Workspace of the Week: Lecture writing home workspace

This week’s Workspace of the Week is PennPal’s repurposed home office:

I have a number of praises for PennPal’s workspace, but before I delve into them I wanted to make sure everyone saw the wonderful description that accompanied the photograph in our Flickr pool:

This is where an ESL lecturer gets stuff done at home, away from the hectic classroom and the distractions of a shared office at the Uni.

I was inspired by photos of Dieter Rams home workspace and needed extra surface area for occasional co-working with my better-half. The Melltorp table is Ikea’s best lesser-known desk option. Add a flipped-over Pluggis for a monitor stand and a few candlesticks for the speakers.

I also have a phobia for visible wires.

(I’m not certain, but I think this is the inspiration PennPal used for the home office.)

I love how white is the base color, which helps a great deal with keeping distractions to a minimum. A single color of any kind could have the same effect. I also love the cable control in this office — so many items are wireless, and those with wires have them culled with hooks on the back lip of the table. The speaker stands are ingenious. There are so many things to be inspired by in this office; thank you, PennPal, for sharing your space with us.

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

4 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Lecture writing home workspace”

  1. posted by Greg Chabala on

    When I think of the long term, I would be more distracted by changing batteries in all the wireless things than the presence of wires.

  2. posted by Sarah on

    Very clever with the candlestick speaker holders. I know what you mean with trying to keep those wires out of sight. It used to be a rather unseemly task trying to hide the all the wires and extension cords, but now just about everything tech has a wireless option, which leaves our office spaces relatively cluttered free.

  3. posted by Doris Russell on

    Thanks for the ideas.

  4. posted by Lynda on

    It’s those tiny hits of colour from the artwork, the lovely lamp and the yellow accents defining the alcove curve…

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