14 Must-Have Items to Revamp Your Workspace

14 Must-Have Items to Revamp Your Workspace

Want to put a little “wow” into your workspace? These punchy bookends, minimalist organisers and desks designed to soothe your aching back are among our must-haves. We want to say that they’ll increase your productivity, but with items this pretty, we can’t guarantee it.

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
desk lunches.

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.

Buy now at VariDesk£365.00

Galán de Noche Candle

La Montaña

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.

Buy now at La Montaña£36.00

Hexagonal Pen 10 Colours Set


We’re a fan of anything that this cult Japanese brand creates,
including these retro-coloured felt tip pens. Highlighters are so

Buy now at Muji£4.95

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

Buy now at Design Museum Shop£50.00

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.

Buy now at Besler & Sons£136.00

Concrete Desk Set


These organisers are deal for brutalism fans and design
aficionados that hate clutter but need somewhere to keep their Muji
pens and pencils.

Buy now at Areaware£55.00

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.

Buy now at The Edition 94£26.00

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).

Buy now at Christian Lacroix x Papier£19.00

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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.

Buy now at Amazon£12.60

Tall Natural Brown Wide Cortaderia Pampas Grass

Little Deer

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.

Buy now at Little Deer£22.00

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.

Buy now at Orange, Zielinski & Rozen£27.00

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