01 May 2017

My Work Desk Tour

A work desk tour has been on my agenda to post about for quite a while and now that I'm finally satisfied with the current state of my desk I will take you through a general overview of it all.

I wouldn't call myself a minimalist at the least, though I love the concept of it and try to live as much of a minimalistic life as possible. I like to think of my style as a more curated style, where I have a decent amount of belongings I love and use daily as I am more selective with everything I buy nowadays. The same thing goes with my work desk, everything that is on there I use often and has a purpose.

I wanted to find a desk that suited my style and needs to store everything properly where I could have it all accessible. I love the style of my desk and I couldn't have found an even better style that I adore. This is a Scandinavian style desk called Willow, with a duo-tone of wood and white exterior. It has one large drawer which separates into two sections — this is one of my favourite features, along with a back section that has a compartment which flips up to store any power cords.

You can view more photos of my desk I posted on my Instagram and the many different states it has been in since I bought this desk in March 2016 — 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
To give my office space a little more of a personal touch, I like to have my favourite photos, art and quotes displayed on this matte black wire memo board and in frames around my desk.

I honestly cannot remember the last time I had my photos developed at a photo centre. It's always been such a heartfelt feeling having a photo to physically hold and look at, especially flicking through a photo album or even seeing it hung around your home. These days technology has come so far that photography is all in digital form and hardly anyone prints photos anymore.

I use to use my old Polaroid camera and my vintage analog film camera (during my university days I attended a Photo Work/Media course for my Journalism degree and I remember being in the darkroom developing negatives and what a great experience it was) for quite a few years ago where each photo captured you would never know how it would turn out until it was developed. That is what I love most about film photography. I only stopped using it because the Polaroid film for mine wasn't available anymore and I didn't have as much access to film photography after I finished my course. The Instax cameras are more readily available these days but I am yet to invest in one, for now I am quite happy having my photos printed from services such as *Printiki.

The thing that I found most intriguing with Printiki's service is not only is it a fast and convenient way to get your photos printed in a variety of styles (retro style is my favourite, of course) but, you can scan any old photographs you already own or any photos you have taken directly from your phone or camera and have them all printed all from the comfort of your home. Even though I love the way analog photography works and leaves you with a surprise at how your photos will turn out, it is also nice to be able to recreate those sentimental photos you already cherish and have them printed as many times as you want.

When Printtiki contacted me back in late February to collaborate with their services I couldn't pass this opportunity because it had come at a perfect time when I wanted to start creating my own personal photo album and get photos printed. It took me quite some time to gather some important photos and to make sure I was happy with each one I had chosen to get printed as it meant a lot to me.

When I ordered my photos and it arrived in the mail I was absolutely stoked at the results and even my family was in awe over how beautiful they turned out. My Mum was especially thrilled to see I had chosen to get an old family photo of her family printed (it's the black and white family photograph of my Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles with my Mum) and of course baby photos of my boyfriend and I (hanging on the black wire memo board). I've always wanted to have these photographs to keep for myself and to be able to have a copy of my own makes me feel so complete. I even wrote captions under a few of the photos I had printed to document the date and location in order to look back one day and reminisce those moments.

I teamed up with the great folks at Printiki to bring a special discount code for my readers, as I want to share this special experience with those who would also like to have their photos printed.
The discount code is for free economy shipping worldwide on print orders, valid from 1st to the 6th of May 2017
Use the Printiki code: amourjnfr at checkout.
I have these Muji acrylic drawers where I keep a lot of different stationery that I reach for the most — you can see I have an endless supply of my favourite Muji pens in 0.38, 0.5 and 0.7.  
The desk drawer separates into two sections and is quite a decent size. I find this table would also make a great makeup vanity if you wanted to use it for that too. It is so spacious and I like to use a few containers to divide and store each product. 
T—B  Section 1 and Section 2 of desk drawers.
The first section is half the size of the second section which doubles in size so it is perfect to store larger items such as note books. Each section is quite miscellaneous, I have items kept in each section from my hard drive, tech gear, cords, calligraphy equipment, stationery, books, letter sets and candle equipment, etc.
Aside from beauty, you can say I have a slight obsession with stationery, I always have and always will —I can spend hours in each stationery aisle at the shops, it's like my heaven. When our home is ready I can't wait to have a room dedicated for my own office. I envision to decorate it and have this desk displayed with more space. I'm sure this layout will change again in no time, I have a thing with my room and each section where I am forever switching it up. This is my happy place, right after my vanity — which I hope to also do a post on in the near future, I know so many of you have requested this for so long so I will try to get a post up soon.

I hope you enjoyed this overview of my desk tour and let me know if you decide to get any of your photos printed through Printiki, I would love to see your prints, too!

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