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Reader Ricardo from Black Lion Media shares his amazing desk and equipment list with us.

I am a web designer and front-end developer so I spend lots of time in front of a screen (8-14hrs). I’ve bought and went through lots of desks and chairs in my life. They usually start off comfortable but many of them wear out and I end up tossing them out. Then I received a contract position at Herman Miller and instantly fell in love with their furniture. The Envelope Desk slides towards me so I can bring the screen closer to me and the Embody Chair is going to be my chair for the next 10 years if not longer. I instantly felt the difference going from what I had before to these two items. The chair just holds my back when I work in the reclined position and I kick up my feet on my foot pillow. 



Embody Chair




Envelope Desk




Flute Lamp




Flo Monitor




Foot Cushion, Half-Cylinder Design




Yugioh Artwork (by CocoMilla @ Etsy)




Brenthaven 15” Collins Slim Brief




mStand by Rain Design




Elago Aluminum Mouse Pad




George Nelson Wooden Starburst Clock




Wiremold WSR320-s Desktop Power Center




Sennheiser RS 180 Digital Wireless Headphone System




Airport Time Capsule - 2TB




Western Digital My Book World Edition - 2TB

Reader Ricardo from Black Lion Media shares his amazing desk and equipment list with us.

I am a web designer and front-end developer so I spend lots of time in front of a screen (8-14hrs). I’ve bought and went through lots of desks and chairs in my life. They usually start off comfortable but many of them wear out and I end up tossing them out. Then I received a contract position at Herman Miller and instantly fell in love with their furniture.

The Envelope Desk slides towards me so I can bring the screen closer to me and the Embody Chair is going to be my chair for the next 10 years if not longer. I instantly felt the difference going from what I had before to these two items. The chair just holds my back when I work in the reclined position and I kick up my feet on my foot pillow. 

  • Embody Chair
  • Envelope Desk
  • Flute Lamp
  • Flo Monitor
  • Foot Cushion, Half-Cylinder Design
  • Yugioh Artwork (by CocoMilla @ Etsy)
  • Brenthaven 15” Collins Slim Brief
  • mStand by Rain Design
  • Elago Aluminum Mouse Pad
  • George Nelson Wooden Starburst Clock
  • Wiremold WSR320-s Desktop Power Center
  • Sennheiser RS 180 Digital Wireless Headphone System
  • Airport Time Capsule - 2TB
  • Western Digital My Book World Edition - 2TB
Reader Nathan from Wildfire Studios, a creative firm, based in Guelp, Ontario Canada shares his desk with us. I’m really feeling the chair, and the ostrich egg.

The chair is an Ikea SKRUVSTA. I use a Retina MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display (I love fruit, what can I say?), but keep the Mac and assorted RAID drives for my business tucked beneath the desk. The speakers are Audioengine A2s, which have since been discontinued. The desk was a local find.
I also keep an ostrich egg on the desk, which was a gift from a friend’s travels. It reminds me of what really matters in life, and gives me some perspective.

Reader Nathan from Wildfire Studios, a creative firm, based in Guelp, Ontario Canada shares his desk with us. I’m really feeling the chair, and the ostrich egg.

The chair is an Ikea SKRUVSTA. I use a Retina MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display (I love fruit, what can I say?), but keep the Mac and assorted RAID drives for my business tucked beneath the desk. The speakers are Audioengine A2s, which have since been discontinued. The desk was a local find.

I also keep an ostrich egg on the desk, which was a gift from a friend’s travels. It reminds me of what really matters in life, and gives me some perspective.

Sexy workspace submission by Stefan!

I just wall mounted my iMac. I thought you might like it! ;)
Description: I am located in Amsterdam and currently doing my Masters (almost finished). I don’t do anything computer intense but I love having a clean but tasteful, minimal desk. It helps me to clear my sometimes cluttered mind. I love being close to windows since, especially in a city, it’s important to have a sense of nature. 

Sexy workspace submission by Stefan!

I just wall mounted my iMac. I thought you might like it! ;)

Description: I am located in Amsterdam and currently doing my Masters (almost finished). I don’t do anything computer intense but I love having a clean but tasteful, minimal desk. It helps me to clear my sometimes cluttered mind. I love being close to windows since, especially in a city, it’s important to have a sense of nature.