Scout Sixteen - Desk Essentials

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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?

Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.