As I’ve mentioned a couple of times already: I have a new desk set-up and I’m really loving it. And although it probably won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, let me give you a little guided tour around both of my desks.
Let’s start of with the desk that holds my computer and other electronics. It’s consists of a shiny new high gloss table top I bought at IKEA, which I combined with an old pair of table legs. It’s very black and white and it’s feels clean & calm, which is nice because I already get distracted easily enough when I’m behind my computer (oh look, a squirrel!).
On this desk you’ll find my Midori agenda, my Wacom drawing tablet (when it’s not in it’s felt cover), a computer screen, my laptop and a bunch of hard disks. My grandmother’s marble cutting board also resides here, with my Muji clear acrylic box that holds some sewing materials. Whenever I don’t need my second screen because I’m working with analogue materials I disconnect my laptop and put him on the other desk, so I can watch series/YouTube whilst working.
This is desk number two (aka this is where the magic happens 😉 ). It’s quite a bit messier (although to be honest, the other desk also gets covered in random things), but apparently, that’s how I like it. Above this desk hangs one of my least successful DIY’s: a handmade magnetic blackboard. It’s not nearly magnetic enough (even with the strongest magnets I could find things keep falling off) and it’s so rough you can’t use it as a blackboard. Big bummer, but I don’t have the money to start over again, especially since I’m not sure a second try would be more successful.
You can always find a pile of books and magazines on my desk, because I have a hard time letting them out of my sight. 😛 Next to the books and magazines, you’ll probably find my pencil-case and a little (Midori style) notebook. I also got a bunch of work-in-progress projects lying around.
I try to keep myself inspired with my messy and all over the place mood board. It’s also the place where I keep track of a couple of challenges I’m doing, like my 28 in 28 list and more recently where I keep track of my cleaning habits. Below the black board I’ve put a couple of handy boxes that contain acrylic paints, markers, post-its and lots of bits and bobs.
On top of the boxes you can find my collection of washi tapes. I love keeping them in glass jars, it’s so nice to look at. My two POP figures also reside here.
The right side of my desk is where a couple of my plants reside. It’s the perfect place for my orchids and the others also don’t seem to mind sharing a desk with me. I’ve got more plants on the window sill and seeing them bloom always makes me very happy.
Between my two desks there’s just enough place left to put my trolley. Here I keep all my brushes, a couple of markers, all my pastel and watercolour pencils, scissors and jam jars. I’ve also got a tiny collection of porcelain jars with animal figures on the lid. They’re a bit kitschy, but I like them.
So, that’s it for this desk tour. Did you like it?