How have you all been?
I have been binge-watching K-Dramas on Netflix and boy, is it addictive!😭 On my third drama now, Forecasting Love and Weather. Once you land yourself in the K-Drama or K-Pop land, there really is no going back. What’s your favorite Netflix show?
As a book lover, I have always looked for book-themed items, whether be it stationery or home décor items. Not to forget, that I do use a lot of props in my photos, for which I do need items that match the theme of the photos.
On my search to find some quirky, minimalistic and aesthetic items, I landed on Bigsmall.in and of course, I went on an online shopping spree!😂 Hope you all can also find something useful from these items that I am sharing today!
1. Table Lamp That Can Double As A Stationery Holder
Who wouldn’t love a pen stand that can also be used as a night lamp? I have been on the lookout for a cute pen holder that wouldn’t take up too much of my desk space and can also act as a table lamp at night. And, guess what? I finally found one that does exactly that!
I recently got myself this Trophy-shaped Desk Lamp and it’s so cute and aesthetic! Nothing beats white!
After using it for about 3-4 days, here are the pros and cons that I noticed:
- Round stand that doesn’t take too much of desk space.
- Lightweight yet sturdy, doesn’t topple over.
- USB power supply.
- Can be plugged in with a charger or computer.
- Warm yellow light.
- Can hold up to 10-15 stationery items including pens, pencils, bookmarks, etc.
- The USB cable is pretty long which allows the lamp to be set on the table while in use.
- With continued usage of over 8 hours, the body of the lamp heats up.
- The on/off slider on the stand sometimes get stuck.
2. Book Ends
As a book lover, I have always wanted to get a set of book ends to keep some books on my desk. But the ones on Amazon and other ecommerce platforms were pretty costly and I just kept pushing the purchase all these years.
But, I finally have it! Whoop!🤩 What’s even better is that it comes with two gramophone-shaped pen stands as well! Not only is this Vintage Gramophone Bookends a perfect gift but it is is multifunctional. Book stacking made easier while keeping all the stationery organized and your desk clutter-free!
- Good sturdy material.
- Made of Resin.
- Retro vibes.
- Polished smooth surface that won’t scratch the desk.
- Perfect gift item for bookworms and melomaniacs!
- Pretty Heavy.
- Have to be cautious while handling the product.
No matter how often we use Google Calendar, there’s just a different charm to having a wall or desk calendar. I love a good wall calendar that comes with illustrations or a quirky desk calendar. If it’s a wooden desk calendar, that’s even better! When it comes to stationery, I love products that are minimalistic and aesthetic.
Being in this “organizing” mood feels good really good! To complement everything that I have set up on my desk, I got myself this Minimalistic Table Calendar that adds to the minimalistic and aesthetic vibe that I was going for.
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4. File & Folder Organizer
Although I can be a messy person sometimes, I do like to keep my desk organized since it’s of compact size and I don’t like it when the desk is overly messy with books and files scattered everywhere. This cute lemon printed file keeper does the job very well.
I got myself two of these Lemon Printed File Organizer and from a price point, I am quite happy with the size of it.
- Made of Cardboard material.
- Lightweight but sturdy build.
- Holds up to 5 thick files or a mix of notebooks and books.
- Aesthetically pleasing when set up on the desk.
- Since it’s made of cardboard material, I wonder how long it will hold up.
5. Mobile Stand
Nothing beats a quirky mobile stand set on the desk. I did have a mobile stand but it was one of those metal stands that did the job but my mobile would often slide away from the sides. So, I wanted something that can hold on to it.
And, of course I finally have mobile holder that I wanted! I recently bought this Geek Astro Mobile Stand that comes in white color and goes really well with the minimalistic vibe that I am following for my desk setup. It is a bit on the pricier side but I decided to splurge a little with this item.
- Can be used for all sizes of mobile phones.
- Made of Polyresin.
- Lightweight yet Sturdy.
- Can be gifted to your loved ones.
- Acts as a tabletop showpiece.
- Need to be careful while handling so that the color doesn’t chip off.
- Cannot be placed on car dashboard.
- Does take up a lot of space on the desk.