Classic desk or not, the desk pad solves many problems, some of which you perhaps didn’t know you had.
We’ll let you in on a secret. Our office desks are IKEA hacks, and we don’t like them. But the desk pad single-handedly transforms them. Instead of touching a cheap, uninteresting surface, we touch luxury. Instead of staring at scratches and flat white, we rest our eyes on pleasant textures and good lines. So yes, a good desk pad protects what’s under it. But a great desk pad also elevates the experience of whoever is around it.
If you occasionally spill that ramen you love and are looking for something that’s easy to clean, there’s a desk pad for that.
You might need a comfortable writing surface for the moments when you turn to your trusty pen and notepad. The right desk pad will have a perfect cushion:resistance ratio, so your beautiful, fluid ink strokes won’t poke holes in your paper.
Do you live for the flow? Your desk doesn’t need to interrupt it. Get a desk mat big enough to be an all-in-one keyboard and mouse pad. It creates a continuous visual sweep that underlies and supports hours of hard work.
Or let’s say you’re virtually all digital, or spend hours at a time lost in your game of choice. A gaming desk mat can be a faithful friend here. It doesn’t try to talk to you, and, if you find one with a kickstand or two, it’ll hold your phone(s) for you.
A small one is easy to move out of the way when you finish one task and move on to the next, giving you two desks in one. Especially when used with our desk shelf.
I love our small desk pad because it’s like a little car, and the desk shelf is a garage. I can slide the ‘car’ that’s holding my keyboard into the ‘garage’ when I’m done typing and need to sketch.
At this point you should be done measuring and can move on to materials.
“It just makes me happy. I want to lay down on it.”
Remember the force field? Here’s what we mean: clutter cannot enter our desk pads. We’ll have things piled up and scattered all around it—magazines, coasters, toy rhinos, sticky notes—but on the pad itself, everything is crisp, tidy, perfectly organized. We arrange things to follow the lines of the pad. We space things out to fit the frame it provides. We smile when we take a minute to notice the contrast it brings to our desks. And, when it is not there, we feel lost and miserable.
This is really why we are desk pad believers. It’s a quiet product that revolutionizes your work space and makes it a place you love coming to, day after day.