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From country to mod, pricey to downright cheap, these desks defy workaday conventions.
In this portable-electronics age of laptops in bed and BlackBerries at dinner; there is something lovely about a stationary place to jot a note. But beyond that, these multitaskers work overtime - in the bedroom as vanities, in the foyer collection mail, pretty much anyplace an extra table (with storage!) would be welcome.
classic parsons - $800-$2,000
The Cabana [vanity's] simple shape gets an infusion of Hollywood Regency glamour with brass hardware and a flamingo-pink finish. ($1,295, 47.5" by 30 "; ducducnyc.com)