For a while now a lot of you have asked me to do a desk tour style post, but whenever I try to photograph it the images just don’t portray how I see my desk – I’m going to reorganise it and try again but for now I thought i’d share some of the essentials that you will always find on my desk.
For the most part I keep my desk quite tidy and organised, which I touched on in my Organisation Tips post, as I can’t concentrate when there is clutter but I will always have a small selection of items at hand to guide me through whatever it is i’m doing.
The most important thing is definitely my MacBook Pro and a pretty obvious one, as I wouldn’t really get much blogging done without this little baby. I’ve had this for a couple of years now, as I mainly got it for when I was at uni and I cannot fault it. As I did a design based coursed it was necessary but I also hands down prefer it to any Windows computer, it’s easier to use, the software is a lot more sleek and no viruses!
Next we have my iPhone 5, another piece of Apple divineness I wouldn’t be without. I keep it with me at all times as it’s so handy to respond to emails on but to also procrastinate with as I love scrolling through my Instagram feed or just having a cheeky look on Twitter. My case is the Cat Sims Feathers Case* (£9.99) from Iconemesis, which i’ve seen floating around on the blogosphere and i’ve always had my eye on it. I love the design as it’s completely different to any other case i’ve previously owned, and it’s of really good quality – cannot fault it in anyway.
Moving away from the technical objects and onto a recent love or even addiction – stationary! I recently got myself a diary in the attempt to organise myself a little more and so I could actually remember what i’d gotten up to each day of the week. I went for this beautiful Go Stationary Clover Leaf Diary (£8), which is the perfect size to fit in any bag as it’s A6 and so far i’m filling it up. I also picked up this cute Eco Geo Notebook from Paperchase during their sale and this again is A6. I’ve been using this for my blog post schedule, writing down all the blog posts that will be going up on the blog, so I can keep track and also note when they are written. Last of the note books, and this Emma Bridgewater Black Toast Notebook (£10) is one I just jot down anything in – post ideas, to do lists etc.
I also have a few miscellaneous items, usually a magazine or two and currently i’ve got this months ASOS Magazine that i’ve been flicking through. Also I love a good candle, keeps me relaxed and also maybe a cuppa!
What essentials do you keep on your desk?