[UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 17.]
When you're dealing with Everest-like peaks of stress, we all know the first thing to fall by the wayside are your surroundings — most notably your desk. For some, this means lookbooks cluttering the floor, busted pens leaking ink on important docs, and a pile of scribbled-on Post-it notes that resemble a scene from A Beautiful Mind. And, with daily deadlines and, well, just life, when do busy folks have time to clean up their desks? Try never!
That's exactly why we drafted Heather Lipner, a trend expert from intuitive e-commerce site Uncovet, to lend an haute helping hand to some of the town's chicest (and busiest) publishing-industry gals. Lipner managed to whip these L.A. workspaces into serious shape, no matter how varied the subject's preferred style or needs. See the office alchemy in action in this bold before-and-after series, and get a serious load of administrative inspiration for your own life.