Monthly Archives: August 2010

A StudioDesk For You

Tight quarters? The StudioDesk should do the trick.

It’s a compact desk for the home that does not sacrifice on efficiency or clever design. Bluelounge has created an affordable desk that merges traditional Scandanavian design with modern convenience. The faux leather blotter slides to unveil storage for your power chords and cables, making for a clutter free environment. Pile in all of your power chords and connect to a surge protector that exits the desk to connect to your wall source. White laminate surface is balanced by natural mahogany legs. The simple desk is perfect for those tiny apartments and spare guest rooms. Just under 4 feet in length and a little more than 2 feet in depth, the StudioDesk is a reliable solution for those of you “space challenged.” Retailing for $600, you can order directly through Bluelounge.

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I Heart MUCU – MUCU Notebooks

Japan's MUCU notebooks

Offered in a small array of notebook choices

I’ve been waiting for a US outlet to carry these great artisan notebooks by Japan’s MUCU. Something about the craft of Japanese paper and stationery is so beautiful when jotting down your mental notes or just casually sketching as if you were back in college. Using untreated materials like newspaper stock, canvas and tarpaulin, the small variety of choices include a wire spiral, blank pocket notes, and a pocket ring flip book. Ranging in price from $12 to $20, you can now order domestically at the Virginia denim purveyor Need Supply Co.

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Part Deux – The Sequel Office

The Sequel Office by BDI

Well, I wouldn’t call it “the best desk ever,” but it is rather good for a home office solution or start-up business environment. The Sequel office system by BDi consists of a desk, a return workspace and below surface filing cabinets. Choose from three finishes – natural stained cherry, espresso stained oak, or natural walnut – to complement its subtle, contemporary elements like the brushed steel accents and a unique micro-etched black tempered glass top that is resistant to fingerprints. No need for a mouse pad; the glass surface is also compatible for use with an optical mouse. The integrated modesty panels help hide cables and the keyboard tray is lined with neoprene to prevent any slipping when typing. You can find out more at BDi as well as locate a dealer near you. San Diego-based Hold It happened to be on-site at the Dwell Design show and provided all of the info. If I recall correctly, the L-shaped configuration is handsomely priced below $1,000.

And if interested about its designer, Matthew Weatherly is a young artist with a degree from Pratt and studied at Denmark’s Design School. With this basic background information, you can easily see his influence at work.

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Light in Motion – The LIM task light

The LIM LED Task Light by Pablo Pardo and Ralph Reddig

I came across this exquisite desk light at the Dwell Design show in Los Angeles this summer. The LIM task light is an ultra slim LED desk light suitable for any workspace. It’s literally light in motion (get it, LIM?) with its L-shaped arm that provides a range of height adjustment from 12″ to 17″ and tilts up to 90 degrees through a clever magnetic attachment to the base. In fact, you can acquire an additional arm an attached it to the opposite end of the base for maximum dual lighting. Offered in three styles – polished, graphite, and satin aluminum – the LIM is a great companion for any office, executive or entry level. Created by Venezuelan product designer Pablo Pardo, the LIM represents a partnership between his San Francisco-based studio and the contract furnishing company Haworth. You can get your hands on one for $300 at Velocity.

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