I’m sitting in a session at BlogHer in San Diego and the discussion is ridiculous. I’ll spare you the details. It’s providing the perfect time to tackle a few task items, including a long passed due entry here on The Desctop. This came way of Uncrate recently and I thought to myself, “how beautiful to have some raw materials sitting on your desk.” This desk caddy is made from reclaimed fir timber and treated with a non-toxic durable finish. It’s a stunning piece for the desk for showcasing all of those items like pens, pencils, letter opener, scissor, etc. I’m all about the old with the new, so this can be quite special looking if sitting on a nice stark modern table. The caddy measures 11”L x 4”h x 3”W and sells for $45 USD on Jonathan January’s Etsy site.
Category Archives: Art
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.
In celebration of the new season of Mad Men, I thought it would be nice to take a stroll down memory lane to an era of mid-century modernism. This comes from Plastolux, a fantastic blog of everything modern. Take a tour of this classic example of “form follows function” and “less is more” with Eero Saarinen’s bank project in Columbus, Indiana. Built in 1954 and has remained true to its natural form. Kuddos.
Call the doctor because I just felt my heart stop at first sight of this beautiful executive desk designed by Italian artisan Claudio Bellini. Created for Frezza who deals with Jofco for US domestic sales, the DR Collection combines natural carved walnut wood with modern accents like colored glass surface tops. The collection comprises of the casegood as seen above, as well as a freestanding desk, credenza and conferencing table. The executive collection made its debut at Neocon last month and is already garnering much attention. Check out the entire suite of furnishings at Jofco.