The Oval Office has a very pretty floor! You’d never know it based on most photos of the White House’s most famous non-square-shaped room, but the president spends his days walking on a Reagan-era design. It’s a heck of an improvement over the wood-grain linoleum of the Johnson years.
While in Chicago wooing fat cat donors with deep pockets, President Obama took a few moments to talk technology, and opine on the state of his personal gadgets in the Oval Office. Short version: He wants better shit because he's the president.
Baskets like this one are scattered throughout the West Wing to collect BlackBerrys, iPhones, RAZRs or any other bleepy-bloopy things visitors to the Oval Office have in their pockets. [Callie Shell/Time]