Wednesday, 6 January 2010

My desk

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For some reason I appear to have an infatuation with taking photos at my desk. I guess it's because I spend quite a lot of time there - between writing essays and blogging. On my desk there is nearly always a mug (got to have a cup of tea to keep me going!). Occasionally there are cakes and treats. I always like candles on my desk to make my room seem super cosy when I watch DVDs or iPlayer from my bed. I've also become fond of using my wall above the desk as a make-shift notice board. I keep my calendars, family photos, post it notes, old ticket stubs and pretty photos on my wall. This has grown quite a bit in the past few months hmmm. Some say it's cluttered but I like it. I'm a cancerian so I am a hoarder, and a sentimental hoarder at that, so it comforts me in some way.

What's on your desk? Are you a hoarder or a minimalist?

55 comments:

  1. mm cake! :)

    My desk tends to be clear apart from the odd notepad. It's more of my bfs desk for doing his architecture work.

    Usually I use the laptop on the sofa or bed. x x

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  2. i'm a hoarder if i'm making something. but when i'm not, then i'm a minimalist :p

    i love that little golden mirror!! so pretty.

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  3. I am a tres messy hoarder at the desk though I am not happy that it is my usual habit! Your desk is lovely, and delicious!

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  4. such a pretty, girly desk :)

    Mine has my tv, laptop, some cacti, a pretty mini chest of drawers, and is always littered with empty teacups! x

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  5. I miss having a desk! Before I moved in with the Mr I had a space just like this, with pretty things stuck on the wall to inspire me and a vase of flowers by my side while I worked. We live in a 2 bed flat but the spare room has become a dumping ground. You've inspired me to sort it - come payday I'm gonna buy a desk and cover it in beautiful things!

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  6. I'm definitely a hoarder! My desk is very messy - yours looks lovely and tidy! x

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  7. I love the mirror! where is it from??

    your desk is so much tidier than mine with the computer screen, printer, tv, books, notepads, pens - argh it stresses me out just thinking about it!!

    x <3 x

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  8. Your desk is lovely!
    I'm definitely a hoarder, especially when it comes to my pin board/wall above my desk - full of so much stuff! X

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  9. oh i love to see other people's work stations too! personally i like a lot of clutter, pretty things to look at.

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  10. Your desk seems lovely, and I adore the floral wallpaper on your laptop :) I'm definitely a hoarder, I have quite a few collages on my walls that are just jumbled clusters of ticket stubs and random pretty things I've picked up.

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  11. your desk is heaven..but may i ask why you have 2008 calendars on your wall??

    i think im a minimalist, but i like the odd piece of interesting clutter :)

    looby xx

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  12. My wall is similarly cluttered. I love it.

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  13. This makes me what to cute up my desk a little bit. Im going shopping

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  14. definitely a minimalist but i like to keep little memos papers things etc as long as i know where everything is and im not distracted to do my work

    i also have candles on my desk to make it more like home since im away from college

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  15. I love that your computer's wallpaper actually looks like wallpaper. Where did you find that photo?

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  16. Your desk inspires me to clean mine up. Mine is all clutter. My personal touches are coffee cups, photos, and a stack of DVDs.

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  17. I've always been a terrible hoarder, but I'm moving tomorrow and will be making a new, much larger desk out of a door. I want to keep it lovely and spacious like yours! Especially since having such a mess has been keeping me from drawing...

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  18. What a pretty little desk! I love the mirror, it's so beautiful and having candles on your desk makes it really dreamy and romantic.

    My desk is only big enough for my pc, I'm afraid and has no room for any pretty things:P

    xx

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  19. I'm definitely a hoarder. Your desk looks quite cozy. Mine is always cluttered with piles of ongoing projects. But it's organized chaos...well, semi-organized anyway :)

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  20. We have the exact same laptop! :) My desk is an absolute mess, there's all sorts of papers and pens and c.ds piled up on it!

    By the way, I tagged you for a Happiness Award over on my blog! :) <3 Here's the post link, if you'd like to check it out:

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/2010/01/ten-things-that-make-me-happy.html

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  21. Your desk looks like a sweet, creative space.

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  22. clutter? THAT's clutter? No way, you should see my desk. Actually no, you'd have a heart attack. Mountains of crap everywhere. Literally. I love your last mug. penguin paperbacks with tea inside sounds like a winning combo to me.
    -indigo

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  23. oh man, I wish my desk was this clean and organized....and had chocolate on it too! :)

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  24. that mug is really cool! love it. xx

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  25. No matter how hard I try and be minimalist, my desk is always a tip!

