Most people like to adorn the walls of their office or cubicle with pictures of their family, newspaper clippings, posters, joke sheets, decorations, their kid's artwork, and office memos. Most people have stuff laying around on their desk like files, memos, boxes, catalogs, to-do lists, knick-knacks, etc.
As for me, I prefer my cubicle to look uninhabited when I'm not there at the stand-up desk. There are no pictures on the walls, no clutter on the desk, no garbage can under the desk, no piles of dust on the cabinets, nothing laying around. Just a plain calendar to mark a red X on vacation days and a small bin to collect paper for the recycling bin.
Sometimes I get strange looks from my clutter collecting co-workers and suppliers who can't seem to grasp how someone could actually have a cubicle that is so plain.
But if I come across a red Swingline stapler someday, I'll bring it to work and leave it on the desk.
My wife bought me what I always wanted to jazz up the cubicle. And no, you can not borrow it..