Scout Sixteen - Desk Essentials

I’ve always felt a bit like a nomadic worker. I’m not comfortable always toiling away at the same workstation; I need variety. Some days I’ll stroll into the local coffee shop of a New York City neighborhood I don’t often frequent or – when the weather is just right – I’ll find a plush spot in Union Square Park and work among nature. I’m sure many of you can agree that being anywhere for too long can be boring… so I encourage you to switch up your routine a bit.

When I do venture out to work, these are a few things that I do not leave the house without…

Urbanears Headphones – I absolutely love this brand of headphones. They’re light, colorful and produce great sound. Aside from being both colorful and feather-light, the headband and ear cushions of the Humlan headphones can be tossed in the wash! Never again will I complain about dirty or scuffed headsets. (Note: I accented my pair of green Humlan headphones using the removable ear cushions from the black version)

MacBook Air – This laptop is my lifeline. There isn’t much more I can say about this fantastic computer than has already been said.

Graf & Lantz Laptop Sleeve - I am beyond in love with this laptop case. It’s the perfect fit and doesn’t weigh down my computer. I love the neutral felt-and-leather combination, which adds a stylish flair to my work necessities.

Moleskine Notebook – I take this notebook with me everywhere. While I enjoy being tech-dependent, I will never stop using a pen and paper to gather my thoughts. I’m not sure why but I can collect my notes much more efficiently (and remember them!) when I use traditional writing methods. My high school teachers would be so proud…

Desk Accessories – I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to the organization of my notebook. I like to have color-coded call outs scattered within so I can easily locate a specific project or find an important side-note.

What items would  you consider are your work essentials?


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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

  • Sebastian

    Really nice essentials! Love your blog and style by the way.
    My work essentials would be;
    Notebook & Calendar like the old days (Easier to have it there, and not loosing the notes etc), Laptop(MacBook in the future), Coffee/Water, Music and a nice outfit.


  • Carter Murphy

    Love this post.
    I’m always looking for new desk materials.
    P.S. The laptop sleeve is dope.


  • Alex Montilla

    Those headphones are trully amazing! I love them.
    Definetly you´ve done great choices here, those are basic stuff that everyone need everyday.


  • Deaunte

    I need a macbook



  • Elsa Pioupiou

    This picture reminds me the website :)