Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Desk tidies

Desk tidies are a great gifts - a useful gift which they will likely see every day.  Obviously these can be gifts for men or women, but if you have a particularly hard-to-buy for man in your life, these might well be a good idea.

I bought this Rubik's Cube pen pot for my husband and have stashed away this Lego art carousel for my son for Christmas.
I have a lot of cool geeky men in my life, so I am also looking carefully at this cassette tape tidy and fantastic Tetris desk set for brothers, friends, and Secret Santa gifts at the office.  

These sharpeners are adorable. Totes adorbs.  Adorballs, one might say. 

I'm also quite smitten with these wooden desk organisers.  They both look beautiful.  They would both be good gifts for men or women, I think - kind of classic and unisex.


There are also, of course, more feminine desktop organisers out there.  I'll be honest, I'm looking at these for me, really.  They might make it out the door to someone else if I'm feeling very generous or am temporarily incapacitated.  The white wooden desk tidy in particular has caught my eye, although the metal lacework in a close second.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Lovely expanding files

I have a real soft spot for expanding files. They are just so useful. And they make me feel efficient and organised, even on the really bad days.

I already have a stripy one for my son's medical stuff.  It is so handy having sections for things like asthma, allergies, physio, school medical stuff, and so on.  Slightly dull, though.  Maybe I need one of these Emma Bridgewater files, gorgeous.

If I was getting married, I would definitely use this file below to keep all the details of caterers and venue arrangements straight. In case you can't tell from the picture, it is an Emma Bridgewater 'Sampler' pattern, so it says 'Love' all over it.  Kind of perfect for a wedding file. 


And these ones are just so pretty!


If I was working on a client project, I'd probably avoid a cutesy, pretty one, but I wouldn't mind showing up to a meeting with one of these.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Cute ring binders

I reorganised my command centre recently, and decided I would create my command journal (thanks, FlyLady!) in a colourful ring binder.  As you know, I like funky, pretty stationery, so I went looking.

I couldn't stop at just one...

And I really fell for the sweetie ones - jelly beans, dolly mixture, and love hearts.

I keep one for my command journal, one for activity leaflets for the kids, and one for recent warranties and instruction leaflets.  I'll find uses for the others, I'm sure...