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The Thorsten von Overgaard Gallery Store - Thorsten Overgaard Calfskin Desk Blotter in 40" and 22" sizes
 
 
     

The "Always Wear a Camera" Calfskin Desk Blotter in 40" or 22"

It can't all be glass, steel and digital. I like tactile workflow, for my writing in notebooks and for writing with keyboards too. Soft leather on my table, with lots of space for what I do. I wanted that, but I couldn't find the quality, size nor simplicity that I wanted. So I made my own, and now you can get it too.

My new desk blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all else you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective. I also make a 22" Desk Blotter (see further down).
My new desk blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all else you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective. I also make a 22" Desk Blotter (see further down).

 

Your new home for everything you love

A "blot" is an ink spot. Desk blotters were originally made to avoid blots on the table. For me the large desk blotter serves to give me a familiar home on my desktop, damping the sound and feel of the keyboard when I write, as well as a "larger than life" personalized area to write on paper and read books. Business and pleasure in one place. A simple but important foundation for your writing, reading, browsing.

Business and pleasure in one place. A simple but important foundation for your writing, reading, browsing.
Business and pleasure in one place. A simple but important foundation for your writing, reading, browsing.

 

 

The "Larger than Life Mouse Pad"

No more need for a small mouse pad. The Desk Blotter is the perfect surface for using a mouse.

The desk blotter was made for modern writing with keyboard and mouse, as well as good old school writing with ink and paper. Your mouse will love the surface. No mouse has ever had that large a mouse pad to fool around on.
The desk blotter was made for modern writing with keyboard and mouse, as well as good old school writing with ink and paper. Your mouse will love the surface. No mouse has ever had that large a mouse pad to fool around on.

 

Some just want good food and a camera

We've made a smaller version for those who just want a desk blotter for writing letters on, which can also be a used as a comfortable, soft piece of luxury under the MacBook (softer feel and softer sound), or can make a festive table for nerds who like to talk about photography.

The smaller 22" Desk Blotter is 17.5" x 13.7" (44x34cm). It can be used for the dining table as a place mat, for the smaller writing table, or just to give the cameras a soft place to lie at night.
The smaller 22" Desk Blotter is 17.5" x 13.7" (44x34cm). It can be used for the dining table as a place mat, for the smaller writing table, or just to give the cameras a soft place to lie at night.

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90x45cm Desk Blotter (36" x 19")

40" Desk Blotter in Black Calfskin
with black stitching and orange edging

Delivery May 2019. Ships worldwide in about 5-10 days.

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40" Desk Blotter
Black Calfskin

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44x34cm Desk Blotter (17.5" x 13.7")

22" Desk Blotter/Place Mat in Black Calfskin with black stitching and orange edging

Delivery May 2019. Ships worldwide in about 5-10 days.

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22" Desk Blotter/
Place Mat
Black Calfskin

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"Handmade in Italy
of the finest materials, by the finest people,
for the most awesome people in the world"

 

 

 

Coffee and water friendly: Made for nice warm coffee or tea. The calfskin can be washed off in case of coffee rings or spills.
Coffee and water friendly: Made for nice warm coffee or tea. The calfskin can be washed off in case of coffee rings or spills.

Mouse friendly: Made for modern writing with a keyboard and mouse. No need for a mouse pad anymore; the desk blotter is all you need.
Mouse friendly: Made for modern writing with a keyboard and mouse. No need for a mouse pad anymore; the desk blotter is all you need.

 

Non-reflective: The Desk Blotter is made in black so it doesn't reflect back onto the screen.
Non-reflective
: The Desk Blotter is made in black so it doesn't reflect back onto the screen.

Made for writing: The texture is suited for handwriting, even on one thin sheet of air-mail paper. Several tests were done with different types of leather before we decided on a leather that will last for many years. The texture is made for soft work, and even though hard use every day will give it some patina, this will not leave marks you may later regret.Made for writing: The texture is suited for handwriting, even on one thin sheet of air-mail paper. Several tests were done with different types of leather before we decided on a leather that will last for many years. The texture is made for soft work, and even though hard use every day will give it some patina, this will not leave marks you may later regret.


Comfortable: It's just a great rest for your hands and your eyes, and it invites one to indulge in tactile things like reading books and writing letters.
Comfortable: It's just a great rest for your hands and your eyes, and it invites one to indulge in tactile things like reading books and writing letters.

Simple design that makes sense: I love good design that is both simple and practical. It has to fit in and support other things, not make noise with extreme over-design. This is the reason for my ventilated lens shades, desk blotters and the camera straps I make. I like beautiful stuff that works, and I like things that are made to last.
Simple design that makes sense: I love good design that is both simple and practical. It has to fit in and support other things, not make noise with extreme over-design. This is the reason for my ventilated lens shades, desk blotters and the camera straps I make. I like beautiful stuff that works, and I like things that are made to last.

 

Simple design that makes sense: I love good design that is both simple and practical. It has to fit in and support other things, not make noise with extreme over-design. This is the reason for my ventilated lens shades, desk blotters and the camera straps I make. I like beautiful stuff that works, and I like things that are made to last.


 

Designed by
Matteo Perin and Thorsten Overgaard

Matteo Perin lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" brand ready-to-wear products.
Matteo Perin
lives on an airplane and serves clients around the world with custom-designed and one-of-a-kind jewelry, bags, clothing and interiors for houses, boats and airplanes. Together with Thorsten Overgaard he designs custom-made bags, camera straps, jackets, shoes and more which are also available as "Always Wear a Camera" ready-to-wear products.


Thorsten Overgaard travels the world taking photographs, teaching photography and writing books. He enjoys well-designed and practical things, such as Leica cameras, and enjoys fashion. When he is not happy with what exists, he makes his own things with Matteo Perin. Designed by Matteo Perin with Thorsten von Overgaard.


   

 

Silver ventilated shade on the Leice 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 FLE and Leica M 240 Safari camera.
More great design: Also check out the ventilated shades for Leica and other lenses designed by Thorsten Overgaard here.

 


Black calfskin leather with Orange Edge
: Thorsten Overgaard camera straps. There are many great cameras straps, and I feel no need to copy what is already great. I will be introducing a couple of unique designs that I felt could be fun having. See more here.

 

My Desk Blotter is made for working in style and comfort: With a comfortable size of 36" x 19" (90 x 45 cm) there is plenty of space on the 40" Desk Blotter to the left and right for cups, notes, cameras and all you want to have handy. Soft, beautiful, elegant, simple, water resistant and non-reflective.
Camera Bags and Travel Bags made to last a lifetime. See more here.

 


The "Concorde" Camera Strap. See more here.

         
         
         
         
     
   
   
   
     
         


 

 

   


 
     
     

 

 


 

 

"Always Wear
a Camera" Microfiber Cloths

"Always Wear a Camera" by Thorsten von Overgaard. The ventilated shade always comes with one, bnut if you want extras, order here.

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Ships internationally. Usually arrives within ten days.

$20.00 (for two)

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

Feel free to e-mail to thorsten@overgaard.dk for
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