At one point all of us have taken a piece of paper and scribbled something on it just to forget about it the next day. We took post-it notes and placed them all around our desk to record our thoughts. Moreover, nowadays all gadgets from laptops to smarphones come with note taking applications. The Analog Memory Desk is another such tool that helps people record their thoughts while at the same time making sure none of the information is lost.
The Memory Desk was created by Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara. This desk is the ultimate tool for all those who love to doodle, take notes and write lists. It takes us back in time and rediscovers the beauty of writing on paper. The desk has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper. As the user writes, the paper acts as a table cloth that gets filled up with all their ides. Once the paper is full, the user only has to turn the handle in order to scroll the paper until they have a brand new surface. The two rolls holding the paper are embedded in the legs of the desk.
“I’ve come to realize that I’m somewhat obsessed with how we remember the past. This is the latest installment in that series and a more serious attempt at furniture making. There are a hundreds of little things that we don’t try to remember every year or even every week. Does the sum of all these tiny parts produce a new narrative on our lives?” wrote the designer on her page. “This Memory Desk is a tool to record all the small items you write down once, but intend to forget tomorrow.”
The Memory Desk is made out of maple wood. Unfortunately, it is not available for purchase. However, crafty people are able to take advantage of the released blueprints and create a desk of their very own. Would you like to write down your thoughts at the Memory Desk?