The Wynd Writing Desk is a sleek piece of furniture by the Manhattan-based designer Piet Houtenbos. Made of European beech wood, the desk exudes natural elegance. Practical as well as polished, the slim design unfolds to present a compartment for keeping thin items such as a notebook or laptop. Simply press the wooden center, where a peek of the green felt is visible, to push down the storage mechanism, activating the hidden aluminum hardware and revealing the secret level of office supplies.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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