Perusing eBay ourselves, we discovered a few Parker Duofold gems ourselves. Take a look.
When you’re sitting at your desk working away, there’s nothing worse to stare at than a blank wall. The clever wirework seen here does just the trick. Like a 3D scribble of a run-on sentence, the words are almost indecipherable to whoever gazes upon it — but that’s hardly the point. Get those pliers out and start bending your quote of choice. This is a DIY project for fall if we’ve ever seen one.
(Photo courtesy of Petra Bindel. Text by Jenny Bahn)
I Spy: Vintage Globe
As the fashion set gets ready for a month of back-to-back fashion weeks, what better a time than to consider the globe. Take the one seen here, for instance, perfectly placed on a well-organized desk, adding a playful and worldly vibe, suitable for adults and kids alike. Click here to see the selection of vintage desktop globes currently available on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of Jan Hendrik via My Paradissi. Text by Jenny Bahn)
I Spy: NYC Map
Okay, so it doesn’t look like that much actual work happens at this adorable little desk setup, but it does serve as a fine display for some great odds and ends. You’ve got your butterfly collection, a taxidermied bird, a minty vintage lamp, and that large map of New York. We did some digging on eBay and found this map from 1945 in pristine condition, ready for framing and hanging above your own workspace.
(Photo courtesy of Lina Iske. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Where Eco Meets Urban
Set high above an urban landscape, this office, with its pitched ceiling and exposed beams, feels like a cabin in the sky. Even the patterned carpet is reminiscent of water ripples or windswept sand dunes. And it’s not just the big things adding to the woodsy sentiment here; it’s the little ones, too. The bike imbues the space with an eco-friendly vibe, as do the hanging plants near the back. (Our money is on this office being in San Francisco or Portland, Oregon) If you’re looking to recreate this look on your own, we found this handmade eco-friendly rug by Surya on eBay for $113. And if you’re looking to rig up a few hanging plants of your own, look no further than here.
(Photo courtesy of icoughbloodandfeelfine. Text by Jenny Bahn)