to think of a new year as a tabula rasa, or blank slate. Itís
the time to start afresh and attack goals with renewed fervor.
("I will write that novel!" "I will find a new
job!" "I will get my finances in order!" etc.)
Actually following through on those resolutions? Thatís much
easier if youíre organized, which is why we prefer a
workspace that is something of a blank slate, too.
Design ó a Phoenix, Ariz.-based company that specializes in
simple, sleek organizational tools for the office ó makes a
product called Cliff that takes you one step closer to a clean
and uncluttered desk. An elevated computer display made of
powder-coated steel, Cliff raises your monitor to a more
ergonomic position (so no more perching it on a random pile of
books). Plus, it aligns well with a laptop so users can work
off two screens, if necessary.
has two sliding drawers, enabling you to stow away assorted
office supplies when youíre not using them, and various
openings that are designed to conceal those unsightly cords
and power cables. The product currently comes in black, white
red or sea foam and is available for $75 at hecklerdesign.com.
Whether or not you sit down at your newly organized desk to
get to work on that novel? Thatís up to you.