Semikolon - Chic Storage Solutions in Contemporary, Modern Styles & Colours6:00 am
I knew I was onto something when I discovered Semikolon, the incredibly smart and stylish stationery and storage company out of Germany.
The premium quality of their sturdy environmentally-friendly cardboard containers and organizers (you're not still using plastic, are you?) - from photo albums to notebooks and storage boxes - will stand the test of time, and allow me to look and feel hyper organized while adding chic, modern style to my home and office.
The minimalist design with an staggering array of options and solutions, available in rainbow of contemporary colours, enables you to really customize and personalize any space. And should you be in need of a little change or lift, change the look simply by mixing or matching colours. It really is that effortless and it's way more affordable that hiring a space planner or professional organizer.
The entire Semikolon collection is comprised of modern classics that will always be in style, no matter what the trend, or how you refurnish or redecorate throughout the years. And the unmistakable cream coloured trim adds a fine elegance and finish to each product.
Here's what help me get sorted:
- Pencil Cup
And and should you be so inclined, allows you to further organize and separate your writing instruments.
It is wider than most pen/pencil containers, which allocates enough room for the handfuls of different pens I have and actually use.
- A4 Paper Tray
Having an incoming and outgoing box helps streamline everything and in a pinch, lets you to sweep your desk clear, and put everything in one convenient spot (I won't tell if you won't).
And this is what I love about Semikolon - everything is made sturdier larger than you need, so that you have not only space to grow, but documents don't get jammed up in there, and it's not flimsy in the least, like you find with the office supply items most businesses use (I worked in a number of offices that used those rickety, ramshackle clear plastic trays that aren't any stronger than a plastic knife, and EVERY DAY I would put my papers in, and EVERY TIME it would collapse).
The tray comes in at 33 x 26 x 6 cm and the solid cardboard foundation and laminated cover makes placing and retrieving items a complete dream.
- Magazine Box
Featuring strong thick sides, you'll never have to worry about the weight of the contents compromising your holder (sorry IKEA, but yours bend and fold like a Cirque du Soliel contortionist).
The extra berth paired with the deep elongated, rounded corners (almost art deco-ish) makes it a stunning choice for any room of the house or office.
And there's a dashing inset window at the top for a label, print or photo. Nice touch.
- Stackable Mini Tray
Have you noticed that when you're trying to tidy up, there are always items that you feel you should hang on to, but don't know where to put?
The stackable mini tray takes care of all those woes with its five large compartments that help separate and sort all those little things. There are four different sizes boxes within the tray, giving you space for everything from paperclips and elastics to Post-its and different sized notepads. And these are nice and deep (26.5 x 13 x 6 cm), so you'll never encounter overflow or spillage.
With built-in legs it stands on its own, elegantly raised from drawer or desk. Or stack them on top of one another for a more comprehensive storage solution.
Should you need something bigger and more prominent, the Open Desktop Organizer does it all and comes in a host of fun colours.
- Private Document Box