One of the projects I tackled in my cleaning frenzy was Dietrich's desk. We just got one of those adjustable desks that can go from a sitting configuration to a standing configuration with the touch of a button. It's a neat, ergonomic idea, but not very pleasing to the eye - especially with the open back that shows a plethora of haphazard cords dangling akimbo.
So I went to work with zip ties. Now I have all the cords dangling together in one strand, but it's still not that pretty of a picture. I'm considering sewing a neutral fabric skirt for the desk.
Here are some other great ideas for covering up ugly electronics and cords:
A fancy zip tie.
|Leaf Tie via Apartment Therapy|
A wireless router disguised as a book.
|Via Apartment Therapy|
My sister's creative approach to cord beautification: