Home is where the office is: The best of the best
Take a look back at a few standout items — from watt-killers and hand-shredders to pens and memo boards of the compostable variety — worthy of any eco-conscious home workspace.
Mon, May 23 2011 at 9:00 AM
Happy Monday (we survived
the weekend!) and welcome to the 12th and final installment of "Home is where the office is," a series of posts in which I've celebrated — and recommended a whole bunch of products to — the roughly 20 million members of the American workforce who shuffle to their dens, spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, mom caves or backyard office pods at least once a week to do work that would otherwise be performed in a soulless office block miles away.
For today's post, I'll be taking a look back at some of the best and the brightest home office-appropriate furnishings and accessories that I've had the pleasure of rounding up for your perusal over the past few weeks (plus, I've thrown in a couple of new items). That said, I've covered a lot of territory — see the complete list of "Home is where the office is" posts at the bottom of this page — so this is just a small taste of what's out there. And remember, although buying new is fine when the item in question is designed and built to last using eco-friendly materials, don't disregard something old as there is plenty of gently used, rehabable furniture out there just waiting for a new home (office).
Crane Grellow Desk Lamp @ CB2
Oval Tack Frame @ MIO
ScanWood Maple Wood Desk Accessories @ A+R Store
(pen tray, pen cup, clip holder, note holder, letter tray, tape dispenser sold separately, $10 - $54; complete set, $113.40)
Bow Bins by Cordula Kehrer @ Areaware
($36 - $48; 5 different styles available; ships 9/15/11)
Bye Bye Handy Shredder by I.D.E.A. and Yuen'to Japan @ A+R Store
Kill A Watt Power Strip and Energy Meter @ Smarthome
Alarm Dock by Jonas Damon @ Areaware
($39.50 - ships 8/15/2011)
DBA 98 Pen @ DBA
($8.98 — 3/pack)
HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One D410a Printer @ HP
If you're looking for more great ideas to improve your home office, here are all of the posts from the series:
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