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The Modern Desk at One Kings Lane

QUICK! Check out the great selection of office accessories curated by one of my favs, One Kings Lane. With a variety of items from top manufacturers, like Lexon, El Casco, Native Union and more, you can shop by color scheme for the perfect accent of pop for your desktop. Act fast!

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June 21, 2013 · 3:28 am

Photo Wall – Another Great Home Office

Justin & Michelle Demers' Home Office

Justin & Michelle Demers are photographers with their own studio/business in Toronto, Canada. Living in a small 700sf space, they have carved out a special place to call home. With a self-described mix of clean and comfort, their pad appears much larger; Perhaps its because of their use of simple clean furnishings, or their bold use of vibrant splashes of color. For example, their home office is in the mix of the main living space, marked by the turquoise wall and simple white worksurface. Take note of the clever artwork they have created. Using a series of vertical cable lines, they have posted many of their own family vacation c-prints. Such a simple concept, yet a bold impression. What makes this design work is the bold backdrop color, the random vertical lines created by the cables and photographs, plus the clean work desk (get rid of the clutter, especially if living in these tight spaces). Be sure to check out the entire set of home pics on Design*Sponge for the Demers great taste and design.

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Out in the Field – Field Notes products

Field Notes products made in the USA

I’m taking a moment before I have to get ready for dinner to write a few posts for The Desctop. My absence from the blog is due to an overwhelming amount of tasks with my real job (yes, I finally have one) and I’m eager to share some great new finds for your home and/or corporate office.

I’ve been subscribing to more blogs and web sites that promote great products, design and merchandise. One such rare find is A Continuous Lean – a self proclaimed site that is about “American things, good looking things, well designed things and all sorts of other things.” I love it! The man behind the genius is Michael Williams, the savvy PR mind behind the small shop Paul+Williams. He’s a curator of great design and you can now buy his choices directly at his web site A Continuous Lean.

Among the small collection of hand-picked brands, Williams is supporting Field Notes, the flashback inspired stationers of old-fashioned memo books and classic pens and pencils.  The Draplin Design Company of Portland, Oregon and Coudal Partners of Chicago, Illinois bring you a small collection of simple products that complement any desk, modern or traditional. I bought my first memo book while out shopping at J.Crew one day. Funny how the small little accessory fit perfectly with the spring awakening of the store’s new collection of new American classic menswear. As a sidenote, I’ve fallen in love again with J.Crew for both casual and office clothes.

The 18-month calendar, the set of six pens, old school No. 2 pencils, and the three-pack pocket notebooks are all available at ACL. Be sure to check them out. It’s amazing how the little things on a desk will make a great impact. It’s a quick way to add your POV to a rather simple worksurface.

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