Today marks the 1 year anniversary that MinimalDesks became hatched out on Tumblr. To date we have 683 inspirational desk/workspace postings with thousands of followers and scores of daily visitors to the site directly. I am proud that during this time the site has not missed one single day of postings for your enjoyment. This includes weekends, holidays and vacations. This has been a true labor of love for me and I remain as engaged today as I was starting out a year ago.
We’ve had many posts featured on Life Hacker, Macworld Sweden and we recently made Herman Miller’s Top 10 Destinations of the week. MinimalDesks will soon be featured in the Design category under the Tumblr Spotlight. It feels wonderful getting recognized as a resource and adding value to the community at large.
Thanks so much to our wonderful readers for following along this past year and sharing us with your own followers constantly. I look to many great things in the year ahead.
Bedroom workspace featured in a glass house in Hiroshima, Japan.
Here’s my desk, finally.
Back in April I revealed that in spite of running a site based around desks and workspaces, I did not own one of my own since relocating domiciles for work two and a half years ago. After working on my Macbook Pro from the kitchen table or the sofa I embarked on what I deemed a “desk-quest.” I did not to set out to buy any desk, but a desk that I viewed as an heirloom piece that I could pass down to my son 50-plus years from now. I researched all of the components and methodologies that go into crafting quality, lasting furniture. I examined types of wood. I studied construction. I scrutinized finishes and I looked at hardware. After a culmination of many late nights and early mornings I arrived at what I feel is a match made in heaven.
I’ve used this desk for the past 30 days and I notice something quite interesting. My computer infrequently touches this desk and primarily resides in my briefcase when home, with some exceptions of course. Most often I update MinimalDesks right from my iPad and sofa. My desk time is largely spent reading out of paper books or writing in my paper Moleskine journal. I spend 9 hours daily on my computer in the office, so essentially, this home oriented workspace emerged as my digital-less sanctuary. My way of re-connecting to paper and ink and abandoning the 1’s and 0’s, even if for only for a few hours. Talk about liberating.
**Since I know some may wonder. My workspace is setup in the den at the back of the house. So, that’s not actually the front door you see in the picture.