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:
Here's Einstein's desk, photographed by LIFE's Ralph Morse on the day the great physicist died (April 18, 1955).
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 clutter sparks the brain, and it's got a cool aesthetic in its own right (in a weird way).
What's the verdict, Curbliers? Messy desk or neat-freak; which one are you? Let me know in the comments, and post a picture if you've got one!