In a Better Place: Your Desk

12 items to help you revamp your workspace

By Kirk Miller

 
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11 September 2017

Welcome to In a Better Place, in which  we help you handsome up your home, office or apartment, one space at a time. This week: your desk.

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” Sage advice from author John Le Carre.

And especially poignant if your desk — like ours — tends to devolve into a drab mass of teetering, unmitigated clutter.

Below: 12 great accessories that'll help you clean the joint up in style.

Your charging dock: Native Union DOCK+ Lightning
A weighted, minimalist charging dock for your iPhone with a color-matched Lightning Cable.

Your coffee mug: Merican Dream by Reed Wilson Design
A red, white and blue way to start your day (and yes, it’s made in the USA).

Your magazine rack: Tower Magazine Rack
Slick design, and a built-in handle means you can take your print reading with you.

Your decorative green touch: Swedish Brass Planter
A shiny throne for your desk cactus (note: you need a desk cactus).

Your headphone stand: Twelve South Fermata
Elevate, charge and proudly display your ear cans (we have a few in mind).

Your tape dispenser: Solid Brass by CB2/Fred Segal
Pair it with CB2’s equally polished brass letter tray, ruler, pencil cup and storage box.

Your desk clock: Radio Click Clock
A tactile beauty, this marriage of maple and aluminum lights up with the temp, time and date when you clap your hands or click your fingers.


 
Your shelving unit:
Grovemade Desk Shelf System
A series of handsome walnut/maple shelves, wool felt desk pads, desk trays and laptop lifts, available separately or in bundles.

Your lamp: Anglepoise Type 1228 Desk Lamp
Lightweight aluminum arms and an opaque shade give you the perfect light.

Your flask: Moore & Giles Fine Leather-Wrapped Flask
Because you’re a classy functional alcoholic.

Your cord organizer: Quirky Cordies
The rubber grips on this tiny accessory will keep your charging cords manageable.

Your notebook: Kaufmann Mercantile
A refillable brown leather beauty that evokes the shade of Cuban cigar papers.

But don’t get this: Niceballs
Not for play. A prosthetic desk accessory that makes us long for fidget spinners.

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