2011 brought a full year of great music mixes to inspire us while we work—and while we play. Our thanks to those creative folks who gave us a look at the song picks that kept their workday (and ours) humming along throughout the year. Be sure to keep an eye out for more interviews and playlists from some of our favorite workspaces in 2012.
In the meantime, take a look back at some of tunes we featured in this first part of our “Best of” list. There were so many to choose from that we decided to sneak in part two on Monday.
Here’s to more music finds in 2012.
PLAYLIST, BEST OF 2011: PART ONE
January Hymn by The Decemberists from The Playlist: Designer & Musician Matthew Thornton
Symphony No. 3, II by Philip Glass from The Playlist: Environmental Lifestyle Expert Danny Seo
‘Round Midnight by Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea from The Playlist: Stylist & Product/Interior Designer Sofie Brünner
Belong by Washed Out from The Playlist: Matthew and Kasey Hickey of Turntable Kitchen
Optimist by Zoe Keating from The Playlist: Kristin Appenbrink of RealSimple.com
Peacebone by Animal Collective from The Playlist: Web Designer & Developer Dustin Hoffman
Paris 1919 by John Cale from The Playlist: Designer, animator, and filmmaker Todd St. John
Open Rhythms by Bodies of Water from The Playlist: Writer, Editor, and Musician Zinzi Edmundson
Vicious Traditions by The Veils from The Playlist: Industrial designer Matthew Weatherly
Image sources (clockwise, starting top left): Studio Aandacht and Jeroen vd Spek, Justin Gage, Amy Feezor, Joelle Alcaidinho, Carrie Strine and Tim Lahan, Todd St. John