12 Ways to Create the Ultimate Geek Desk Workspace
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As mentioned already, how about the Knight Pen Holder? I think this item would be cooler if it were actually made from a material like pewter, but that being said, he’s still pretty awesome and I’m glad he’s gracing my desk. He’s actually got some decent weight to him and would make a good paper weight as well. Plus I just found out that he comes in 3 different color options!
4. Desk Accessories
I call these guys desk accessories because they may or may not be as functional given the age of digital…First up, whether you’re a fan of the moon, Earth, Titan, Mars, Jupiter or the whole solar system, these solar powered spinning globes are a gorgeous desk accessory. Perhaps once a great paperweight, these guys are still a great way to display your love for space in geek chic way!
There are also replica sword letter openers. I have Sting proudly sitting on my desk shelf in its case. Sadly I don’t receive much paper mail anymore but I still love it! There are plenty of sword options from Legend of Zelda and Harry Potter, to Game of Thrones.
6. Nerdy Pens
Montegrappa has a beautiful line of fancy superhero and super-villain pens. They come in ballpoint, roller-ball, and fountain varieties. If you need something to fiddle with during your next meeting, be sure to check out the Lego Star Wars pens!
8. Fandom-themed Calendar
Whether you have a wall calendar or a daily desk calendar, show off your geek love while keeping track of the days of the week. I have the Howl’s Moving Castle perpetual calendar on my desk. I look forward to changing the date every day, plus it’s a great conversation starter.
I’ve got a whole list of great fandom-themed calendars for you to check out!
Magnets are a fun way to display your favorite interests. Bonus -choose magnets that you can rearrange and play with whenever you need a short break from work…just don’t get too caught up in play time. I have an overhead desk cubby with a metal slide door that currently houses a home-brewed Super Mario level on it. The individual Mario magnets are small, and definitely won’t hold anything up, but that’s totally not the reason I have them.
Show off your creative side by displaying some of your own personal geek works of art. Not only do I carry my lunch to work everyday in my Lord of the Rings tote bag, but I also use it as a piece of “art” at my desk area. Have a window in your office? Create your own faux stained glass masterpiece.
12. Desk Buddy
Need a tiny friend to keep you company? How about a computer sitter of your favorite character or an action figure from your favorite fandom? I’ve got Yoda sharing his wisdom and keeping me company in my cubicle.
Remember to keep your work space and company culture in mind when decorating. Make the space yours if company policy allows it, but don’t go too overboard with your work space area (unless of course it’s a private workspace within your own home. Lucky you!). Keep things professional, uncluttered, and functional. Try to find the perfect balance of 2-4 items (depending upon your space’s size) and have fun picking things out!
How do you make your work desk geeky? Anything on your wishlist of items to grab for your nerd space? Share below in the comments!