Why is it sooo difficult to find awesome office furniture?! Finally a company seems to have nailed it – check out Heartwork. Centered around the thought that a considered workspace is a better workspace, Heartwork’s furniture (and accessories) offer clean lines and bright pops of color. I know my office could benefit from both!
01/ Message of support for Boston light up New York.
02/ Need ideas on where to go for a first date?
03/ 30 of the most beautiful abandoned places in the world.
04/ The Greatest Band Ever.
05/ Every office should have a Convertible Napping Desk!
06/ Gussy up your MacBook with a wooden keyboard.
07/ Who knew salt could be so beautiful?
08/ Sketch artist experiment shows women are more beautiful than they think.
09/ This tree house is nicer than my house house.
10/ What can happen in the space between buildings.
And in case you missed anything this week…
Mix #24: Still the Water Stood
Fashionably Flexible: Day to Night 3 Ways + Pin Your Style Contest
National Painting Week: Inspiration Realized
Tower Blocks Paper Notes
I’m a firm believer that desk and office accessories should not only be functional but fun. I love the graphic treatment that each one of these Tower Blocks Paper Notes received, and am 99% positive I would arrange them all in a skyline on my desk. (via bltd)
Welcome to our newest monthly column, Tips&Tricks! Ways to make your life easier, save you time, and generally make your days better. Each month we’ll be sharing a collection of helpful ideas from around the web, most will focus on a specific theme but we’re starting off fast and loose for February. Feel free to chime in with tried and true tips and tricks of your own in the comments!
01/ How to clean up files for a faster Mac.
02/ The easiest way to hang anything with T-slots.
03/ How to remove leftover wax from candle jars.
04/ Make homemade Vicks Vapor show disks.
05/ Revive gross old paintbrushes.
06/ 50 new uses for old things.
07/ How to calculate yardage for window coverings.
08/ Eucalyptus in the shower.
09/ How to ditch water rings on wood.
10/ How to fix wooden floor dents.
11/ Get your paperwork organized for 2013.
12/ The best times to buy certain things.
Clockwise from Top Left: Cork Planter Bookend Set from Canoe, Porcelain Tape Dispenser from Shop the Office Stylist, Elephant Letter Organizer + Key Holder from Kikkerland, Owl String Holder from west elm, Kraft To Do List from Sugar Paper, Memo Pad & Organizer from Pulp, Clear Ruler from poppin, SmartDeck from russell+hazel
01/ LEDscape, an installation of 1,200 IKEA floor lamps.
02/ Defrosting an entire cold storage building.
03/ The Home Office Beach!
04/ A study of butterfly wings.
05/ Meet Momo, like Where’s Waldo with an adorable dog.
06/ NeighBirds. Heh.
07/ A Visual Compendium of Guitars.
08/ Smorgasboard, an illustrated board game for foodies.
09/ Jeni’s cure-all, Influenza Sorbet!
10/ No big deal, just an espresso vending tricycle.
I haven’t had a land line since 2003, so saying I depend on my cell phone is an understatement. It’s my only line of contact. But here’s something you iPhone-users can relate to, after an extended conversation those bad boys get HOT. They’re also really awkward to hold when you’re trying to do other things at the same time.
Enter the Curve BT iDock. Just plug your iPhone into the base, connect via Bluetooth, then roam freely within a 30 foot radius. It’s super sleek in either black or white and goes with just about any decor. It even charges your phone at the same time. And I have to admit, it’s made my business calls much more enjoyable and less sweaty-eared.
A Curve BT iDock sample was provided to me. All opinions and experiences are my own.
I am in a constant state of missing school. I wasn’t a straight A student (more like an A-B 50/50 split), it’s the learning I miss. The bottomless well to draw from, especially in college where there were so many options from which to choose. I’m also a school and office supply junky, I doubt there’s ever been a kid (or adult) quite as enthusiastic when the big box stores roll out their masses of back-to-school inventory. Most years I limit myself to buying a fresh notebook or set of highlighters, just to satisfy the itch. But if I were to be a little more adult about it, I’d take this opportunity to freshen up my office space. Maybe with a few of these.
Clockwise from top left:
An illustrated Lined Paper Notepad for important notes and messages.
From the Desk Of cards to jot out quick thank yous.
Monthly Sticky Notes to keep my schedule in order.
Yellow highlighter ink because it’s more fun than a regular pen!
This backpack from Herschel Supply Company for Madewell because, well, I want one.
What are your favorite must-have supplies?
Now here’s a Monday morning appropriate post, check out KEEP CALM AND TEAR IT DOWN by Rajeev Basu. Signage for the modern workplace that’s not exactly workplace appropriate (unless you work for yourself, then beyond hilarious). You can even print each one out full-size if your heart desires. (via Josh Spear)
01/ Hoping my next house is constructed out of concrete LEGO bricks!
02/ I want to buy my eggs in this packaging.
03/ Your dream is a reality, print postcards that smell like FOOD.
04/ The photography alone makes me want to get my hands on this magazine.
05/ Rose-colored glasses!
06/ Daring enough to try a Hairchitecture ’do?
08/ Wonder if this Woven Desk would make me more productive?
09/ Weird + beautiful ceramic teeth mug.
10/ 100 phone booths, 100 artists