Submission Spotlight for 5th April 2013:

Submitted by David Hellmann. Unfortunately I don’t have any more info than that, but regardless it’s a lovely workspace. I’m on a real ‘home sweet home’ kick at the moment, so this sort of thing really enthuses me. On an anecdotal basis alone, this sort of warm atmosphere seems much more conducive to creativity than something more corporate. That’s not to say I’m correct of course - any and all workspaces are welcome in my inbox. 

The Submission Spotlight is a daily feature showcasing the best reader submissions I receive. Submit yours and it could be up next.

Workplace Showcase for 4th April 2013:

Another entry all the way from August 2012, this time from Desire to Inspire. The images here are from one of two semi detached houses by David Boyle Architect

For me, these are so appealing because they feel lived in - something summed up nicely by commenter ‘Ash’ over at Desire to Inspire

"Love seeing personalized homes which don’t look as if they have come out of the pages of Vogue Living."

Sophisticated minimalism needn’t restrict itself to the cold colours of glass, concrete and whitewash, surely? This doesn’t, and for me the result is a warm, friendly, creative workplace. 

The Workplace Showcase is a daily feature indulging in some of the very best work setups I’ve come across. Many are unattainable to all but the most resourceful reader, but for a these I turn a blind eye. Take the time to take inspiration and enjoyment from them without anything else getting in the way.

Workplace Showcase for 20th March 2013:

Originally posted on Freshome all the way back in August 2012, perhaps I’m a little late to the party. It’s so good though that I have little doubt you’ll enjoy a second viewing. 

You’re looking at a small snapshot of the Kirchplatz Office and Residence, born of a partnership between Huesler Architekten and Oppenheim Architecture + Design, both of whom now use it as an office space.

Originally a centuries old farmhouse, this extensive renovation puts the ample space to good use. Full of natural light and modern, minimalist styling it now provides the perfect setting for the two firms to work comfortably and without distraction.

There is a great deal more to this building than I’ve been able to describe in this short entry. The great people over at Dezeen, ArchDaily and Freshome each have a full overview and many more images for your viewing pleasure.

The Workplace Showcase is a daily feature indulging in some of the very best work setups I’ve come across. Many are unattainable to all but the most resourceful reader, but for these I turn a blind eye. Take the time to take inspiration and enjoyment from them without anything else getting in the way.

A long two weeks

It’s been several months since I last updated Simple Desks. You might remember that before the long absence I had planned to upgrade the site a little bit. Unfortunately as I worked on these upgrades my life underwent a few changes which, until now, have dominated most of my time.

I’ve managed to get a handle on things, and I’m pleased to finally let you all know that in the next few days Simple Desks will rumble into life again. I’ve got many, many submissions so there’s no shortage of content (quite the opposite).

During the intervening period I have received countless messages, all of them lovely. Thanks to everyone for being so patient and kind as always. Hopefully I can begin to repay your continued support in the coming days.

Many thanks, and a belated Happy New Year to you all.

Submission from The Gadget Flow:

You can see more images of the desk over at The Gadget Flow, part of the Cloudie Network of blogs.

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