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Feeling uninspired at work? Why not give your desk a makeover?
We all know being in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere plays a huge role on our overall mood and productivity. Whether you work at home, in an office or in a studio, your personal workspace needs to be a place that should inspire the flow of creativity and allow you to get down to business. Especially for an art girl! But often, that’s not the case. In fact, working spaces can be the most neglected areas —messy and an unfriendly space for inspiration, that can drive you insane leading to unproductivity.
Find our top picks to help you create and update your own inspiring space, with essentials that will not only transform your space into a creative haven but also ease the pain of daily stressors!
Part of The Conran Shop’s curated homeware collection, the task lamp silhouette has been around since the 1930s, but Anglepoise gives it a 21st century makeover joining forces with master of colour Paul Smith, it’s a miniature but mighty desk lamp.
Something to organise your bits & bobs
Give your desk the appearance of opulence, while keeping it tidy, with this marbled look desk tray from hot new Japanese stationery designer Hightide. Ideal for collecting coins, keys, pens, business cards and other general bits and bobs.
This aroma diffuser uses ultrasonic waves to vaporise water and the essential oil in the tank. Pumping out cool, dry, fragrant mists around your work space.
Keep this mid-height AYR Mules from Dear Frances under your desk for emergency meetings. The sustainable brand’s AYR model are designed to an elegant curved-line upper with hand-stitched detail at the high-vamp and a chic, statement heel. They’re crafted in Italy from fine suede to a peep-toe shape and rounded, tortoise plexiglas heel. The epitome of easy elegance, they will instantly elevate any look.
A rain poncho for those soggy days
Ever looked out of the window as you were about to head out for a break / home and it was pouring rain. Why not keep this chic Rains Transparent Hooded Coat in a handy spot – because let’s be honest sometimes, we don’t want to deal with a flimsy umbrella.
Kennedi Perforated Metal Square Storage Basket in black will help you keep your paperwork more organised. Tidy desk – tidy mind!
Keep this makeup you’ll wear every day tucked in a spot on your desk, so you don’t have to lug your make-up bag to work with you everyday. This set of three easy-to-apply makeup essentials for a fresh-faced look includes Glossier’s famous Boy Brow, Cloud Paint and Lash Slick.
Either throw in your pens or your desk plant into this cute pot. This pot is from Brooklyn Based ceramic studio Grouppartner. Grouppartner was created by Isaac Nichols who’s work deals with positive body image, sexuality and a love for plants
Never lose your planner again with this bright neon green notebook from Ohh Deer. Unlike a traditional diary organiser, it’s undated, allowing you to use it as and when you need it.
Get some Pop Art movement motivation with these sticky notes inspired by the iconic artworks of Andy Warhol. With 480 sticky notes in eight different designs and three sizes, they’re great for studying, work, note taking and list making.
Every time you take a sip of tea, David Shrigley’s thumbs up design will remind you that everything is good, and so it will be.
No one wants to scribble incomprehensible notes in a cute note pad! This ruled A6 memo pad features a reproduction of Puffy (2002), a work by Yoshitomo Nara
Enjoy smooth scrolling while making a splashy statement. This mousepad features imagery from Roy Lichtenstein’s Explosion from Portfolio 9, 1967, which is in MoMA’s collection.
Modeled after one of Kusama’s most famous artworks, these lacquer-painted resin objects will bring a bright pop of whimsy and optimism to your desk or bookshelf.
A warm scarf
Keep this handy for when Sharon from accounts decides to crank up the air con.
This should need no introduction! MUJI has a huge range of well-designed stationery items for your daily life for you to choose from, whether you’re working, studying or jotting down notes throughout the day.
Now your desk is organised and full of beautiful objects – time to buckle down and get to work!
By Peigi Mackillop