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Entries about filing

May 1, 2007

Trig: Designer filing cabinet for cheap

For the past year, I’ve searched for an affordable, good-looking filing cabinet for my home office. Unfortunately, “cheap” and “designer” don’t often mix these days. I had two choices. Get a cheap beige metal box from Office Depot or spend a whole paycheck on a chic filing cabinet from Vitra, Steelcase, or DWR. I had […]

Jan 15, 2007

Where to find office supplies for 11×17 tabloid paper

For designers, size matters. And that size is the 11×17 paper format. Tabloid size paper is vital for printing large design comps, diagrams, and charts, but it’s a pain to file and organize. In a quest to organize the piles of tabloid size papers at work, I recently stumbled upon the aptly named 11×17.com. While […]

Sep 6, 2006

The perfect bed for Getting Things Done

Itching to join the cult of productivity but can’t find the space for filing cabinets in your tiny apartment? You might want to check out the apartment Tobias Wong lived in from 1998 to 2003. Being an ever clever designer and artist, Tobias combined the spacial constraints of New York living and a desire for […]

Aug 21, 2006

10 tips for keeping your desk clean and tidy

A messy desk is a sign of creativity and imagination. This is the excuse I gave myself for the mountain of papers, knickknacks, and San Pellegrino bottles normally piled on my desk at work. Truth is, I’m just lazy. When I started wasting more and more time looking for lost items instead of being a […]