Take Charge of the New Year With These 8 Organizational Products

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By Paige Alexus / Published by Paige Alexus
This morning on our #ModernMonday chat, Dwell and the community discussed hopes and resolutions for design in the new year.

One of the main topics was organization—and what we can do to begin the year fresh and to keep on top of our busy days. Get started by recruiting tools that will help you lay a clean foundation. Also, take a moment to hear a few tips from our chat this morning and make sure to follow us on Twitter for our next conversation.

@DesignMilk: After taking inventory, I get myself organized and eager to jump in! 

@MarnieOursler: I can't live without my good old-fashioned notebook. I write everything down . If it's not written, it's not happening! 

@Wilson_Lighting: Design is a great tool to organize! Custom storage options, unique shelving, and smart floor plans help keep your home neat.

Cover photo by Martin Tessler

Modern by Dwell Magazine Decorative Trays
Modern by Dwell Magazine Decorative Trays
The trays from our Modern by Dwell Magazine collection for Target are just as useful as they are decorative. Available in red, blue, or white in a few shapes and sizes, the simple design is made up of two tiers of wood that are finished in different tones. Versatile and simplistic, they can be used as catchalls, desk organizers, or can be placed on top of an ottoman to provide a solid surface.
Knoed Creative Minimalist 2017 Wall Calendar
Knoed Creative Minimalist 2017 Wall Calendar
Chicago-based branding and graphic design studio Knoed Creative strips the calendar year down the basics for this 2017 rendition. The seven columns represent the seven days of the week, from Sunday on the far left to Saturday on the far right. Each row stands for one week, with a subtle tick mark acting as a visual divider between months. Designed by Kyle Eertmoed and printed by Rohner Press, the Minimalist 2017 Wall Calendar features an iridescent foil stamp on thick, black, archival, acid-free paper. As the viewer moves around the calendar, the colors seem to change and shimmer. The poster measures 18" x 24" and ships in a mailing tube.  Photo: Courtesy of Knoed Creative
Panton Barboy
Panton Barboy
Designed by Verner Panton in 1963, Barboy came from the designer’s efforts to create flexible furniture for a variety of interior spaces. Made up of four cylindrical sections, the trolley is part side table, part container, and combines both form and function at every angle. Since the swinging compartments increase in size towards the bottom, the lower compartment is large enough to hold bottles, while the top sections can hold smaller household items. When Panton first created the table, it was available in black, white, red, or violet. Today, it’s produced by Verpan out of varnished moulded plywood—and is available in black, white, or blue. It can be easily rolled around, thanks to a set of wheels.  Photo: Courtesy of Verpan
Gubi Matégot Coatrack
Gubi Matégot Coatrack
The Matégot Coatrack by Mathieu Matégot is a simple, wall-mounted structure that marries function and personality. Crafted from brass and powder-coated metal, the three-pronged rack has an unexpected look in its use of shine and matte textures—as well as its molecular form. The coatrack’s arms, defined by circular ends, join together at the brass center to create a balanced, clean composition. When not holding coats, hats, or scarves, the Matégot coatrack has a decidedly sculptural quality that doubles as an artistic installation. This coatrack can be mounted in an entryway, bedroom, or even a bathroom for hanging towels. Photo: Courtesy of Gubi
Cast Iron Clock
Cast Iron Clock
The passage of time gains more weight and meaning with the Cast Iron Clock, hopefully helping you become more aware of the present and live in the now. Sitting at the intersection between Japanese minimalism and modern industrial design, the clock also adds ancient manufacturing methods to the mix. By firing the iron, artisans from the legendary Iwate Prefecture in Japan give the surface a pebble-like texture and make the clock incredibly durable. This Good Design Award winner is designed by Makoto Koizumi and manufactured by Tetu.
HAY Copenhague Molded Plywood Desk CPH190
HAY Copenhague Molded Plywood Desk CPH190
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the Copenhague Series for the new buildings at the University of Copenhagen. Built for use in dormitory rooms, classrooms, and common spaces, the furniture is characterized by warmth as well as functionality. The Copenhague Molded Plywood Desk CPH190 is rooted in a minimalist A-frame structure, featuring an angled tabletop that appears to fold out of trestle-style legs. The raised section, both functional and expressive, acts as a stand for notes and books. The frame is available in clear lacquered oak, matte lacquered oak, or black stained oak, while the tabletop is crafted from plywood with an oak veneer. Photo: Courtesy of HAY
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio .ORG Deskscape System
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio .ORG Deskscape System
Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio operates out of Seattle and Brooklyn, expressing its bi-coastal identity with designs that bring together complementary opposites—"warm minimalism, playful austerity, and simple sophistication." The .Org Deskscape System is comprised of 4 modules made of solid wood, cork, and metal that can be configured in multiple ways. The set includes a mail organizer, metal shape dividers, a zig zag catch-all tray, a cork block, and a double container. Photo: Courtesy of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
This Is Ground Leather Organizers
This Is Ground Leather Organizers
Don't carry less, carry smarter. That's been the mantra of This Is Ground through countless prototypes, at least two small explosions, and heaps of user feedback of their legendary Italian leather organizers. TIG integrated the most popular custom insert, the Executive Insert, right into the design this time around. They added depth while maintaining the slim profile with a custom-fitted Italian-made zipper. And with the included Tile tracker, simply pair your organizer with your phone to track its whereabouts anytime, anywhere. 10 pockets, 5 slots, 2 magnetic holders, and a ton more — all told, an all-in-one organizer built for a lifetime of work and play. 

Are you excited to get organized and spiffy for the new year? Let us know how you're getting started in the comments!

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