Titanium Desk Tidy?

Okay, so this is a little “out there” for me

Also, it’s not so much a desk tidy as it is a pen holder.

The idea is that it doesn’t just sit on your desk – but it will spin around and around on some crazy-ass, high-speed ceramic bearings!

Yes, I know, complete over-kill.

But hey – that’s the way we like it, right? ūüėÄ




  • John says:

    …..it will spin around and around on some crazy-ass, high-speed ceramic bearings! Magnus, I want a couple of these….it will be fantastic….like a Tazmanian devil version of pen holder!!!!


    • Joe w says:

      Welcome to Taz-mania
      Welcome to the land that’s way under, down under,
      the sky’s always yellow in the rain or shine…


  • Herbert Eder says:

    spinning around sounds good, but somehow it should not roll to the edge of the table and drop down …. and i guess in the middle you could save some Ti and at the same time make it more efficient – there should be a compartment for stuff like paper clips (or better TacTiClips from Hawaii (!)), rubber erasers etc.)

  • Ben says:

    I foresee myself spinning this and somehow being impaled by the pens flying out of it

  • Bob Lukach says:

    I would not be able to resist the urge to keep spinning this at my desk. Hence, no work getting done (I can only multi task so much after all!) Lol ! It’s a great idea Magnus and I’m all for it.

  • Richard Johnson says:

    Hi Magnus!

    Just a few thoughts from a guy who could REALLY use a Titanium desk caddy!

    1. I love the overall shape and ceramic ball bearings in your drawing above.

    2. Most desk dwellers do not use more than a pen, or maybe a pen and pencil

    3. Most desk dwellers also need a place to put a cell phone, where they can always find it

    4. Many desk dwellers also use Post-It notes, so they can jot down thoughts without having to type.

    Combine the above, by doing the following:

    A. Cut a 0.5-inch slice all the way through your creation, near one edge, to hold a cell phone on its side

    B. Save only two of the pen/pencil holes nearest the slice, and make sure they are no less than 0.5 inches in diameter so that they can hold a big pen (say, a Montblanc ball point or similar). Also chamfer and polish the holes so they do not scratch the pen/pencil – critical!

    C. at the apex of your design, add a rounded area about 2 inches wide and 0.5 inches deep to hold paper clips, pills, or a favorite poker chip.

    D. On the side opposite the cell phone slit, make a parallel cutout 3 inches on a side with a flat bottom to hold medium-size (3×3 inch) Post-it notes.

    Let me know where to send it, and I’ll make a sketch!


    Richard Johnson
    Titanium Anything Idiot-savant

    • Wow!

      I’d definitely buy that design you’ve just described!

      Thank you for this comment Richard – I’m going to develop this further. It makes such excellent sense.

      I understand what you mean from your description – so no need for a sketch.

      Again, thank you for your comments Richard!

  • Richard Johnson says:

    Always glad to add my 5 cents!

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