I highly suggest that you watch Man Shops Globe on the Sundance Channel, Wednesday nights at 10 PM E/P. The show follows Anthropologie’s Buyer-at-Large Keith Johnson as he tackles flea markets and antique stores across multiple continents. You will have a new found appreciation for his search of unique items from around the world. It’s actually quite inspiring. What I find interesting about Anthropologie’s business strategy is the obvious detour from strictly being a women’s clothing retailer and luckily, it’s paying off.
Awhile back, I wrote about their recycled stadium bulbs as a great accent piece for your office. In the same style, these standing magnifying glasses are great for adding a sense of mystery to your office. They remind me of the era of Sherlock Holmes with an environment full of understated elegance, simple gadgets and traditional touches of leather and velvet. Four sizes are available with the smallest standing 13″ high and the largest at 29.5″, with a price range from $48–$128.
If you can swing it, create a set with a few in varying sizes. I’m obsessed with these and hope you are too. I can easily see these sitting on a credenza with a small framed artwork placed behind them. Check them out at www.anthropologie.com.