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.

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11 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Eames inspiration”

  1. posted by balconygal on

    Sigh, so pure. Makes me want to weep.

    However, as someone who has to run several computers at once, it’s so mind boggling I have a headache now.

  2. posted by Larry on

    Anyone know where the bulletin board things on the wall are from?

  3. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Larry — Leave a comment for Xtremetothemax on the page for of the photograph here. Xtreme has been responding to questions there.

  4. posted by Henning Stedtnitz on

    This makes me think of – such a beautiful site, and this setup proves it.

  5. posted by Holly (Xtremetothemax) on

    Yay! Thanks for choosing my space! BTW – I’ll be posting “before” pics to flickr this week if you’re curious.

    Larry – I’ll just post the answer here: I bought those pinboards through Pottery Barn about 6 months ago… They’re basically linen-covered foam.

  6. posted by Jude on

    What a horrible idea–an office without a computer. No thanks.

  7. posted by Andrew on


    She probably couldn’t afford the computer after getting the desk. DWR = $$$$$.

  8. posted by Tim on

    That’s an awesome desk. But, yikes, $1200 for a desk!?!

  9. posted by Holly (Xtremetothemax) on

    Jude – I have a Mac in my bedroom (you’ll see it if you look on flickr).
    I don’t use a computer when I work – my office is for drawing/painting.

  10. posted by Dream Mom DBA Dream Organizers on

    What a beautiful space! I like the serenity of it all. I also love mid century modern furniture. Your office is also cool because it doesn’t look like a typical office and because it reflects your personality.

    One suggestion, if you painted the far wall a color, the lamp in the space would pop out in the photo. I love the lamp, by the way. Very cool and artsy.

    As for $1200 for a desk, I paid around the same amount for mine and I love it. I have a laptop stored in the top drawer so it’s not visible. Mine is on the home page of my website (

  11. posted by Dave G on

    Looking at the “before” pictures from your flickr stream, you’ve obviously done a lot of work made the space a gajillion times more practical.

    Nice and lean, but seems like you’ve devoted a lot of your home to workspace, for a Stuytown apartment 😉 You’ve got two bedrooms and a dining alcove but this room accounts for about a third of the apartment and almost all of the “public” space.

    Obviously it works for you and makes you happy, so kudos!

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