It used to be desktop organizers only had to accommodate for sheets of paper, pens, and maybe a few paperclips. These days, we're more prone to worry where to park our smartphone or our wireless mouse once we're done for the day. The STATION Caddy above is an example of traditional material shaped for the tech needs of today, slotted to fit an iPhone, alongside a myriad of other home office items that would otherwise be cluttering your desk area...
Made of bamboo, the STATION modern caddy by Nathan Mummert is available for pre-order for $39.99 at Bite My Apple, and would work equally well for an entryway landing strip as it would for a desk.
The Tobago Pear desk organizer and tablet stand ($93.00) is similar in shape to the STATION, but instead of caddy sections, this pear wood organizer is fitted with slotted holders for a full size tablet for both portrait and landscape mode (fits iPad 2, iPad 3, Samsung Galaxy tablets, and ASUS models) and an array of various width objects, with a parking spot for a pen or stylus.
Designer Caroline Gomez calls her work "natural and slow design", and her work does exhibit the quality of a slowly evolved form born of natural forces rather than being machine-made. Her TABLETTE PÖL
desk organizer (about $46.00
) is also designed to store paper and pens, with the addition of a complementary stackable catch-all section for stationery, a smartphone, or whatever else might roam your desk without a place to stay put.
I always like to include an option for those looking to save, not spend. If you've got some extra cardboard lying around, this DIY cardboard catch-all created by MakeKind's Laura Parke
could easily be customized to hold just about anything, specific to your needs (maybe even paint the interior of each section for a little color?). The full tutorial here
(Images: Bite My Apple; Caroline Gomez, Laura Parke)