Minimal Desks, earlier today:
One comment that surfaces periodically is that I post too many desks with Apple computers. I feel the essence of this site is far less about iMac’s and Macbooks and far more about showcasing workspaces globally that inspire and provide ideas to our readers. It just so happens that numerous really great workspaces I find or suggested by others have an Apple computer on the desk. Furthermore, my philosophy is that while I am personally a Macbook Pro user, an individuals tools are a highly personal preference and people should use the computer that gets the job done best for themselves. That is my aim with each posting here and I try to present diversity as much as possible. Finally, truth be told, I actually favor those desks that have no computers whatsoever. Of course, this is not always realistic based on what work needs to get done but I am a large fan of the analog and the simplicity that comes from good old fashioned paper and ink!
In a fitting coincidence I also wrote a little about the same issue with regards to a workspace which I’ll post later on today. The fact that this issue is common to both sites speaks volumes. I also receive regular mail from readers asking about the the disproportional volume of workspaces that feature Macs in comparison to PCs, or indeed those with no computer at all (which I much prefer). Although I try my best to stop myself from indulging in worthless ‘gallery workspaces’ occasionally I fail. To try and combat this, I often ask for submissions that specifically veer away from these usual desk paradigms, and over the past month or two I’ve found and received some wonderfully different approaches.
Some of the best: Babak Tizkar’s submission, an artist’s unusually organised workspace, a more conventionally creative workspace, a different kind of desk, and Zopsesen’s stylish Dell-central workspace.
Submit your own desk, or one you found on the web, here.