A Desk That Lets You Record Thoughts & Ideas in the Moment

Throughout the day we have all kinds of thoughts that pop in our head that we might want to jot down. Kirsten Camara created the Analog Memory Desk as a way to record all those small details that we need in the moment but will forget by tomorrow.


Her exploration of how we remember the past led to the desk, which has 1,100 yards of paper that you can scroll through capturing all those phone numbers, street names, or long division you had to do on the fly. All those bits of information pass us by, never needing to be revisited so Camara asked the question, “Does the sum of all these tiny parts produce a new narrative on our lives?”




Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.