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Today in Gear: February 17, 2014

Today in gear, we discuss Nokia’s latest flagship for Verizon, new American made overnighters, a minimalist desk with an expandable work area and more.

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Get to Work

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house — it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.

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Know Thyshelf

West Elm Design Workshop Modular Storage System

The West Elm Design Workshop Modular Wall Storage System ($80-$900) is a customizable craftsman solution to that mess you call a bonus room. Made in the U.S.A. using blackened steel and lime-finished solid oak, each component in this do-it-yourselfer instills a high-grade industrial aesthetic to any living space — and brings a mighty reckoning to…

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Retro Bureau

Designed and crafted by ze Germans using aluminum and steel, the Retro Bureau by Wharfside ($4,500+) is a small office solution for OCD neat freaks and hue-happy hipsters alike. Inspired by the colorful and innovative designs of the last century, Retro’s made-to-order creation has the look and feel of a Cupertino-commissioned clamshell and comes in…

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Out of sight, out of mind

Torino Desk Table

Ah, the messy desk. It’s the stuff OCD nightmares are made of, single-handily ruining even the best interior designer’s work with one stray pen. You can continue to kid yourself about getting more organized, or simply swap in the Torino Desk Table ($500) by CB2 and hide your disheveled ways with ease. The lacquered white…

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The best kind of upper management

TLD Desk

Outside of your bed, couch and maybe the john, too, there’s a good chance that most of your time at home is spent at a desk. The trouble is, it’s extremely difficult to find a dependable and good-looking work station at a reasonable price. Those items sold at big box retailers that eventually become a…

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Save yourself some pain in the ass

Focal Locus Workstation

Henry David Thoreau, in his famous work Walking, writes that when he thinks of those who work indoors all day sitting, “as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon… they deserve some credit for not having committed suicide long ago.” Thoreau’s words don’t bode well for cubicle-dwellers…

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Indulging your work addiction

Crate & Barrel Reese Tobacco Compact Office

Nobody wants to bring work home, unless of course, you’re one of the fortunate souls earning doubloons as model photographer, single malt critic, or Jennifer Aniston’s brassiere fitter. But when it just can’t be helped Crate & Barrel’s Reese Tobacco Compact Office ($480) offers a minimalist solution that trumps working on the kitchen table. Most…

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Coolbical

Magazin Secretary Flatmate

The Magazin Secretary Flatmate has all of the qualities we expect from great German design. It’s sleek, functional and backhands your wallet with authority. Fully expanded, the modern secretary provides a 28 x 16.5-inch work space, capable of easily accommodating a 17-inch laptop, along with other peripheral gadgets like an iPad on the included powder…

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Office Gym

The Origin Workstation by Mirato

The Origin Workstation ($4,160) is the kind of office furniture you’d expect to find in the shiny new digs of a silicon valley startup. Weighing in at 250 pounds a pop, each piece is made from reclaimed gym flooring that showcases the original sport lines and features eight below surface storage shelves for organizing office…

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Mobile Office

Bugatti Grand Prix Desk by Luzzo Bespoke

The Bugatti Grand Prix Desk by Luzzo Bespoke brings the the driving commute all the way into your office. Birthed from over 3000 hours of CAD, the desk is meticulously crafted to reflect Bugatti’s heritage by the UK interior design firm. The design neatly adopts a larger version of the Winfield carburetor synchronization quadrants from…

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Go Go Gadget Desk

Geek Desk Adjustable Height Desk

Naming your product Geek Desk ($800) is a good way to dissuade impulse buying from the image-conscious. If you can get past that though, this utilitarian desk is pretty nifty. Its surface area measures 78.75 inches wide by 31.5 inches deep, providing plenty of room for even the messiest of workaholics. Thanks to an integrated…

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Work on the Gold Cost, Literally

J. Rusten California Desk

American patriotism is great, don’t get me wrong, but to those from the golden state, California pride is first and foremost. The California Desk ($4,900) from J. Rusten Furniture Studio is far more sophisticated than hoisting a grizzly bear flag at the office. Not only is it made from a beautiful “curly-grain” Claro Walnut wood,…

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Pop Goes Your Office

IKEA Vika Viene Table Top

There’s a reason people submit to the torture test that is building IKEA particle board furniture — and it has nothing to do with Swedish meatballs. Instead it’s the schnazzy and clever design factor the company consistently provides for a rock bottom price. The Vika Viene Table Top ($99) is just another example of this…

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Get More Desk in Less Space

Offi Trundle Desk

As men bound to our computers and desks when we’re not out reviewing gear, we’re constantly on the prowl for desk solutions that meet both our design and function requirements. Our latest find is the clean yet sophisticated trundle desk from Offi. Sporting a hidden second surface that expands out to double the desk’s already…

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The Fixation | Mark Albrecht Desk

Few things hit strike my inner nerves harder than Industrial Design: purposeful, task oriented, functional. This week’s fixation comes from Long Island City, New York based designer (literally, they’re a mile away from our offices) Mark Albrecht who’s fashioned together an achingly gorgeous desk, with an aching price to match. Fashioned in your choice of…

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HermanMiller Sense

Another Reason Why We Love HermanMiller According to über design firm HermanMiller, the ethos behind the Sense desk is that you need a desk that makes it easier to mirror the changes you encounter every day in work life. Sounds reasonable. What I can say is that the Sense is an innovative desk with gorgeous…

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SMC Furnishings SBW Desk

Befitting Of Your Holy Books, Penguin Classics and Even Bills A man needs an appropriate place to work, surf, meditate, contemplate or just read Emerson. It goes right up there with an appropriately manly armchair, coat, car, shaving products and power tools. Amongst others. (See a website called Gear Patrol for further reference). Reclaimed pine…

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Pottery Barn Aviation Desk

We love a good desk. For this writer, the Aviation Desk from Pottery Barn fits the bill. It has substantiality written all over it. Thick pine is hand finished with multiple coats of Pottery Barn’s vintage honey finish. A wide work surface sits on modified trestle legs and has a lower tier shelf for your…

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Archimede Laptop Caddy

Personally, we’re not one for laptop stands or caddys – prefering our desks over stands, but when we came across the Archimeded Laptop Caddy on productdose, we thought it worth a post for those of you who’s space comes at a premium (read: residents of New York City, et al). The Archimeded Laptop Caddy can…

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Jay Desk + Hutch

For those of you who don’t know the works of West Elm you need to take a moment and subscribe to their catalog. The Jay Desk with integrated hutch is a small-space dream come true. It’s roll out extension will double the amount of space you have to work and disappear in an instant saving…