Want It Wednesday

Being comfortable at your desk is important. It makes you work a little longer without realising. Chatting with your work best friend, the threat of your boss or manager 'checking in' actually can guilt you into being productive (even if it is in sporadic bursts) when you're in an office. 

The general buzz of productivity isn't the same when you are in your home office or working at the kitchen table. It's far too easy to put the laundry away or tidy up the house when you've no one 'checking in' or finding out what your research has amounted to. 

So creating a space you want to work in at home is important.
It should be comfortable and do everything it can to help you get your job done. Productivity is everything when the only thing driving your forward is you.

So creating a space that does this can often be a job in itself. There's a reason why 'Home Office Ideas' is one of the more popular searches on Pinterest

If like me, your desk moonlights as my dining table an easy way to achieve a dedicated work space is by using a desk pad.
That's why this week's Want It's Wednesday is this elegant leather desk pad from Pinetti

Nothing, short of a name plate makes you feel more like a BOSS.
The luxurious calfskin pad centres your thinking and puts you in the right frame of mind for working. It's large enough to set your laptop on, to use as a mouse pad and to hold a pen pot and a small in/out tray.

If you double duty (like I do) then this pad can easily be lifted and placed elsewhere once you've finished your full day of working.
It doesn't hurt that this the most beautiful home office accessory I have seen in years (The whole range is gorgeous) and Italian leather will last you a lifetime. 

So it will be ready when you are to upgrade from your kitchen table; joining the nameplate!

Want It Wednesday

If you are an avid reader of The Study Room Blog, you'll know we're in the business of making working, designing and freelancing a little easier for all of you entrepreneurs out there.
We're built for creatives; not just to making a safe space to share your concerns, business knowledge and productivity tools, but to share the little secrets that help you get through your day. So today, I am sharing one of mine with you as part of Want It Wednesday.

If you've read the guest blog we had done for Twenty Something Meltdown you'll know that we are all about productivity, list making and sharing the tips and tools to get this done stylishly and quickly making you want to complete your daily tasks with flair!

 
 

I could not have done this without my indispensable Pentel Sign Pen. This is the best fine-liner. Hands down.
 
I have used this pen for years, it lasts forever, is incredibly robust and gets the job done. 

Long before The Study Room came into being; I found it was the best pen to use when sketching product ideas; it's sharp fibre tipped nip allowed for clean, none blurry lines that could be digitised easily (an absolute wonder and necessity when designing collection after collection during university) The ink doesn't bleed onto other pages, and can give you a strong line and a distinctive brushstroke with little effort. 

Simply put, this baby is a godsend. 

Dubbed "The original fibre-tipped pen" this has been in use since the early 60s and made famous by President Lyndon.
It even went into space (before the fisher space pen may I add) so you can see that this is the stationery supply to end all stationery supplies. 

In my day to day life I use this for everything from labelling the ever growing lists in my office filing system to sending off all of The Study Room's orders with that extra bit of care and attention. It dries quickly, so you don't need to worry about smudging when writing a long list (or an address)

Cursive handwriting looks that little bit cleaner (or in my case legible) so you've no need for the magnifying glass when referring to older documents. It's just a dream!

Graphic Designers, illustrators & Organisers. You need this pen in your life; it'll change it, for the better as a long time user I promise you! 

You can get the sign pen direct from The Study Room. If you haven't already made the change, now is the time! 

Buy here

Want It Wednesday

Marking and note taking isn't always fun.
Scrutinising a huge legal document, making notes and crossing off to do lists all of these require a strong resolve, with an even stronger highlighter. 


This dual highlighter from stationery behemoth Muji makes a long night of proof reading a little easier. 

These highlighters are a joy to use, really light, well balanced and come in five different colours. A perfect excuse to become the stickler for organisation you've always wanted to be.

These highlights are extra special, the wider nib comes equipped with a window, so you can see exactly where you are highlighting, eliminating the dreaded wonky highlighter line. 
The fine point nib is perfect for margin notes so you genuinely cannot go wrong.

Get them here now, and be the organisation guru you've always wanted to be.