When I was at Soho Art & Custom Framing covering their click track hanging system I spotted these terrific computer mice ($34.99) that would spice up any work station. Sure, they look gimmicky but they’re actually Swiss-made by Pat Says Now and are sold in 30 countries around the world.
My own personal must-have is one of these fab mouse pad and coaster combos designed to look like Persian rugs; the sets are $29.95 at Toronto’s Pulp (348 Danforth Avenue, 416.462.2818) or you can buy just the mouse rug alone for $24.95. Now, that’s style!
To round out this post I just had to make a trip to Neat (628 Queen Street West, 416.368.6328) where I knew I’d find the latest office organizers and accessories. What I wasn’t necessarily counting on was bargains — Neat’s got a couple of primo sales on right now . . .
Office organizers from France’s Semikolon are colourful, functional and normally a bit expensive. But Neat’s offering 25 per cent off all Semikolon products now until July 1. The store is also offering discounts of 10 – 40 per cent off Kartell seating and accessories; the Maui office chair below is marked down 40 per cent to $352. Store owner Andrew Livingston points out that Flor carpet tiles make stylish rolling pads ($13.95 – $25.95 each); the floating desk by LAX Series is $899, the trash bin from Japanese company Like It is $42 and the clear acrylic desktop organizers from Medix are $19.95 each.
The modular storage cubes, below left, are also from Like It; the rolling D3 and D2 containers are equipped with pull-out drawers, $36 and $42 each. The colourful waste bins from Cocoon tuck neatly alongside a desk leg and are $32.95 each.
And finally, I loved the colourful plastic fan ($69.95, available in green or red) and the spinning desk clock ($29.95), both from Lexon. Now that’s Neat!