Get ready for an unexpected journey from the average workplace, to a place you want to spend time. We will list ten details that will make your workplace feel more homely.
Text: Mikael Vallin
ILLUSTRATION: Sofie Paulsson
Does your work life sometimes feel like your days are a matrix repetition of yesterday, like a kind of conforming and remaining in the flock, or maybe your days are an injection of new ideas and an explosion of energy? No matter which situation you find yourself in, or prefer, your workplace which reflects who you are can always benefit you in one way or another. Perhaps you would like to relive a memory through a family photo in a fine frame, or maybe you would rather have more subtle reminders of memories? If your own inspiration is running low, here are ten brilliant examples of details that will definitely make your workplace more homely.
Few things are tied to the feeling of who you really are, and the feeling of “home” like a personal pen. At Montblanc
they don’t say “pen”, but rather “writing instrument”. Such as instruments you use for precision operations, where you want a secure outcome: Success. Use a real writing instrument and grow into the feeling.
Regardless of whether you own a Riva Aquarama, or if it’s still under construction within your mind, then this reduced-size scale model of this classic boat will enrich your workplace. The best way to achieve success, and seemingly achievable possessions is to own them in your thoughts, long before you have it moored next to the pier. This is a step on the journey.
The chessboard may have received a bit of a boost after the 2020 TV series The Queen's Gambit, but is nonetheless a historical and cultural gaming classic. The board is not only beautiful to look at; it's also challenging to play, fun to win and not least an elegant decoration detail in the office that says something about your personality.
Here comes the picture frame, which holds golden memories, frozen in time. And surely the very best moments in life are worth being placed into a picture frame, to remember for life.
Do you not have a picture to put in your frame? If you haven’t reached the stars yet, you can always get inspiration to reach them through a picture of David Bowie. Style based inspiration as well as an icon and a guiding star for many of us.
We all know how good it is to drink water, until we hysterically have to run to the toilet in the middle the board meeting. Balance your caffeine intake with a stylish water decanter, reminiscent of the marble-clad skyscrapers in Dallas (for those of us who remember Larry Hagman's violent eyebrows and continuous use of drinks from similar decanters.)
This polished brass watering can, designed in a minimalistic, luxury design by Ilse Crawford. You can keep the plants you have around the office alive with the help of the watering can.
With dry hands, you can unknowingly stop the opportunity and create a greater devastation than the sinking of Exxon Valdez. Keep your hands moist with a good and effective hand lotion, even at work, for your own sake, as well as for those who may have pointed out that you should do so.
Do you wear blazers, suits, or other garments made from cloth, it is a good idea to keep them free from your Spaniels hair, or your lunch partner. With this beautiful brush from Kent Brushes
laying on your desk, you will not just show a cultural and stylistic education, you also get a functional accessory that looks good.