $799

For customized solutions, the Think Chair with arms starts at $689 through the Steelcase Online Store .

Through a new partnership with Crate and Barrel, you can buy the chair in black for $659 (without arms for $579) at crateandbarrel.com .

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