A desk. It’s the foundation upon which you write your novel, finish your manifesto, design your masterpiece, or, on a more mundane, daily level, watch internet videos of cats doing retarded things. Regardless, a desk is where your ideas spring forth, and you shouldn’t give short shrift when buying one. Crate and Barrel’s Hendrix desk is a mid-century modern winner. Made from antique reclaimed wood and walnut accents, it’s strikingly handsome. The steel legs and solid stance give it a masculine look and feel, and the four drawers with wrought iron handles have a pleasant heft and roll to them. Perfect for storing your cigars, handgun, secret dossiers, bottle of whiskey, and maybe that puppy calendar your niece gave you last Christmas.