Which Objects Are Always Out On Your Desk For Display?

Which Objects Are Always Out On Your Desk For Display?

Laura E. Hall
Jun 1, 2011

We're always on a quest to de-clutter our desks and desktops, but today we've been wondering: when is decor too much, and which objects count toward that decor? Share your thoughts with Unplggd readers.

Our own desktop contains at all times, in addition to a laptop, stand and second screen: a red Swingline stapler, two framed photos, a tiny metal sculpture of bird feet, several vinyl and Japanese toys, a vintage tin for holding pens and a tray for holding other supplies. (Also, embarrassingly, all the mugs that are waiting to be carried downstairs.)

Frames, $21.75. Vintage tin, $10. Desk lamp, vintage. Red stapler, $22.99. Toys: Unazukin, Dunny. Pewter bird feet, via Patina. Tray, Target.

These are the bare minimum of desk components, for us: some stylish utility items, useful things that double as decor, a reminder of family and some personal expression. But we have to admit that lots of other bits and bobs get rotated in, be they toys or project components; as lifelong messy deskers, we've pared down the essentials to ensure all the other miscellanea has a place to go.

When you're finished cleaning and decluttering, what equipment, utility and decor items remain? Share yours with other Unplggd readers in the comments below.

(Image: Flickr member Just Jefa licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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