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Gift Guide: For the Office Mate


Gift Guide: For the Office Mate

December 6, 2013

Here at Remodelista, we work remotely from diverse spaces and places, most of which don’t include a typical office. Instead of clocking in, we now plug in, and within seconds we’re online and our workday begins. I myself prefer to work in my light-filled living room (the most inspiring room in our house). My husband, meanwhile, works from our converted attic with a tree-top view that keeps him inspired. No matter where you get your job done, here are a holiday gift ideas for your colleagues, and perhaps for yourself.

N.B.: To make sure we’ve got everyone on your list covered, we’re posting a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. See all of the Gift Guides to date in our archive.

Above: Julie and Sarah recently spotted these sculptural Hand-Turned Desk Accessories made in North Carolina from black walnut; $35 each at Nickey Kehoe.

Above: A subtle hint to a messy desk mate? Consider the German-made Laptop Brush; $28 from Brook Farm General Store.


Above: New York’s Fort Standard takes magnets to another level. Their Standard Magnets are made from different types of hardwoods. A set of six is $58 from Fort Standard.

Above: Surprisingly useful: an old-fashioned Mini Desk Calendar, available in black or white, $3.33 from Muji, possibly the world’s best source for well-priced and stylish office accessories (you could cover your whole office here).

Above: Do you always seem to lose your pens, scissors, and tools? Winter Session’s Roll-Up has got you covered (and organized). The case is made in Denver from waxed canvas (available in several colors) and has a leather closure tap; $65 from Winter Session.


Above: Keep track of your thoughts with the Five Year Diary, a page-a-day journal with sections to record your travels and books read. It’s at Canoe; $24.95.

Above: If you really like your office mate, consider the Laptop Leather Folio by Field Theories. Handmade from a single piece of latigo leather using “the same architecture as an envelope,” explains the designer, the 13 inch long case is sized for toting an iPad and papers or a 13-inch Mac Book Pro (custom sizes also available); $145 via Field Theories’ Etsy shop.

Stocking up on office supplies? Have a look at one of our favorite sources: Present & Correct in London. And here are 5 Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from kraft paper and string.

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