Monday, June 1, 2009


Workedy workedy work. It's Monday. It's cold. And it's a chain-myself-to-the-desk kind of week. So I choose the gorgeous desk from the new range by Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer.

images via Maarten De Ceulaer

The desk I am chained to at present is the neat little M2 by Bulo. An interesting and little-known feature of this unique piece of furniture is that it appears to be designed for left-handed people.

Unfortunately I am not left-handed.

Have a look at the picture below. Imagine sitting at this desk, tower in the elegant unit to your left, chair and monitor aligned right, mousepad and mouse on the floor to the far right... You see the problem.

It is modular however so you can change the orientation of the components. Sort of. You can have the tower unit to the back of your workspace and not be able to access your useful unit compartments, usb ports or cd drive. Or you can assemble it so that the unit is to your right and just wear the fact that the door swings in the wrong direction.

I decided on the last option after having my knight-in-shining-armor brother assemble, trial, dismantle and reassemble all options. Without written instructions. What a trouper!

The M2. Ned would love it.
image via Bulo website


  1. Oooh I want a suitcase desk!!

  2. Love the reference to the simpsons!
    Is your brother that patient?
    Love the blog x

  3. You wouldn't believe it but when the mood strikes he is the master of focus, patience and clarity. That said, he is also more likely to be making the bomb than defusing it...