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Emmett, our laser engraving machine and in-house scribe, allows you to add your own story to many of our objects.
Choose one of our customization options – either a name or a quote (though you may add whatever text you desire to these areas as long as it within our character limits). The diagrams below show the placement and size of the text depending on your customization selection. Please include your text to be engraved in the cart notes. Be sure to double-check your wording, spelling and punctuation for errors before submitting your order. Customized objects are not returnable. We use the Garamond typeface for our engravings.
Anna Atkins Medium Desk Caddy: Chordaria flagelliformis
This medium desk caddy features one of Anna Atkins’ seaweed cyanotypes laser-engraved on the front.
Anna Atkins was the first person to use photography to illustrate a book. Note – NOT the first woman, but the first human! She was an incredible illustrator and had illustrated some books for her father, but the discovery of Cyanotypes sent her into a new obsession. She began making photographic images of her extensive seaweed collection in 1843. She created thousands of cyanotype prints and sent them to libraries and other institutions in the mid-1800s for their collections – many of which remain today, including, of course, the collection at the New York Public Library!
Our desk caddies are great for those with more than a few stray pens. They range in size from small (4 holes) to epic (24 holes), suiting the needs of a variety of work spaces.
Each caddy will vary in grain and indications of the wood’s prior use.