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Desk-A-Day: Einstein's Desk

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 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!

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