As we scroll through design sites, we periodically spot some new gadget for keeping ugly computer wires in check: reels that wind them up, dongles that collect them behind your desk… Perhaps the BEST improvisation we’ve seen is in Christoph Niemann’s workspace. The inspired illustrator/artist/author disguised an ugly black cable by placing a black and white image behind it: perfect.
Another recent favorite is IKEA’s Kvissle Cable management box: a lacquered white metal box with a cork top.
Holes at the sides and top allow cords to come and go as they hide.
We’ve found the minimalist box perfect for hiding our makeup essentials in the bathroom, while providing quick access for a lipstick touch-up:
Our improvised solution to the mess of wires behind our swell 13-foot long workspace was a single sheet of leftover Foamcore pushed behind the file cabinets to make a false, optical-illusion white wall under our desk.
Foamcore has provided excellent quick fixes to hide a host of ugly details around our space.