This is the first object G & I collaborated on - me on concept and design, G on design and production. It’s our baby and we’ve named it Shelfie. The unit was made from reclaimed black walnut and then waxed. That’s basically it! We didn’t want any unsightly metal brackets distracting from the beauty of the raw wood, so G used this method of having the two shelves joined together vertically, which provides a place to fasten it to the wall so it can hold itself up by its damn self. The piece was intended to go over one of our desks to store office products in easy reach, like stationary, printer paper, my epic postcard collection, mailing supplies, heartwarming tchotchkes, etc. In the photos above, the only thing on the shelf is a metallic silver multifaceted vessel that G made. He’s so incredibly skilled at making beautiful things, and I’m such a lucky gal.
So last week, we went on a (slightly tipsy*) sweep at The Container Store where we snagged like, half the pieces from the Stockholm office collection in solid black. Stay tuned over the next week or so - I’ll be posting photos of the finished results - we spent the weekend on a dizzying organization spree and tightened up our home office game by many notches.
*SPECIAL BONUS PRO TIP: We’ve determined that the best way for us to handle shopping at big box retailers like The Container Store or Bed Bath and Beyond (shoot, even Trader Joes one time) is to steel ourselves with a strong and/or fancy cocktail in advance. It makes the experience way more enjoyable. We also got a 10% discount at the register because the checkout girl thought we were hilarious. And then we cabbed* it back home with our spoils. *SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY: This tip only applicable to non-driving readers. Because down with drinking and driving, up with drinking and shopping for practical and attractive storage solutions.