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One of the things I’ve been working on is setting up an office space. My awesome roomie Katie is the queen of decorating, and she encouraged me to co-opt the dining room for an office space so that I could in fact sleep in one room and work in another. It’s been awesome.
The first thing Katie did was take the door off the kitchen pantry (ssshh don’t tell, we’ll put it back) and we got two trestle stands from IKEA to lay it on. This is genius and I might now and forever always use a door for a desk, though I have not priced doors lately. The cool thing is the hole for the knob works great as a cable keeper for everything that plugs in underneath. The desk is big enough for my blueberry iMac (which I use for word processing when I need to NOT BE ON THE INTERNET) and my laptop as well as various other desky things. I lined the wall under the calendar with my favorite musicians (mostly guitar players) for inspiration. I got the map at a teacher supply store…a really good place for giant, cheap maps. This is not a Canon ad.
Across the way I have a SECOND desk, which isn’t complete yet but it is the Analog Desk (making the other one the Digital Desk). If you notice, there’s nothing on this one that plugs in or could get wifi or ring or anything. I got the idea from Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, who uses his analog desk to storyboard his ideas. I stocked it with index cards (which are a really fun and easy note-taking and doodle tool, I have discovered) and such, though I need an office supply store binge sometime to really trick it out. Susan bought me an old school pencil sharpener in Tulsa when I saw it in an antique store had a nostalgia freak out about it in the store…we used those things all the time in grade school. Sometimes you could waste a lot of time pretending to sharpen your pencils perfectly until the teacher yelled at you to sit down.
The Old Man from Pawn Stars bobbleheads over the whole thing, a reminder to keep on task, but keep it hilarious.