Most of us have things like monitors, keyboards, pen cups, and lamps on our desk. The trouble is, unless you purchased them all at once or a terrific interior designer, odds are their disparate appearance likely makes for a messy look. Remedy this situation with a few choice pieces from the Grovemade Desk Collection. The collection includes a monitor stand, keyboard tray, mouse pad, ruler, wrist pad, pen cup, paperclip holder, succulent planter, and lamp, all available in your choice of walnut or maple, and all guaranteed to add a touch of class to your workspace.
While they're commonly lumped together, Arts and Sciences are two very different disciplines — different enough that they should have their own notebooks. Or at least that's the idea behind Field Notes Arts & Sciences Notebooks. Part of the ongoing Colors series, these limited-edition books are larger than normal — 7.5" x 4.75" — and offer 64 pages each. The Arts book gets a wine-colored cover containing handy information, right-side pages with quarter-inch gray rules for prose and poetry, and blank left-side pages, while the Sciences book sports a slate gray cover filled with formulas and theories, right-side pages with an all-new Engineers Graph, and blank left-side pages for whatever doesn't go on a graph.
If you're going to do the paper and pen routine in this modern day of tablets and smartphones, you might as well make your pen worth carrying around. The Monteverde Multi-Tool Stylus Pen is a perfect example. While it works great as a ballpoint, this multi-talented instrument also features a stylus cap, both a philips and flathead screwdriver, a level, and a ruler built right into the side. It's like a multi-tool for geeks.
Like most pursuits, design is a skill that benefits greatly from practice. Drau Footwear Sketch Books help you get the most out of your practice time by providing guidelines and pre-printed marks that make it easy to sketch quickly with correct scale and proportions. In addition, each page is perforated, so you can tear out your designs as you go and place them on a desk or wall for review.