from Instagram: http://bit.ly/1QADhSB
In my last stint of self-employment, I made do with a standing desk in the bedroom and borrowing study rooms at the University of Georgia.
This time around, I wanted something more permanent, but also purely functional. Somewhere that said “it’s time to work and get home” while still pleasant and comfortable.
I loved this minimalist approach of only adding as you need things, instead of outfitting everything at once. In this photo, I’ve got a –
Mac Magic Mouse – because I need a mouse.
Legal Pad – doing double duty as a mousepad.
Pilot G-2 Pen – discovery from my Nebo days.
Nalgene – Bing branded because digital hipster (and it was conference SWAG).
SMS Audio STREET by 50 Headphones – because they are better than Beats & I work from home with noise-cancelling headphones.
I also lived in/around Athens, GA for 15 years. So when I found a Jittery Joe’s open in downtown Atlanta…I feel the need to walk there for midday coffee.
Everything is sitting on a basic IKEA desk and with an IKEA Torkel swivel chair. The double windows provide the pleasantness.
Since the photo, I’ve added –
ASUS VS248H-P 24″ Full HD Monitor – for additional workroom and for screencasts/videos. The Mac retina display is great for viewing, but horrible to get a standard 1080 HD screencast.
Laptop Stand – to raise and angle my laptop to eye-level so I’m not doing the hunch all day.
Solar Keyboard – to type since my laptop is raised up.
Since my team is in Delhi and I work with contractors and contributors remotely, the office doesn’t have to be client-facing. It just has to work. And thus far it’s doing quite well.