My first attempt at knolling

I get around to knolling some of my daily items.

My Daily Items



Wikipedia defines knolling as:

..the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization.


I was reading Andrew Kims blog and learned about the art of knolling. Here’s my first crack at it with a couple of my everyday items.

I normally have my iPhone on me at all times. I just got my business cards in, so those are coming with me. My iPad Mini I take with me to jot notes and to draw on the Paper app. I like the Bamboo stylus, but I feel it takes too much pressure to work. My earpods are my best friends.

Included are my:

  1. iPad Mini
  2. iPhone
  3. Earpods
  4. Bamboo Stylus
  5. Wallet
  6. Business card


My Daily Items Extended


Here is an extended version.

My favorite pair of Levi’s and my Toy Machine shirt are part of who I am. I love my track jacket. It’s made by two of my favorite brands, Apple & American Apparel. My Beats create a quiet space allowing me to work anywhere. My MacBook air is my work-hub-from-home and my Thule case keeps it safe and sound. My lights and multitool stay with me, as I don’t own a car and solely commute on bike.

My Bathroom Items


Here are some of my common bathroom items.

I just recently bought the Dove bar and conditioner. The bar makes me feel clean with no residue. A plus. This conditioner is amazing. It smells great, and makes my curls really soft and lush. My Listerine is whitening. I have a thing for whitening products. Even my toothbrush “whitens” (bullshit).

My Shoes


These are pretty much the shoes I have been wearing for the past couple of years.

My five-fingers are really comfortable. I love the feeling of being close to the floor with my feet. My vans are custom authentic. The waves were made by an artist in California. My flip flops are crusted from years of salt water and sand but my Sperry’s stand as the shoes I use the most. You can see the blow-outs on the toe and sides. They come from a couple thousand miles of combined ride time.


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  • mike at 6:07 pm

    Pretty dope! Everything looks so neat. Why would someone “knoll” though?

    • Govinda T. at 6:48 pm

      Thanks! That’s a great question! The term came from a workers shop where they used this method to lay out tools needed for specific projects.

  • Chandini at 8:12 pm

    Love it! Fantastic work!

  • Katrina Fernandez at 9:46 pm

    “Even my toothbrush whitens (bullshit)” haha! & I love the way you write!

    • Govinda T. at 9:50 pm

      Thank you!

  • Steven Rodriguez at 12:09 am

    I do this all the time! I had no idea there was an actual name for it though. My girlfriend thinks I’m crazy for always having my things in such a dressed up position but I like it. Keep it up Govinda!

  • jorgblancJB at 2:05 am

    Love the organization but how do you carry everything?

    • Govinda T. at 12:39 pm

      I actually have a pretty good set of book bags. I’ll add them to a future post for sure!

  • Troo at 5:54 pm

    Oh god. This appeals to my OCD in ways I cannot fully express, but which I suspect my fiancée may not thank you for 😀

    • Govinda T. at 6:59 pm

      Hilarious! I think that it helps, especially when I’m leaving for a trip. It helps me know that everything I need is there!