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Get rid of the clutter and elevate your working environment.

Writer  Lily Keh

Hunkered down in our bunkers, staring compulsively at our screens, self-isolated and anxious … It’s just another day working from home. While we can’t change the restrictions on our lives or the dangers of the outside world, we can change the way we live within the walls of our home. We can make our home offices pleasant spaces for productivity rather than stressful reminders of work left unfinished. We can learn a lot from the rituals of Zen Buddhism when it comes to lifestyle and aesthetic choices, and by applying some of this ancient wisdom, we can turn that cluttered corner of the living room or spare bedroom into a dream sanctuary where you can relax, think, and have some well-deserved alone time — while being focused and productive when it’s time to get down to business. Like a proper dressing room where you can polish your look or a bathroom where you can refresh your body, a good office space should be a place where you can refine your inner sensibilities and enrich your soul. Follow these five steps to create your own work space without clutter and distractions.
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Bring a Piece of Nature Inside

Plants represent the balanced forces in Nature. They can subconsciously instill a Zen head space and spark simple joy while also acting as air purifiers.

Try to avoid busy colours or complex floral arrangements. Keep it simple, natural, and green. Consider using sleek plants such as an indoor palm, asparagus setaceus, or orchid.

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Nala Soapstone Planter

Handmade in Kenya

With just a hint of blush, this hand-carved soapstone planter is exactly what every tabletop needs.

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Hallway Set

Handmade stoneware

Suitable for use in dishwashers and microwave ovens. Care should be taken when stacking and washing ceramics. Avoid thermal shock from rapid heating and cooling. Due to the handmade nature of the product, variations in finishes and sizes can be expected. All sets are comprised of ceramic vessels, other items shown are for context only and will not be included with any purchase.
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White Speckle Bud Vase M

Handmade stoneware

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Unclutter the Space

Zen concepts for design revolve around clean and uncluttered living that maintains balance, order, and upholds ancient customs. Uncluttering is as much a process of organizing your mind as it is of organizing your stuff. The external and internal are related and feed off of each other. The home office is a kingdom of books and all kinds of random files and documents. Use shelves, boxes, and portable carriers to organize everything neatly. Remove everything from view except what you are using at the moment for clarity and success. Remember, less is more. Emptiness is efficiency.

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Flexform Infinity Shelf

The design concept for the Infinity bookcase lies in subtraction – the concept of paring down the container in order to allow the contents to shine. Infinity is a modular system made of epoxy-powder-coated metal containers that come in an extensive array of colors, freely stackable and joined to each other by an invisible satin-finish steel connector screw. The Infinity system modules make it possible to create an almost infinite number of compositions, giving rise to an elegant interplay of negative and positive spaces. The Infinity bookcase can be paired with the practical yet refined cowhide Box containers with side slit handles for easy removal from the bookcase. The sophisticated textural contrast between the understated sheet metal and the warmth of the cowhide is the source of success for a product that can now be justifiably considered iconic.

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Flexform Box Contenitore

Box is a cowhide storage basket, available in four sizes. Designed as the ideal accessory for the Infinity bookcase and Fly tables and consoles, Box can also be used by itself as a magazine holder or placed alongside a sofa or armchair as a container for all kinds of objects. It is an attractive and functional accessory made of warm, natural cowhide – a preferred Flexform material. Two simple openings cut out of the sides of the Box act as handles to easily pick it up and move it.
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Montti Johns Shelf

Two remarkable ideas. The frame is simplicity and modularity oriented; there is no bombast in the form. Stress should also be laid on its thickness – that is, 7 mm –, almost a metaphor for its character. Something to suggest durability, stability, pregnancy. Hence it is no surprise that Johns has proved so successful, that it has opened up to a diversity of design performances and finishes in time. Long live elegance. New finish 2012: oak veneer in an open-pore stained Tobacco finish.
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Flexform Icaro Shelf

Luxurious materials, like wood and cowhide, are combined in this splendid bookcase, part of the Icaro family. Hallmark feature of the entire collection is the elegant solid wood structure, crafted in fine Italian cabinetmaking tradition. The shelves have rounded corners and are also made of solid ash and then clad in cowhide, available in a sophisticated range of colors. The Icaro bookcase is an accessory with a powerfully decorative style, devoid of excess or ostentation, that lends itself to tastefully furnishing any room in the house, from the entry to the living room and all the way to the bedroom.
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Let the Sunshine In

A key element for a good Zen environment is to have natural lighting. The work-desk is best located near a window. But don’t place your desk directly under a window unless there is some kind of covering to soften the light as it comes in. A refreshing view of nature can also create well-being, (see our latest article on classical window design). Big windows are almost always preferred, but if you’re working with a smaller space, use a light neutral paint on the wall, and add a lamp with quality bulbs to make the space feel bigger and more pleasant.

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Lamps with structure in opaque anthracite nickel and blown glass in the following colours: transparent, fumé, amber, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, olive-green. Interchangeable shades in different sizes in the fabrics of the collection and glossy mirroring PVC in the colours silver, black and bronze. Complete top closure in plexiglas
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bs.living Clam Lamp

Clam is both a functional office desk lamp with an adjustable reflector and at the same time a decorative table lamp with its discreet and chic design.
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Millelumen classic table I

The overall view of the award winning luminaires is formed by the sum of straight- line light corpus and its lighting image by variable LED light control. The light series is based on a rectangle profile with profile end caps with defined shadow gaps. The profile housings contain a sophisticated heat management to ensure an extremely long life-time of the LED luminosity. The exclusively use of recyclable aluminium for the bodies economises precious natural resources. The filigree aluminium profiles of 22 x 44 mm are available with RGB-LED with infrared control unit or with bright warm-white LEDs.
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Bert Frank Stasis Table Light

With its copper shade and linear brass arm, the Stasis Table Lamp makes a bold statement. The solid brass base features a sleek copper insert for an unexpected twist. The angle of both the arm and shade can be adjusted.
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Millelumen Classic Suspension III

The overall view of the award winning luminaires is formed by the sum of straight- line light corpus and its lighting image by variable LED light control. The light series is based on a rectangle profile with profile end caps with defined shadow gaps. The profile housings contain a sophisticated heat management to ensure an extremely long life-time of the LED luminosity. The exclusively use of recyclable aluminium for the bodies economises precious natural resources. The filigree aluminium profiles of 22 x 44 mm are available with RGB-LED with infrared control unit or with bright warm-white LEDs.
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Leucos Aella Bold S

Aella mini, suspended, wall or ceiling mounted, available with various glass finishes, colours and shades and with a diffuser appearance, the Aella mini chandelier interprets diverity and the possibility of choosing from a wide range of a customisations that are closer to individual perceptions of the current era. materials BLOWN GLASS available in different shapes and colours, Single metal structure available in different finishes. 3-4 cluster system available in white or chrome metal. Available in eight colors: clear, antique glass, smoked white, fumè, amber, smoked cognac. Upon request amber antique glass and smoked black.
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Leucos Aella Bold S

VA high quality warm white LED strip light (2400K, 90CRI, 14Watt/meter, 900 lumen) is incorporated in the frame. The lamp is so illuminated from its outer edges, equally dispersing the light throughout the volume, creating a rich moiré effect by shining through the small holes of the fabric. A copper wire can also be knitted along the length.
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Have A Cup of Tea

When you are stressed or tired, take a 10 minute break with your own version of a tea ceremony: a Zen ritual or mini-meditation in which you’re mindful of your five senses, present, breathing, and most importantly, not looking at the news. Enjoy the natural view, smell the fragrance of the tea leaves, and taste the flavours as you hold each sip in your mouth for an extra moment. You will become more focused and happy when you return to your work.

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First added to our Plaza line in 2010 and a favorite ever since. Evoking all the modern and minimalist charm of the Plaza dinnerware line, this tumbler’s tall, narrow body is designed to fit comfortably in your hand. Perfect for either hot or cold drinks. Expect lovely variation in our Redwood glaze.
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GhostWares Sage Mug

Handmade stoneware

Suitable for use in dishwashers and microwave ovens. Care should be taken when stacking and washing ceramics. Avoid thermal shock from rapid heating and cooling.

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Japanese style ceramic handcraft art pot

MoriMa Painted Mountain Fruit Flower Side Pot

Jingdezhen Hand-painted Poems Teapot

MoriMa Jingdezhen Hand Painted Poems

Sloane Tea Earl Grey Lavender

Tea Earl Grey Lavender

Sloane Tea Jasmine Snow Dragon

Tea Jasmine Snow Dragon

Sloane Tea Rouge Provence

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Create a Zen Mood

Burn a stick of incense or diffuse a few drops of essential oils to create a zen aroma that nourishes your body and soul. Specific smells trigger our brains in different ways. For example, if you are stressed, try the grounding smell of Frankincense or cedarwood. Want to get creative? Go with cinnamon. Want to relax? Lavender and clary sage will ease the burden of your day. And add in some Amber to boost your immune system. Hope you can follow these tips and make your home office a place to connect with your inner self, remove unnecessary clutters, and focus on what’s really important.

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An all in one designer incense set which includes brass holder, ash catcher and 15 Incense Sticks. A purifying scent which captures the woody earth tones of the Australian Bush. Simply flip the lid & insert the solid piece into it. Light your incense and rest it vertically within the hole.
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ode to things Quolo Incense Holder

Cast iron incense burners by Metaphys, a division of Hers Experimental Design Laboratory of Osaka, Japan. With its solid heft and geometric shape (cube or cylinder), Quolo is a striking tabletop item as well as a space-efficient ash catcher. Simply insert an incense stick vertically into the center hole, and the ashes will be collected in the concave top surface. Quolo Incense Burner works with japanese-style and regular incense sticks.
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BODHA Incense + Polished Brass Holder Set

BODHA Incense + Polished Brass Holder Set

CB2 SAIC PYRAMID INCENSE STICK HOLDER WITH TRAY

CB2 SAIC PYRAMID INCENSE STICK HOLDER WITH TRAY

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