clinical and lacking any sort of personality, office
desks are often mundane and monotonous at best – and a mess at
worst. Yet you spend a large amount of time in your workspace, so
it’s only right to treat it to a bit of individual flair. Having
somewhere that you feel comfortable can boost confidence and
inspire creativity – at least, that’s what we’re telling HR.
Here, we’ve covered all the essentials – yes, a Chrisitan
Lacroix notepad ranks pretty highly on our must-have list – fixed
the on-going office temperature argument and bottled our favourite
scents from a Tel Aviv perfume atelier to mask the smelliest of
Must-have desk gadgets to boost productivity (and look
Pro Plus 36 adjustable height desk converter
Sitting at your desk all day is a pain in the back. Literally.
Helping to improve your posture and alleviate backache, these Vari
standing desk converters switch your crippling lot into a fully
functional, adjustable standing desk.
Galán de Noche Candle
Booking a mountainside yoga retreat is our go-to when our
endless deadlines or unruly inbox have left us feeling strung out.
When you’ve got no annual leave (or the funds), light this La
Montana candle instead. The calming notes have been inspired by the
founder’s life in a remote Valencian village, encircled by
mountains and fresh air. Expect your room to be filled with the
scents of orange blossom and rose.
Wireless Charging Tray
Design Museum Shop
Your Airpods running out of battery mid-commute has to be one of
the most annoying first-world problems – second only to your phone
dying. Elevate both with this sleek and functional charging
PROPS: The Snubnose Wedge bookends
Besler & Sons
Produced in Los Angeles by husband-and-wife duo Erin and Ian
Besler, these polished terrazzo bookends add a pop of colour to
monochrome workspaces. Each design is different so even if your
colleague wants to copy you, no desk will be the same.
Handblown Italian Glasses
The Edition 94
Plastic water bottles are a thing of the past, but that doesn’t
mean you need to stick with a reusable at your desk. Upgrade to one
of these swoon-worthy hand-blown glasses. They also double up as
the “oh-my-god-you’ve-nailed-it” wedding/ birthday/ leaving gift
for that colleague whose name you can’t quite remember, but have
been tasked with buying a present for.
Mexico A5 Notebook
Christian Lacroix x Papier
This is extra with a capital E. This Christian Lacroix notepad
has us flying through our to-do lists (read: shopping lists) while
simultaneously inspiring us to book that overdue Mexican road trip
(read: sink a shot of tequila).
Candyly Warm Desk Mat
The most common argument in any office: window open or closed?
Air-con off or on? This nifty bit of tech solves such perennial
problems. The Candyly heated desk mat applies warm air when needed,
with no impact to anyone around you.
Tall Natural Brown Wide Cortaderia Pampas Grass
Succulents are so last season. Requiring zero maintenance aside
from plonking them in a vase, these dried pampas sprigs will
instantly inject a little nature into your office.
Aromatherapy Diffuser in Bergamot & Neroli
Orange, Zielinski & Rozen
One of Tel Aviv’s oldest ateliers, this family-run perfume house
has been crafting its signature scents for over 100 years. The
bergamot, neroli and orange diffuser reminds us of Jaffa’s
market-packed streets and will mask a multitude of smells.