I have this weird neurosis where I have to tidy up my space before I can work. Shuffle papers around, stack books, put away laundry. At least one small thing needs to be done before I can get down to it. Mikey J can't seem to get his head around my need to do the dishes when I have ten totes to sew. But I think cleaning just helps me transition into a work headspace.
I bought this adorable silver-etched glass ice bucket from one of my favourite shops, the lovely Maverick Antiques. The owner is always very friendly and tells us the stories behind the pieces we are drawn to. I totally recommend a visit there if you're ever in the Ottawa St. area. As you can see, it's currently sitting on my desk holding spools of thread, but I also think it would look equally as cute holding short-stemmed flowers, chunky jewelry, cotton balls... What would you put in it?
As a lover of tea and the cute tea cups it's served in, I can't get over this desk organizer from Black + Blum! At closer inspection, you'll notice those are contemporary office supplies decorating the cup. It even comes complete with pencils.
I’ve always wanted a rolodex, haven’t you? So sexy secretary. Faux bois vintage or real bois modern with vintage paper... take your pick. I want them both.
How cool is this? I love things that have secret compartments. It's described as a magazine and letter rack. Boring. It could be the secret hiding place for your scandalous love letters or those photos you don't want getting into the wrong hands. Ooh... intrigue!
Keep your books standing at attention with this adorable little piece. By the way, it's totally worth it to check out this shop for the photos alone, as every one has a different little owl pictured along with the item for sale. Too cute.
Think outside the box, pick up some unique items, and you may find sitting down to your desk on Monday morning is new experience all together. Now I’m off to tidy up and get to work. See you next time with the new feature (Hint: TCOB. Think about it.).