November 15, 2012
We recently took a look at the workspaces of creative types (like Ray Eames) who find inspiration in excess, an “organized chaos” of sorts. But what about the opposite: those who flourish in a more orderly office? Get a glimpse at few desks whose occupants stay on task by staying tidy — then leave us a comment to let us know what kind of space keeps you motivated, and why. Read more
September 14, 2011
The only thing lacking from Eric Karjaluoto‘s recent essay on the pros and cons of a clean desk were pictures. What did the creative director’s desk really look like? Was it as tidy as he suggested in his essay? The answers is a resounding yes (see below). In the piece Karjaluoto reacts to a colleague’s criticism of design firms that have “clean desk” policies. How tied are we to the myth of creatives being messy? Is it true that from the chaos genius is born? What do you think?
Above: Eric Karjaluoto‘s at his nearly empty desk.
Above and below: Ryan, one of the designers at SmashLab, has a bit more stuff on his desk but it’s still tidy.