this is what my desk looks like in it's natural state. pre-tidy. please, as if there's a post-tidy photo gonna happen any time soon. but if you look closely, there's lots of goodness waiting for me to photograph & share. i've been thinking about work lately and have found myself missing that feeling of rolling out a nice stretch of paper to sketch out designs on, which in turn had me trying to remember where i had seen a beautiful timber trace holder. it was a long time ago, but where, where? well don't ask me how, but somehow i remembered. the 'place for trace' is from merchant-4. yes, at $76, it's quite an expensive object for your desk, but what a nice place to rest one's trace. a beautiful addition to any messy desk.