Workspace of the Week: Briefcase office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Chuck_Notorious’ Gig Bag:

I’m not convinced that a soft-sided briefcase is the best solution for electrical equipment, but I really like the inspiration behind Chuck_Notorious’ design. In one bag, Chuck has assembled everything needed for his job, and the bag is where the equipment permanently lives. He’s not pulling things out of the bag, he’s using the bag as is. Genius! If you have a job where travel is an integral aspect of what you do, consider building yourself a gig bag or briefcase office. Make it so you don’t have to pack and unpack everywhere you go. This is efficient and well organized. Great job, Chuck!

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.

Workspace of the Week: The non-office office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is TheHappy1′s non-office office:

I like this office because it can fit into any living space of a home. The design elements might not be your style, but the concept can work for anyone. It has a few office items — stapler, pen cup, computer, paper shredder, filing basket — but otherwise it’s just a small table and a chair in a room. The wireless printer sits in another area behind a cabinet door, out of sight. If you’re someone who doesn’t have a whole room to devote to an office, this is a great, uncluttered alternative. Thank you, TheHapp1 for your submission!

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.

Workspace of the Week: Eames inspiration

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Xtremetothemax’s mid-century Eames office:

One of the things that is unique about this office is that it is completely void of a computer. The Eames desk and storage unit, in combination with the other design elements, work to create a mid-century, clutter-free wonderland. There are so many unique touches in this space, like the game board on top of the filing cabinet and the vertical and horizontal book shelves. Maybe its my love affair with 20th century design, but I look at this office and can’t stop imagining how much I would love to work here.

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.

Workspace of the Week: All about zen

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Normaniac’s zen office:

Filling his space with greenery and glass, Normaniac’s office is tranquil, free of clutter, and awe-inspiring. This office looks like a place where it would be easy to keep your mind focused on the big picture and calmly move from task to task. A space like this makes working from home a very appealing option.

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.

Workspace of the Week: A transformed room

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AimeeRoo’s transformed office:

The area has purpose, structure, and space to move and be creative. What is best of all, is that it used to look like this:

AimeeRoo committed herself to shaping up the space, and even did it without spending a single dollar on the redesign. Other angles of the room include a dedicated arts and craft space and her washer and dryer. Before, it was a disorganized room, and now it’s a wonderful, transformed office. Great work, AimeeRoo!

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.

Workspace of the Week: Repurposed artist’s studio

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Vitamin Design’s artist workbench:

I particularly appreciate how Vitamin Design has repurposed an Ikea kitchen island into a standing art desk. The stainless steel that is helpful in a kitchen is fabulous when working with paint. It’s nicely organized, to boot!

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.

Instant workspace

Design Within Reach currently has a promotion where you can get all of the furniture for a home office for $2,018 until February 26. This initially sounds like a lot of dough, until you look at the items in the package:

If you’re just starting out or are interested in redoing your office and you’re into the look that Design Within Reach offers, this is actually a decent sale price. You get a Tavola table, Panton chair, Leaf light, a Cubits Shelving unit, and a file cabinet on wheels. Plus, it comes with free shipping. Not too shabby.

As a final note on this specific topic … I own a Panton chair and should warn you that it carries quite a big static charge during winter months. If I sit in it, the next thing I touch gives me a shock. I even run a humidifier full time in my home. It’s not a deal breaker in my mind, but annoying enough that I thought I would share the information.

Along with the idea of an instant office, Reader Chris brought to our attention the Apartment-in-a-Box. Quite interesting!

Workspace of the Week: Garage storage for professional photographer

This week’s Workspace of the Week is professional photographer Raisinhell’s equipment storage in the garage:

Raisinhell has a number of pictures up in the flickr pool, but the one that speaks to me the most is the garage image posted here. The equipment is stored where it is needed (next to cars), it is grouped by type, the heaviest items are at waist height or lower, and it occupies a space (between stalls) that would otherwise go unused. It’s a wonderful utilization of space and nothing can get lost. Bravo!

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.

Workspace of the Week: Winter white wonderland

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Accolady’s office in white:

Accolady’s office is tidy and serene with splashes of color for interest. One of my favorite aspects of the office is her corner where she stores notebooks and her Kodak camera collection:

Be sure to check out her other picture in the flickr pool to see wonderful details like the small hook she has under the desk for her purse. The space is truly fantastic.

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.

Workspace of the Week: Black and white class and glass

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Cramerica’s office in white, black, class and glass:

What speaks to me about this office is that the choices of white, black, and glass objects make it so that the work, in this case the computer monitors, are at the center of attention. There isn’t anything visually cluttering up the space or distracting from the work. A person could really think in here. Additionally, with the desk and light both being Ikea pieces, I like knowing that other readers could recreate this design without feeling too hefty of a hit in their pocketbooks.

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.

Workspace of the Week: Brian’s studio office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Brian’s studio office:

Brian is one of Unclutterer’s programmers, so I was excited when I found his office posted in the flickr workspace pool. You can see in the photo that his small home office is used for much more than just sending e-mail. I particularly love his microphone on the boom swing and the acoustic baffle that has a functional purpose and is also a design element. His Les Paul guitar even acts as artwork when not being played. Brian’s attention to organization allows him to do a lot with this room with very little space.

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.

Workspace of the Week: My new favorite office

This week’s Workspace of the Week is MaryEarly75′s home office:

I have to be honest with all of you, this may be my favorite office yet. Wow. I stared at it for five minutes before I could even turn and look at something else. The picture says it all.

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.