You can tell a lot about a person by his or her workspace. They say “clean desk, clean mind,” but surveying the heaps of used coffee cups and magazines strewn about our office, we’d like to think it’s a little more complicated than that.
We see all the amazing work our community produces, and now we’re keen to go behind the scenes. Show us where the magic happens! Whether it’s a commercial office, home office, internet cafe or Starbucks, we want to see where you get your designing done.
We’ll post the collection next week and, hey, maybe we’ll even throw some of our own into the mix. For now, take inspiration from this collection of sleek minimalist spaces, ultra hi-tech oases, and absolute disasters.
LOOP‘s design space embraces lo-fi in the form of chalkboard
This web designer’s space, meanwhile, is serious about screen real estate
Yummygum’s head office in Amsterdam is the monotone zone — ever so slightly on the type-A side of the spectrum?
A desk at design firm Invisible Creature, on the other hand, is crammed with visual inspiration
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld prizes his home library. That’s a lot of magazines.
Drew Wright’s graphic design space is considerably less bookish
Apparently things tend to pile up in former vice president Al Gore’s home office
Steve Jobs says of his 1982 home, “all you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo.” Typically zen.
Tina Fey, post-its and the boss.
Not pink …
Really down to earth
Serene and all, but could use a heap of cigarette ash, some empty Red Bull cans and perhaps a water bottle full of urine…
That’s the ticket
Backyard office — cute, but where’s the beer?
Ah, that’s more like it
Our workspaces fall somewhere between these extremes, and we’re guessing (hoping) yours do too. Let’s have a look! Share where you work — submit your photos here!
Just to make things a little more interesting, we’ll even throw a few t-shirts into the mix: one for the sweetest workspace (you can tell us why you think so) and one for the biggest… fixer-upper.