They say a tidy desk is a tidy mind and L’Atelier D’exercices have some great design ideas to keep things in order. Looking at my workspace, sometimes, (more often than I care to admit), I am in need of a few fresh ideas!
The L’Atelier D’exercices Alps Document Organiser is a stunning piece of desk chic. The beech wood base is home to white acrylic ‘mountains!’ It is possible to write notes etc. on the removable white pieces with a lead pencil and clean them with either an eraser or a damp cloth. I don’t think that I could bring myself to mark them at all. Could you? It’s also too beautiful to use for bills and envelopes. Instead I would display favourite photos and postcards etc. like they have done in the above photo.
For something in a much brighter colour, the Sunset Desk Organiser would certainly cheer up my desk space. Never mind that it is based on the reds and oranges of a ‘setting’ sun, it would look great all day long. What is a sun? I here you ask! Anyway this French designed piece is made from steel, so therefore strong enough to hold all of my pens and pencils that I seem to accumulate from nowhere!
The Wood Block Card Holder is a classic design, easily fitting into most colour schemes. It is made from beech wood and cleverly divided into five cut out sections plus an extra pen or pencil holder at one end. I would probably write each weekdays ‘to do’ list, placed in each of the five compartments behind a pretty picture. (Weekend lists are everything that I haven’t done in the week!).
If you want a Pen Holder that looks good and yet will keep your pens and pencils out of sight, then take a look at this. I’d like one of these just for the fun of lifting it up to show all of the pens and pencils at once, so that I can choose the one I want without digging around in the drawer – where they are at the moment.
Now here’s my favourite desk item from all of the L’Atelier D’exercices collection – the Monthly Measure Calender/ Ruler. The measure part comes from the centimetres marked along the side from one to thirty two but the best parts are the ridges on the top and the metal star that make up the calendar. The star has the initials of the days of the week in English on one side and in French on the other. The idea is to start by placing the day of the week on the star into the groove for the date. Each day just roll the star along to show the next day and date until the end of the month when it all starts again.
Which would be your favourite piece?