Workspace of the Week: Super simple

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Ross’ small space home workstation:

I chose this week’s workspace because I like how sleek and practical it is, especially for a small space when someone works in a traditional off-site office. I also like Ross’ description of his choices:

Minimalist PC ‘desk’, utilizing the small space I have. What more do you need?

Wall mounted monitor, floating shelf, leather gas lift chair, and some cable management.

I think the chair makes the space because it’s stylish and looks great next to the dark wall color. Since the height adjusts, it can be used for different purposes beyond just working at the desk. I also like that the desk was hung at standing height to offer an alternative working position. And, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that amazing cable management — wow! It’s fun and non-traditional, and I like how creative and practical it is for its owner. Thank you, Ross, for sharing your workspace 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.

10 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Super simple”

  1. posted by egirlrocks on

    Fun and non-traditional it may be, but there could be some serious safety issues here. I can’t tell if that’s a heater under the desk. If it is, it seems awfully close to where a person’s feet would rest on the stool. Also can’t tell if the door on the right is for a closet or is the door to the room. If it’s the room door, it looks like it can’t be opened more than half way . . . a drag trying to get in and out of the room, and definitely not good in an emergency.

  2. posted by Availle on

    The thing underneath looks like a computer to me 😉
    Personally I’d place it with a long side against the wall – it may save a bit more space, and you have to step off the chair to do anything with it (insert a cd for example) anyway.

    In any case, every time I see something like this, I seriously wonder what people actually DO there. I mean: There is NO paper!
    On the one hand I find it cool, and I know there are many computer based jobs that don’t require writing anything down. On the other hand, I never managed to do this, so I have a huge amount of paper on my desk…

  3. posted by Bert on

    Looks nice, but shouldn’t the monitor be at the user’s eye level? And i agree with the foregoing comments, especially Availle’s; the stacks and stacks of papers might be behind the photographer when this picture was taken. 🙂

  4. posted by Clean Popo on

    Wall mounting the monitor is genius. I have a stand for my dual monitor setup that keeps the desk clear. Dont know what I would do without it.

  5. posted by Jan on

    Like Bert wrote, this doesn’t look very ergonomic.
    Regarding papers, maybe there’s a box with hanging files under the bed? Most work involving computers don’t require daily paper management – unless something is wrong. 🙂

  6. posted by lifekeepshappening on

    Why did the person in the photographed situation not opt for a high powered laptop?

  7. posted by Lesley on

    I can’t imagine never, ever having a need to refer to paper or books. The only way I can see someone using this setup is it they game, and only game.

    @lifekeepshappening, it’s much cheaper to buy a high-powered PC than a high-powered laptop.

  8. posted by lifekeepshappening on

    I agree it looks like a playspace, not a workspace. It seems a poor solution for gaming, but possibly the user is young and hasn’t developed postural issues yet.

  9. posted by Lee on

    This really is the simplistic approach I know I shoutd of guessed it would be. My first visit to unclutterer. I think I would soon get too much stuff to keep this place clear though.

    Great stuff lee

  10. posted by Ross Knight on

    Just to clear up some of the controversy over my workspace..

    Yes that’s defiantly a computer at the bottom, not a heater, and I don’t need to get off the chair to insert a CD, I can actually plug things into the rear usb’s from seated, gas lift chair works wonders.

    The monitor is defiantly eye level, again… gas lift chair…

    And it’s not a ‘playspace’ yes I game, but I also use Illustrator and Photoshop to do the work needed, which doesn’t need ‘stacks of paper’

    And I chose the PC because a custom built pc is far superior to a laptop in the same price range anyway.

    Now that’s cleared up, I’m honored it got workspace of the week, and gutted I only just found out, but thanks, I’ve since added ambient lighting to the wall mounted monitor.


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