If you've ever clicked through to an image link from a friend's weekend Tweet, you're probably already familiar with vintage-filter Android and iPhone apps, like Instagram, Hipstamatic and so many more. They give your homely camera phone pictures a decidedly saturated and scuffed-up feel, just like the pictures you used to take with your toy camera.
But as a totally unintended bonus, we're finding that many of those vintage-izing effects have the added bonus of erasing some of your workspace's real-life blemishes. A dusty dark desktop gets wiped completely clean with an added blur. Cord tangles that can't quite make it off camera can be nearly erased with a strategically-framed edge burn.
Plus these vintage filters just look cool, right? You're probably used to snapping pictures of your friends with analog-imitation camera phone filters. But if you're willing to turn the lens on your workspace—and put away the DSLR just this once—you might like what you see.