A Lacrosse Lover’s Desk:
My grandfather, now 90, is a talented carpenter, and he made this desk for me. It is walnut with Queen Anne legs. I love all the cubbies and that you can fold up the table surface. I coach and play lacrosse, so we wanted a vintage lacrosse stick for our house; this one is from England. The vintage cotton NC flag was a great auction find.
I can’t pretend to know anything about lacrosse, but this is a nice example of a very personal desk. Sometimes minimalism can be taken as a very fixed set of aesthetic ideals, and this leads all too often to desks that consist literally of a desk, and a laptop. That isn’t minimalism. Simple Desks aims to demonstrate the balance between beauty and functionality. That, to me, is minimalism: using as little as possible to achieve as much as possible. There’s no point hiding all your tools away if it impedes your work.
Original source: Design Sponge.