Desktop Style

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Whether it's those black plastic cups and trays or freebie logo mugs as pen holders, most of us go for the cheap defaults when it comes to desk accessories. We tend to forget that our workspace is as much a reflection of us as our personal space. And, more importantly, an organized and appealing desktop can help keep those workaday blues away. Here is a roundup of accessories in three mix-and-match categories.

Which style best represents your ideal workspace?

1 Lacquer office set ($79 for the whole shebang) from West Elm
Modern
2 Vintage Danish Modern Letter Organizer ($28) from Butterbeans
3 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying via Project Rungay
4 Desktop architecture series by Hani Rashid for Alessi ($38-130) from Unica Home
Tradtional
5 Paul Dupré-Lafont for Hermès (1945), available at 1stdibs Paris for $15,730
6 Dressage Leather desk set by Suzanne Kasler ($20-49) from Ballard
7 Retro phone ($69) from Grandin Road
Comic Relief
8 The Ex Red Pen Holder Set, includes 6 custom pens ($39.99) from Overstock.com
9 Hand Holder Paperweight ($16.99) from Overstock.com
10 Get the Hint Stickies ($6) from Urban Outfitters

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