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What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby yo » April 12th, 2018, 1:06 pm

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What favorite objects do you keep on your desk? Any favorite vintage object or toy?

My most recent add is this Audi Avus Matchbox I picked up at a thrift store in Portland.
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Postby iab » April 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm


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Today I am looking at:

X-Acto
Skinny Sharpie
Fat Sharpie
Ballpoint pen (good documentation practices for the quality system)
Sunglasses
Glasses
Espresso cup & saucer
Coaster
Powered toothbrush model and extra parts
Jump drive
A penny
Diet Mountain Dew bottle, empty

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Postby iab » April 12th, 2018, 1:17 pm


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Forgot ....

Self-healing cutting mat

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Postby AVClub » April 12th, 2018, 3:58 pm


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-Frank Lloyd Wright challenge coin
-Cintiq Pen in holder
-Water Bottle
-Stapler
-Bic Ballpoint
-Sharpies (ultra fine and standard)
-Sticky Notes
-3"x3" Zintra acoustic panel sample I got at NeoCon a couple years ago
-Table Lamp
-Prototype

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby WSMI » April 13th, 2018, 11:22 am


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Most recent favorite item:
Mini Pokemon in a suit figure, purchased on this year's winter vaca to Japan.

For vintage:
Before bring it back home, for a few years I had a wood Starship Enterprise toy that my father made for me in his basement shop. It's a beautiful, simple, version of the ship.
I'm considering making a wood one (one of the new versions of the ship) for him, but with the twist of making it on one of the cnc machine I have access to.

Besides that my desk is surrounded by stuff related to, mostly past, exhibit/interactives I've designed, graphics of various sorts and personal team/department related stuff.

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby yo » April 13th, 2018, 11:57 am

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oh wow, the dad made starship enterprise sounds like a treasure. Can you post a pic?

A few things bopping around my desk. The white organic blobby thing is a porcelain cast of a circus peanut :-)

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Postby Mehaffey » April 16th, 2018, 12:03 pm


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On my worksurface, only Cintiq, pen/holder, and laptop/dock. On my credenza: books; SLS of a guest chair that launched 2 years ago and table series that launched this year; gator SLA for 20+ years and can't remember the modelmaking firm that gave it to me; Hon light fixture. All those personal items are against policy because our office building is a working showroom with customer tours :o
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Speaking about Japan-stuff, I recently got this Totoro mug with integrated felt bottom and silicone lid, it's fantastic!

https://www.amazon.com/Totoro-Silicone- ... B00UAAGI7E
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Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby WSMI » April 16th, 2018, 4:06 pm


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Here's a pic of the Enterprise. With my father's 'design practicality' , he made it so it would sit balanced on the secondary hull
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The same way the Supermarine seaplane toy he made has over-sized pontoons so it would float well in water.

To the left of my desk is my nod to "Edge of Tomorrow"
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Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby yo » April 16th, 2018, 5:49 pm

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That little Enterprise is awesome. What a cool keepsake.

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby AVClub » April 17th, 2018, 7:53 am


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Mehaffey wrote:On my worksurface, only Cintiq, pen/holder, and laptop/dock. On my credenza: books; SLS of a guest chair that launched 2 years ago and table series that launched this year; gator SLA for 20+ years and can't remember the modelmaking firm that gave it to me; Hon light fixture. All those personal items are against policy because our office building is a working showroom with customer tours :o


I think the next logical step is a "1500 chairs" book!

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby amunta » April 17th, 2018, 2:37 pm


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I've been eyeing the Eames House Bird for a while. Just found out they have the 3D model available on Vitra's website, I guess a 3D print will have to do until I make the $250 plunge. A decoy for a decoy, if you will! :lol:

A link to the 3D file if anyone wants to do the same: https://www.vitra.com/en-us/living/prod ... house-bird (click CAD data)

Also wonder why they have the 3D data available for free?

Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby Mehaffey » April 18th, 2018, 9:58 am


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amunta wrote: Also wonder why they have the 3D data available for free?


Nearly all contract office furniture companies have 3D data for the interior designers to use in their specifying/layouts. Steelcase, HM, Haworth, HON all have them for most of their products. Low res Sketchup, Revit, or Autocad usually.

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Postby KenoLeon » April 18th, 2018, 8:00 pm

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An astronaut, a little plant, a mannequin.

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And a ton of other crap that accumulates until I finally loose it and sort it all out, usually once per week.

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There's a lego Farnsworth house under some paperwork I really need to find the time to play with, it's been there since last xmas. :(
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Re: What objects do you keep on your desk?

Postby AndyMc » April 19th, 2018, 4:46 am

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On my desk I have nothing particularly special.

On the wall in front of my desk I have a world scratch map, which is probably my favourite 'near my desk' item, a GFDA poster and a bunch of printed off quotes that I think are motivational.

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