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Your office desk, a home away from home, where you spend most of your weekdays staring at a screen. My wonderful fellow remote writers have shared a glimpse of their desk setups so that I could judge their sacred space. Thanks to everyone who participated and made me insanely jealous of working from home.
The duality of man and the duality of screens. Now, you may think Kyle works from home, but I can confirm this is actually a private office space in the Baseball Hall of fame. While other people on this list went for aesthetics, Kyle went for effective usability. That little-tiered contraption seems to be not only for space saving but also carpal tunnel syndrome prevention and screen visibility. The plastic mat will boost the longevity of the carpet and makes for easy wheeling around. He has a whiteboard for eco-friendly brainstorming. Just make us all look bad I guess.
This would be the ultimate winner for best smelling office space since there is not one, but TWO candles nestled on the desk. However, the biggest concern I have is the candles combined with the multitude of wires seems like a fire hazard. It is my civic duty to report you to OSHA if you don’t tidy that shit up.
While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this setup, I imagine Nick spends a decent chunk of time convincing people he’s not a germaphobe. It’s probably the most sterile set up I’ve ever seen. All white, big Purell bottle, original flavor chapstick, and a plain glass, presumably for lukewarm tap water. I assume that outside of the frame there’s a slice of dry bread and latex gloves sitting on the corner of the desk. I am slightly concerned about the Start Talking Cards, particularly the “Come chill, my guy!” line. Would love feedback if that has ever not creeped someone out.
I will give props for the Matryoshka doll which looks fun to mess around with. Also, major points for the #1 Copywriter mug. I like the confidence of that statement. Go big or go home, right?
This is the most boring desktop wallpaper I’ve ever seen, and it’s used twice! Come on man, jazz it up a bit. You’re running Windows 10; the world is your oyster. The only piece that makes this desk not feel entirely like a stock photo is the punching bag. I’m picturing Delph just going to town on the thing when he gets frustrated with expense reports, or call logs, or whatever it is that he deals with at work. Kinda a red flag for someone with anger issues, but we’ll let it slide.
While the overall set up is underwhelming, Delph really came back with a big redemption in the form of the Pilot G2 sitting out for all to see. I have respect for anyone who uses the champion of the writing instrument world. Way to knock it out of the pen park buddy.
The life of a podcaster. I don’t want to give too much heat because his set up is the best option for earthquake safety, and that carries a lot of weight. The biggest eye catcher in this set up is the disc on the chair. My first reaction was why the hell does JR sit on a Roomba while he’s working? But some zooming in and product name Google searching has revealed that little round guy is actually a stability wobble cushion. Glad that JR cares more about core strength than having a functioning office space.
The whole thing is a little depressing tbh. Big kudos for having such an organized shoe set up though.
Strong start right out of the gate with the asiago bagel and avocado. Cush is a millennial through and through. Once again with the dual monitors (why does everyone have this and I don’t?!). The biggest flaw in this set up is the shallow cubicle walls, which is the fault of whoever designed the floor layout, but Cush is going to have to take the heat for it. The limited privacy seems like it would be overwhelming. How do you casually scratch the inside of your nose or floss your teeth after lunch without looking like a huge loser?
Big redemption on the chair. That bad boy looks insanely comfy, and the brown leather finish screams “watch me climb the corporate ladder!” I bet it reclines super far back too, and the lumbar support is probably out of this world. God, I am so wet right now.
While I wanted my own desk space to be the highest ranked, I lost a lot of clout by only having one monitor screen. I will give myself a big pat on the back for having the most colorful space though. My desk back/cabinets are covered with stickers and coasters from breweries I’ve visited to show my coworkers I know how to have a good time, and that I’m better than them. I’m also ensuring if I’m ever let go, I will have the most embarrassing day of my life taking everything down.
Rating: 6/10 .