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Monday, October 27th, 2014

Hardworking Desks for the Home Office

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Choosing a desk can be tricky. The best way to choose is to first assess your needs.

  • Are you someone who has gone paperless, or do you still require spreading out and using a stapler, files and a shredder?
  • Do you like a clean, minimalist surface or do you like to have lots of photographs, tools and favorite objects within sight?
  • Do you keep one favorite pen going or do you tend to collect scads of them?

Write down every activity you want to do at your desk and make a list of the tools and supplies they require. Think about where you would stash them as you look at different desks below.

The writer’s best friend — Gus Modern Finch Desk. This desk is great for those who mostly work on a laptop or who like to sit and write old-fashioned snail mail letters, invitations and thank-you notes. The truss shape leaves plenty of legroom and places to prop your feet while you ponder. The drawers have plenty of space for writing utensils, notecards, stamps and your address book.

The space saver — MASH Studios LAX Wall Mounted Desk. If you square footage is a premium in your place, a wall-mounted desk can slide in just about anywhere, like the living room, your bedroom or a guest room, without feeling obtrusive. It only sticks out 20 inches, and you can keep your chair or yoga ball tucked right under it. There’s plenty of room to stash your laptop, notebooks and other supplies, and the aluminum door can slide right over anything unsightly. Speaking of unsightly, there are two holes in the side for stealth wire management.

The keeper of the household — Blu Dot Modulicious Power Deskette. This desk is great for keeping all of your household files together in one place. The bottom drawer can handle legal or letter size hanging files, the top drawer has plenty of room for all of your supplies. Keep all of your personal finances, warranties, tax records and home-related documents at your fingertips. In terms of looks, the piece is fully customizable. There are several finishes to choose from for the main body of the desk, and you can choose from a range of colors for the drawer front panels.

The minimalist — Brave Space Design Delta Desk. At first glance, this sculptural piece looks like all it has to offer is a simple work surface. In fact, the wings off the sides will hold any clutter. The desk comes in beautiful walnut, maple and bamboo (shown) finishes.

Built for two — Steelcase Turnstone Bivi Table for Two with Back Pockets. This hard-working table was designed for two to sit across from one another, perfect for family members who need to work at the same time. It’s also a great option if you see clients at home. One of the best features is the  cable trough down the center, which will keep pesky wires neat and organized.


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Friday, October 24th, 2014

Introducing the MILK Grande Desk

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Get to know The MILK Grande Desk. Designed by Søren Rose and manufactured by Holmris, it has a sleek minimalist look, but is very high functioning and serves several purposes. The fact that it sits atop a pedestal means it can be used as a large workspace for one, but can transform into a mini-conference table and has room for up to four people to pull up and work at once.

Photograph by Kristian Holm

Since health experts have recently called sitting all day “the new smoking” in terms of danger to your health, having a standing option is optimal (the adjustable column is an option). Whether you like to sit in an ergonomic desk chair, perch on a yoga ball or decide to get some standing,  squats or ballet poses in while tapping away on the keyboard or drawing, the MILK Grande Desk can accommodate you. The height is adjustable to suit all of your needs.

The desk is crafted of MDF beautifully finished with high gloss lacquer. Get to know all of the secrets the MILK Grande Desk is hiding — check out this 360º look at all it can do. As for storage, the desk has seamless built-in cubbies for tools, pencils, tablets, folders, notebooks, charging accessories  and even cord management. This keeps the clutter well contained and easy to reach so that you can concentrate on the task at hand.

Options like these cubby lids are sold separately.

Like what you see? Learn more about the MILK Grande Desk and decide if you want to buy it.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012

Around the Web This Week

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1. New Rue! I especially loved the great photographs of the minis, which made me miss my dollhouse terribly. Fabulous spaces and photography are waiting for you in the January/February Rue.

image by  John Stoffer via Rue

2. Blu Dot picked not once, but twice in The Thursday NYTimes “Shopping With” section. Author Arthur Phillips rounded up writing desks for them this weekend and picked out The Cant Desk:

and The Stash Desk:

I was also strangely fascinated by the house tours of the former homes of Mexican drug dealers who had been caught. The last image of a drug dealer house south of the border I had in my head was the incredible spread from Romancing the Stone.

3. Loving Style List’s Home Improvement Projects That Cost Under $10. Yeah, we already knew all of these, but it’s really nice to have 14 of them gathered in one well-written place.

4. Finally, I love seeing the way celebs live. Since Cribs never seems to be on anymore, I’m extra thankful to Casa Sugar for keeping track of movie star moving (why do they move like every year? I never really realized that until Larry David mocked the phenomenon by moving every year on Curb Your Enthusiasm). Here’s Rose McGowan’s new pad in Hollywood:

(SIDE NOTE: I could swear this house was on that Bravo show with those annoying guys who sell million dollar real estate. Some total tool with a Lambo or a Ferrari or Doc’s DeLorean or something was thinking about buying the house and then bottomed out on this driveway which killed the deal, no? Maybe not.)

5. Also in celeb real estate news, you can check out Steven Tyler’s new digs over at WSJ.com. I am biting my tongue and not working in some lame line that incorporates Aerosmith lyrics. Steven is still tied with Lil’ Jon as my most striking celebrity sighting ever.

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