7 posts tagged Minimal
Reader Stefan’s workspace for most of 2012. To me it’s the embodiment of simple and effective.
Sleek and simple desk. Only the essentials needed.
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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.
Matt Bango has a great reason to keep his desk tidy and his office spartan; anything cluttering up his desk blocks his sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. Although not all of us work overlooking Manhattan we can all take a cue from Matt and arrange our work space around whatever view we can scrape together—a window, a soothing poster on the wall, or a stand of hearty indoor plants.
Doesn’t get more minimal than that.