Adding Splashes of Color to Brighten the Home Office

Adding Splashes of Color to Brighten the Home Office

Julienne Lin
May 9, 2013

Whenever friends visit my apartment, they remark it's a “happy place” exhibiting a love of color. Playful shapes, patterns, and vibrant elements all reflect my affinity for the cheerful, and I'm always on the look out for a few more additions. Here are a few playful tech accessories currently on my Pinterest wish list for a future home office update project...


The Drawstring Lamp: These eco-friendly lamps are made from sunscreen materials originally used for curtains in big glass windows. Sweden-based studio, Design Stories, applied a drawstring to the window covering and realized they could hand-mold it into a desirable shape, thus creating a new overhead light. The result is glowing orbs of light in vivid colors, perfect for secondary overhead lighting in a home office.

Ballo Portable Speaker: Continuing my love of the round, the Ballo is a portable speaker that looks like a microphone without the handle. The Ballo was designed to attach to portable audio devices to amplify sound via 3.5mm jack wire and is available in a variety of fun colors to suit just about any style.

Colorful Cables: Eastern Collective mixes technology and textiles to add some variety to your standard connection cables collection. The 3-6 feet cable is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, in a variety of connections. And a bonus is these cables should outlast regular ones, thanks to the additional durability of material wrapped around each cable.

Laptop Decals and Skins: Decals and skins offer an opportunity to break from the herd and personalize your laptop, so I couldn’t leave them out of this roundup. I like that they are temporary and you can stick them on and take them off when you tire of them. Various companies like Society 6 and Gelaskin sell a variety of full size skins, while Etsy has countless smaller decals available for embellishing laptops. 

(Images: 1. Drawstring Lamp, Merry Go Round, all other images as credited above)



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