We spend on average a whole 10 hours per day at our desks, or 2350 hours a year if you knock off three weeks for holiday – that’s a huge chunk of our lives.
Add some colour, creativity and convenience to your home away from home with these clever handcrafted purchases from the online marketplace Etsy.
Industrial table lamp
Every desk needs a stylish lamp to accompany it, even if the LEDs do provide enough of the stuff already. Available in different colours on request, this item is the creation of artist / maker Lou Cezon, based in Newcastle.
Wire memo board
Minimalistic and in keeping with the on-trend ‘industrial’ office look, this block mesh steel noticeboard from Long Beach Design is perfect for keeping mess at bay and can also be used as a positive mood board to promote mental wellbeing.
Wooden tablet stand
Treat your tech to this solid mahogany tablet holder by Etsy seller NeatNicheinWood – there’s something really nice about the juxtaposition of wood and plastic. The item can be adjusted to suit different contexts and also holds Kindles for easier reading.
Hexagonal desk organiser
These bespoke pots by BatchWorks are made on 3D printers and are perhaps the most stylish stationery holders on the market – they also happen to be one of Etsy’s best-selling products. Paper & penless? They make great cactus pots too!
Themed concrete paperweight
This beautifully handcrafted paperweight made by Bellsandwhistlesmake would look great in this Alice in Wonderland themed office in Waterloo! This niche product would also make a great gift for fans of fantasy fiction.