If you like the Thinkpad nub, why not go for the Carbon X1? I think you can get similar specs (maybe a lower res screen) for ~$1.2k. Even cheaper if your company is part of that employee purchasing deal.
There's a Lemaire kaftan that's "coming soon" on matches for $286, size 54. Apparently you sigh up for an email alert and they'll let you know when it's in stock.
^That actually sounds pretty nice, doesn't take up any counter space either.
Thinking of getting something cheap like this https://www.amazon.com/Kuuk-Nespresso-Carousel-Rotating-Capsules/dp/B00X7X5EJO/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1483454969&sr=8-13&keywords=nespresso+holder