Bring a touch of class to your workplace with these geeky decorations
By Fleur Clarke
Posted on April 8, 2015 in Fun Stuff with tags Life in Publishing
As you may have gathered from the glamorous pictures of cardboard boxes on our Twitter, we’re moving offices. Hachette is upping sticks and relocating to a swanky new set up by the river. While the dodo is one classy bird, she also likes everyday objects shaped like dinosaurs. So here are a few office decorations we have our eye on.
Store business cards with a magnetic Dune sand worm
Nothing says business like a magnetic sand worm, and this here is the perfect way to keep your business card in place (full disclosure: we’d probably just put weird postcards on it). If you think it’s a bit understated, you can also get it in pink!
Handle staples like an apex predator
Just when those loose pieces of paper thought they were safe to go floating around the office, along came a stapler shaped like shark. And just in case removing staples wasn’t bad ass enough, you could be doing it using a tyrannosaurus rex skull. Admittedly it is $78 but you can’t put a price on feeling like a total hard ass while you go about your daily office chores.
Add a touch of greenery and a whole lot of geekery
Day of the Triffids type situations not included, having a plant at your desk is a great way to brighten up the space and trick yourself into feeling like your outside when in fact you haven’t seen the sun in a week.
What better way to celebrate the brontosaurus’s return to the dinosaur fold than by sticking a plant in it? But, if you’d prefer something a bit more heavy duty these repuposed motorcyle carburettors look straight out of a post-apocalyptic blockbuster.
Open letters in style
Keep your books upright with a pair of fancy book ends
I’ve always dreamed of living in some kind of old, ruinous gothic mansion/church/crypt (dashing vampire including, please), and I feel like these scroll book ends are a step in the right direction. We have quite a lot of books in the office, so we might need the dragon ones as well. Just to be safe.
Stick pictures of your loved ones on the wall
It’s always nice to have pictures of your nearest and dearest around the place, and these Buffy posters are pretty great.
And finally, store everything in one magnificent zombie head (warning: this has a tragic back story)
This has been discontinued, which is the only way we can account for every desk in Hodder & Stoughton not having one already because it’s such a space saver. And classy too.
Have anything cool keeping your letters/paperclips/sense of geekery safe in your workplace? Show it off in the comments!