We know we're going to take heat for this, but... we did it. We bought the controversial Stockholm desk that was discussed over at AT:Los Angeles. Check it out (and our reasons) after the jump.
In a nutshell: After months and months of looking, we couldn't find anything else. And yes, it's also very inexpensive. Oh, and we like the design... a lot. We'd been searching for a desk for a very, very, very long time. If you've ever been in the position of buying a desk, you know how difficult it is. Most of our furniture is either vintage or handmade (by us), but we were unable to find a vintage desk that was small enough (and had the appropriate amount of storage) for our space. Not to mention they were all out of our price range anyway. The desk was on sale for $150 and has free shipping if you get it delivered to your nearest Walmart. We'd never bought anything from Walmart but were pleasantly surprised about the quality of our desk. It took us a few hours to put together and now it's really sturdy. The few people who've been over to see it have been shocked that it was from there.
Before our Stockholm desk we had a desk we made ourselves. It was fine, but it lacked the storage we needed. Plus, it was too wide. The new desk's dimensions are perfect for our tiny home office. Yes, we know it's made of MDF with PVC veneer... and we're disappointed about that.
Just in case anyone wants to know about the other items in our home office:
- Chair is vintage, has been in our family for over 20 years.
- Trash can is from Umbra and was purchased at the Container Store.
- White algue stuff on wall is by Vitra.
- Posters by Blue Ant Studio.
- Desk lamp was bought at Thrift Town.
More information available here.