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Prepare to space out

Kit: Tools for Clutter-Free Lifestyle

Winter is always a season for reflection, particularly when it comes to your personal space. An influx of family, gifts and food leave most wondering where it all went. Take advantage of the extended time indoors by reorganizing your living situation with these clutter killing solutions and remind yourself about just how good home can be.

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Elements: A Black, Friday

Stay home, avoid getting pepper-sprayed over a discounted 42-inch Panasonic, check out the best blacked-out gear on Black Friday.

Stirring Hearts and Glasses Alike

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Mixologist

A drink at their place rivals any experience you’ve had at a bar. Their reach for the top shelf is as quick as Mr. Eastwood's draw, at least when you’re around. Seize the rare opportunity to settle your tab this gifting season by arming the mixologist with more tools of the trade. And be sure your generous side prevails -- because in this case, re-gifting is always welcome.

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Today in Gear: October 31, 2014

Today in Gear: BMW reveals the new X5 M and X6 M, Talja woodcarving kits, turkey-skin footballs, affordable duffles and more.

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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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...

Bedstand Meets Bandstand

West Elm Parsons Audio End Table

One serious benefit of Apple’s decision to revamp only the guts of the new iPhone is that all of the iPhone 4 cases, accessories, and peripherals received an extended lease on life. West Elm’s new Parsons audio end table ($400) has an integrated dock for charging your precious iPhone or iPod and it’s apparently compatible...

Think of it Like the Prelude to Your Future 20,000 Bottle Cellar

West Elm Wine Bar

Aspiring wine connoisseurs short on space should make room for West Elm’s Wine Bar ($500). That’s because this nook worthy cabinet integrates a 12 bottle wine rack, and 2 compartments for wineglasses or serving tools into a 30″w x 18″d x 39.25″h package. It even features a removable serving tray should you need to bring...

Modern, Industrial, Wood

West Elm Sungkai Sawhorse Worktable

This is the West Elm Sungkai Sawhorse Worktable. We sought this product in response (somewhat) to our Gear Patrol faithful’s habit of keeping us faithfully aware that not every well-designed product, in this case a desk, commands three paychecks or forking over your 7 pounds. There exist quite a few beautifully designed desks out at...

The Perfect Secretary, No Interview Required

West Elm Bookcase Secretary

Part bookcase, part desk in disguise, this versatile unit should star in the next Micheal Bay film (although we’re not sure how it would look once a jet pack was installed). Seeing the case straddled by Meghan Fox would be another story. Great for small spaces or rooms pulling double duty for life and work,...

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...