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  26. i need a desk so incredibly much it is untrue! i hate laptop on lap writing. will definitely buy one this year! love yours, too cute! x

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  27. my desk is such a mess! there's usually old coffee spills, books, class notebooks, pens, etc. love your mirror btw!

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  28. I adore your wall! and your mirror, Y would say mine is minimalist, that from time to time, gets really cluttered. I have a mirror too, usually a book, and mugs with pens and pencils, my laptop sits on it once in a while, because I mostly use it in my living room.
    x

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  29. Your desk is so cute ♥ I don't really have a desk as I normally just write or type on my bed or on the floor, but I really want one! x

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  30. your desktop/background is so pretty! mine is sort of like it. that mirror is so gorgeous. i wish i had cakes and treats at my desk. perhaps i will make that happen.

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  31. Looks so beautiful! Is that a Cath Kidson desktop wallpaper I spy? ;)

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  32. I love the 2nd picture. The flowers are lovely.

    I actually never use my desk. I always just study in bed, so my desk accumulates lots of random stuff.

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  33. Im definately a minimalist but I love your desk, its really cute!

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  34. Oh I like your desk. Particularly your 1984 penguin classic mug. Nice. I am too an english lit grad and I have contemplated library management. What do you think of it?


    I, myself, am a hoarder. I don't even have a desk, I have a work table. Right now its piled high with things that need to put in their rightful places.

    Love your blog!
    Samantha

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  35. I wish my desk was as gorgeous as yours!!
    I adore it!

    Mine right now is hidden under a tonne of paper and mess!! xx

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  36. Oh, I am such a hoarder! My boyfriend even more so, our little flat is super cluttered but I love it like that. It doesn't count as 'mess' when it's interesting things, it just shows you are not a boring person! Your room is lovely.

    I don't have a desk at the moment, my dream is of having a great BIG one to put my sewing machine on, surrounded by loads of drawers for fabric and buttons and odds and ends, one day...

    xx

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  37. i wish i had a desk. i usually write my posts from my kitchen table, which is currently cluttered with the world ark magazine, fake candles, mail, and a record player. but above my table is my art wall, a collage of framed pieces that i am actually pretty proud of. i look to the wall for stability and order.

    lovely flowers, and photos of said desk and flowers.

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  38. I would ideally love to be a minimalist but in reality, my desk is a sad mess right now. i am in the process of overhauling it with new furniture and wall art, so i hope to be a minimalist soon.

    i love your mug!!

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  39. Oh my, your mug!!! That is the most genius design for a mug I have ever seen and I so totally want one. Where'd you get it??

    Ahem, now that that little freak out is over, I'll answer your question and say that I am definitely a messy hoarder. Not out of sentiment, however, but just out of sheer laziness to clean.

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  40. I love this kind of post! Ace mug. Also- I tagged you on my blog x

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  41. I'm currently am decorating my new desk. I want to make it a cute little place to be, just like your desk. You made it look so cozy and the added treat is so cute!

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  42. some say it is cluttered?! your desk looks beautiful and clean! mine is a nightmare. I clean it all the time but it is messy and cluttered by the end of the same day. I am defo a hoarder. i think i might have to post some photos of mine.

    love your mug XO

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  43. Pretty wallpaper! And I have my ornage penguin classics mug on the desk right next to me right now (but its full of pencils instead of tea!). Mine's Lady Chattery's Lover...

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  44. my desk is so mess. yours so neat :)

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  45. Oh cute! But how do you keep your desk soo neat?? I'm such a hoarder, it's impossible to actually work there.

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  46. Lovely blog!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  47. Your desk is adorable, I love the gold mirror and the floral wallpaper of your labtop ! I'm definitely a hoarder :)

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  48. I'm also always at my desk...unfortunately it's never as pretty as yours! Also just to let you know that there is a blog award waiting for you over at my blog (http://wrappedupwithstring.blogspot.com/) - love the blog! Sarah x

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  49. ohhh i never thought of having a print as a computer background, it's almost like a room accessory! love your mirror too, very disney princess, my desk is is a dumping ground for items too random to place anywhere else! xx

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  51. lovely blog! I'm a cancer too and definitely a hoarder, but not an organized one as you seem to be! :)


    xo,
    owl-wings.blogspot.com

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