I'm a huge fan of desk accessories, anything that can turn my workspace into a wonderland of utility and inspiration makes me so happy. Although you might have already guessed that by the name of my blog.
My problem is that I get very bored of basic desk accessories that have one sole purpose of being a storage solution. Usually made from a cheap material and have no character to them what so ever. They do nothing for me, I want something that is not only going to be beneficial to my productivity but also be a beautifully designed piece.
I was first introduced to well designed desk accessories by Mike Dudek when he sent me one of his 'Display' wooden block pen stands (review here). Ever since I've been using that to display my fountain pens I now realise that having inspiring objects with great design is the perfect addition to any creative space.
The creators of Word. Notebooks have designed a machined desk accessory called 'The Writer's Block'. It combines utility with design in an awesome way. Available in 3 materials (brass, stainless steel & black steel) it has a hole to stand a pen and a groove which can be used in many different ways. From holding notebooks to business cards to a wide range of tech, it's a versatile little block! You could use it to store your Word. Notebooks and keep your desk clutter to a minimum or use it as a stand for an iPad to watch videos/movies while you work. On the Kickstarter page there is a variety of examples on how it can be used as well as the blocks full dimensions so you can get a idea of the things you could use it for.
This campaign is doing incredibly well so far, the goal was met within 5 days of it being created. All of the early-bird pledges have been taken up but not to worry there is still plenty of time before this campaign ends and to secure your own 'Writer's Block' still at a heavily discounted price.
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I have pledged for a stainless steel block, I love the 'raw' look of that material. Although all 3 materials look fantastic. I'm so excited to see how this project goes and even more excited to receive my block. Of course when it does arrive (expected shipping Dec 2014) I will be featuring a full review and giving my thoughts.
For full pricing information and details on how you can back this project head over to the Kickstarter campaign page.
Thanks for reading!