Desk-A-Day: Vitra's Citizen Office

By: Bruno Jan 13, 2011

 

You know and love Vitra for its designer furniture and Girard Dolls; here's their take on the modern office. They call it the 'Citizen Office', a concept that encourages occupants to work using a range of postures and to move within the office as much as possible. In the Citizen Office, employees decide the appropriate work style, posture and place to suit each activity. 

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Desk-A-Day: Alicia's Brand New Home Office

By: Chrisjob Jan 12, 2011

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Curbly reader and guest blogger Alica Di Raga recently moved into a new townhome, and got the chance to create a totally sweet home office from… Continue Reading

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My Total Office Makeover: How to Make a Custom, DIY Desk (IKEA Hack!)

By: Chrisjob Jan 11, 2011

Welcome to our newest blog series, My Total Office Makeover, in which Curbly's editor-in-chief, Chris Gardner, realizes that as a full-time design and craft blogger working from home, he'd better transform his second bedroom into an inspiring space where work can actually get done.

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Part III: The Custom Desk

(Read Part II here) Having figured out a functional floorplan, I busted out the hex-key and got things assembled. I chose a basic rectangular desk top with basic legs for my media workstation, and weeded my collection of gear down the essentials. It was still very apparent, however, that I… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Small, Space-Saving Workspace

By: Bruno Jan 11, 2011

This office looks it'd make you want to just stop by on your way to the bathroom and do a little work.

Closet organizer desk

Benita at Chez Larsson says: 

"There's not a whole lot of room but just enough to get the work done. This is where I spend 20+ hours a week blogging and doing other blog… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: How to Make a Wall Mounted Computer Station

By: Chrisjob Jan 07, 2011

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Today's Desk-A-Day post is extra special: not only does it provide a bit of inspiration, it shows you how to make your own wall-mounted computer station. This is perfect for those without a dedicated room to house a desktop computer, but who need a little bit of space to get work done without getting absorbed into the rest of the… Continue Reading

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Joel's Luxury Loft/Desk

By: Diy maven Jan 07, 2011

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Seventeen-year-old Joel Vardy needed more workspace at his desk, so instead of expanding out, he decided to build up and take advantage of the high ceiling in his room. He's provided a… Continue Reading

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Before & After: How To Create a Wallpaper Patchwork Desk

By: Capreek Jan 06, 2011

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Today we've got a "before & after" and a "how-to" all rolled into one.  I hope you're ready!  Let's see how this 10-year-old Ikea desk gets transformed with some paint, fabric, and a bit of… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Imogen Heap

By: Bruno Jan 06, 2011

 

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January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly; we're exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make our creative spaces amazing.

Imogen Heap's desk

Every day in January, we're featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we're calling "Desk-A-Day". Today's desk comes from British-born singer and composer Imogen Heap. Note the furry exercise ball in lieu of a chair. And the grand piano shell that serves… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Jillian Frances

By: Chrisjob Jan 05, 2011

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January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly, where we'll be exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make the spaces where we work and express our creativity as amazing as they can be.

Throughout the month of January, we're featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we're callingContinue Reading

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Make a 'Murphy' Bedside Table

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2011

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Perfect for tiny bedrooms and/or the ultra tidy, this Murphy-style bedside table folds up when not in use and looks like a piece of art. Clever, huh? The cherry on top, of course, is that… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Einstein's Desk

By: Bruno Jan 04, 2011

You don't have to understand the theory of relativity to know a creative workspace comes in many forms. And some of the most brilliant are also, well, messy:

Einstein's desk on the day he died

Here's Einstein's desk, photographed by LIFE's Ralph Morse on the day the great physicist died (April 18, 1955). 

Einstein's desk

The point here, I think, is that a work space doesn't have to be minimalist sparse and futuristic to be inspiring. For some people, a little… Continue Reading

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Work _____: Kicking Cubicles to the Curb

By: Bruno Jan 03, 2011

No more cubicles!
Picture yourself in a gray cubicle, surrounded by a dozen others, on the fourth floor of a suburban office building large enough to have its own postal code. See the little ridges of dust behind your aging computer monitor? See the worn spot on your mousepad where your wrist has rubbed the color off? Below the desk, just behind the trash can (which is the changing-est thing in the cube, by simple virtue of its being emptied every night), there's… Continue Reading

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Desk-A-Day: Illustrator Kate Bingaman Burt

By: Chrisjob Jan 03, 2011

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January 2011 is Workspace month on Curbly, where we'll be exploring DIY ideas, organization tips, and design inspiration to make the spaces where we work and express our creativity as amazing as they can be.

Throughout the month of January, we'll be featuring an inspiring office or workspace in a series we're calling… Continue Reading

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How To: Recycled Wood Pallet Table

By: Jill w Dec 30, 2010

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Wood pallets are an unfortunate bystander of our everyday shipping needs. But luckily wood is extremely recyclable and these four pallets were able to turned into a rustic DIY dining table.  … Continue Reading

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Yea or Nay: Spool Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Dec 28, 2010

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A wooden spool as a coffee table. Perfectly modern-country or too… Continue Reading

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