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Kinesit Task Chair
Furniture company Arper's first office chair Kinesit is a beautiful experiment in airy sleekness. Distinguishing itself from the traditional bulky computer chair, this ultra-comfortable design (made to order in Italy) is streamlined—even the levers...
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Colorful Office Additions
Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn't enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you're saving up for that...
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Ode Lamp
In classic Herman Miller style, the Ode Lamp (available in desk or floor sizes and colors) is minimalism and function executed to perfection. The sophisticated lamp is a little space-age—you even turn it off by touching the stem—but also delightfully...
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Two New Flexible Standing Desk Options
If you've made a New Year's Resolution to get up and be active more often, switching to a standing desk makes for a reasonable action item. As it turns out, standing up all day in the office doesn't work for everyone, so it's wise to find a flexible...
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Psychic Stone (Nature)
For those who like a little mysticism or spirituality in their homes, LA-based artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III (both of fine art collective FriendsWithYou) conjure every Psychic Stone with a custom spell. The amulet (or desk accessory...
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The Roost 2.0 Laptop Stand
After constant hunching and slouching in front of a laptop forced James Olander to visit the doctor, the former engineer decided to build his own laptop stand. But instead of quickly hacking together a rough makeshift, he spent months over-engineering...
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1970s Desk Calendar
London-based Present & Correct, purveyors of new and old office items, have sourced a unique vintage desk calendar from the '70s that's reminiscent of friendly flip clocks. This one can be used year after year (no batteries required, as it's a hand...
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The Pen
Made in England, this sleek pen is for those who like to take phone messages and make doodles in serious style. Machined from a solid piece of lead-free brass and hand-plated in rose gold, it's a truly sophisticated gift for luxury enthusiasts of all...
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Feminist With a To-Do List Pencil
Whether writing a grocery list, an essay dissecting Simone de Beauvoir's theories, your brilliant memoir or anything in between, these "Feminist With a To-Do List" pencils will keep you motivated. The Number 2 graphite pencils are also perfect for...
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Itz'ana Home Collection
Though Itz’ana Resort & Residences, located in Placencia, Belize, doesn't officially open until winter of 2016, there's a way to experience a taste—without having to purchase one of their private beachfront villas. The interiors were designed by...
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Artifox's Hardwood Standing Desks
While St. Louis, Missouri's Artifox design studio notes that they've drawn inspiration for their standing desks from traditional writing desks, there's definitely more to these than that. Their new Maple Standing Desk 01 and Walnut Standing Desk...
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Universal Headphone Stand
Take a quick glance at your desk and chances are your headphones are tossed on a pile of papers or books. To add some order to the office or studio space, tech accessories design studio Bluelounge has created a dedicated spot to hang your much-loved...
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Three Ergonomic Desk Additions
It's no secret that prolonged periods of sitting isn't good for one's health. Hammering away at a keyboard for hours on end is a new phenomenon in the scope of human evolution, and research shows our bodies aren't made for the sedentary life. Heightened...
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Varsity Fountain Pen 3 Pack
When a refillable fountain pen isn't practical we rely on these affordable disposable fountain pens. A staple at CH HQ, they're available in a range of colors (including CH green).
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Botanical Paperweight
Perfectly preserved, this handsome paperweight captures the graceful structure and magical whimsy of a dandelion, one of nature's most useful flowers.
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Bose SoundTrue Headphones
We've tried countless pairs of headphones over the past 11 years at Cool Hunting, and some have stood out for impeccable audio quality, while others were more packable or comfortable on the ear. Headphones are, for most people, an essential part...
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Free Stand
Conceived by industrial designer Stephan Copeland for Coalesse—a company known for its ability to reinvent classic office furnishings—the Free Stand is a foldable, portable, height-adjustable desk that can be easily snapped into position no matter...
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Vide Poche
Australian multidisciplinary designer Henry Wilson's Vide Poche is a perfectly-sized tabletop organizer for your day-to-day detritus. Sand-casted in either aluminum or bronze, the tray's sloping silhouette is reminiscent of an industrial shovel...
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Pamphlet Notebook
Artists, heed legendary American realist portraitist John Singer Sargent's fine advice: "You can never do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh." And what better instrument to get those creative juices a-flowin' than this...
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Cork Desk Organizer
That classic cork bulletin board hanging above your desk has a new friend. The Slice Cork Desk Organizer is from Discipline, an Italian design house committed to sustainably producing essential products constructed from self-regenerating materials...
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Nimbus Smart Dashboard
For those friends who are constantly glued to their phones to stay on top of the info that matters most to them, Nimbus Smart Dashboard comes to the rescue. The digital dashboard tracks and displays up to four quantifiable categories in real-time...
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Bureau Subduction at Paris Design Week
At this year's Paris Design Week, CH hit now! Le Off at The Docks to catch an intriguing collection of creative furniture and decor. One of this year's standouts was a thoughtfully crafted desk by designer Paul Venaille. Suitably named, the Bureau...
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The Black Desk by Sigurd Larsen
By Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi The sleekly minimal Black Desk is the latest offering from Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen. The pared-down aesthetic of the Black Desk is a far cry from Larsen's multifarious labyrinth of the Shrine. However...
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