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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

Rated XX – XX File Storage

Magis XX File Holder designed by Jasper Morrison

If looking for some quick design solutions for your desktop, the Magis XX File Holder is a great looking product that creates some visual interest while providing practicality. Designed by Jasper Morrison, the mastermind of numerous contemporary furnishing products, the XX File Holder is also stackable. To learn more about Morrison, view his studio web site. The XX File Holder is priced at $145 through @workdesign. Grant it, it’s expensive considering the stuff you can get at Staples, but who ever said good design was cheap.

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Achille’s Heel – The Scrittarello Desk

The Scrittarello Desk designed by Achille Castiglioni

Thanks to Maxwell at Apartment Therapy for pointing out yet another great find. It’s not like I’m surprised by his impeccable eye, but pleasantly relieved that we have access to his fantastic design sensibilities on a daily basis. The Scrittarello desk is a prime example of simple made efficient. Beech veneer plywood with white laminate hark the mid-century era of Charles and Ray Eames. Designed by Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni who was also responsible for the iconic Arco floor lamp, the Scrittarello is an appropriate choice for a home office in tight quarters. What I love most about the subtleties of this piece is the clever side shelves perfect for extra storage like paper, notebooks, a printer, anything that might clutter a desk when you most need the space.

The Scrittarello Desk is available through The Conran Shop for $1,995.

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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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