I bought a desk and chair at an estate sale last week. I'm excited to style it and shoot accessories on its top, like the collection above. The detritus of a desktop changes over the years, with certain objects fading into obscurity and others surviving no matter what cultural change is afoot. Not to mention the question of work style and work space, and whether or not you thrive on clutter or find it distracting. This week's listicle is about work space:
- This classic photo book captures famous authors at work in their preferred space. In the intro, Saul Bellow says, "I look at these photographs with a prurient interest, the way that I might look at the beds of notorious courtesans."
- This was once an office staple. They look so stylish now! You can buy them here.
- Remember Olivetti, the Italian manufacturer of typewriters? Check out their showroom, circa 1954. Move over Apple, you are not the first to sell keyboards in a stunning space.
- At my first job out of college, my boss made me stand watch while she did this.
- Best work distraction of the week is Molly McNearney's twitter feed. As Jimmy Kimmel's head writer, she's just as funny as he is only in 140 characters. Sample: "Before you get annoyed by that text message from your mom-remember it took her 17 minutes and one finger to send."
- Here's that desk and chair that I bought last weekend. 1st Dibs is asking $2400. My price is half that. Email me if you are interested.
Photo of desk collection by Renn Kuhnen.