Do you feel blue when you work chez vous? We asked Julia Archer, owner of the hip new Forest Park–based home office store, At Work Design, to choose five elements from her shop that can give your office the kick it needs. At Work Design, 7500 W. Madison St., Forest Park, 708-488-9297; atworkdesign.com
Designed by Jasper Morrison, this stacking XX file holder from Magis (15 inches wide, $144) is made of polyopylene and connected by anodized aluminum tubes. It comes with six cardboard folders, including label holders and labels.
The hard polyethylene Bin Bin wastebasket from Essey (about 12 inches high, $56) is cleverly shaped to look like a crumpled-up piece of paper.
This multitalented storage container by Danese Milano (18 inches high, $700) can be hung from a table by its cantilevered top or used as a side table or stool. Made of painted sheet metal in textured white, textured black, rust brown, or red.
Update your look instantly with the durable yet stylish Truss library desk by Context Furniture (55 inches wide, $990), made from Baltic birch plywood with a laminate veneer.
Who doesn’t like the idea of an eco-friendly lamp that moonlights as a bookend? The Leti table lamp by Danese Milano ($380), made out of one sheet of metal, provides both direct and indirect light.