We all have a space crowded with charging cables, and the inevitable accessories that accompany our tech. this easy to make charging station allows for clean and easy access without the clutter.
Hand-Eye Supply, purveyors of fine work inspired goods, tools, and gear, recently released their new collection of awesome workplace photos, and the people that create there.
I love a complicated weekend project as much as anyone, but I get equally excited about a quick 15-minute build that's full of clever use of materials. Case in point: this industrial modern magnetic notice bar.
I'm digging this one: by embracing very affordable materials (OSB subfloor panels, pine 2x4s and 2x6s), this project pulls off a high/low aesthetic that actually benefits from its low cost.
We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage bins
Mozilla's new space in Japan is what our interior design dreams are made of: bright open spaces, pops of colour, and a minimal aesthetic that allows for ideas to grow.
Many (most?) guys appreciate the utility and drool-factor of modern technology and gadgets (smartphones, tablets, and the like) but prefer a bit of the "old school" analog vibe to warm them up a bit.
These wood grain gadgets and accessories make the best of both worlds: the latest technology, with classic styling.
This week, my pal Gregory, tech editor at the always amazing Apartment Therapy, invited me to participate in their My Tech Top Ten, where writers, artists, designers, and other creatives share the gear and tools that help them do their work and stay organized.
I just went downstairs to check: I have fourteen rolls of tape in various states of use, haphazardly stacked in piles and hanging from random protusions, each equally covered in sawdust and many in paint and woodstain. A few of them are repeats: I have no less than four 1" 3M ScotchBlue rolls started, likely because I wasn't able to find them when in the midst of a project. Clearly, I need a better solution.
Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful that I get to work from home. Not needing to drive anywhere, the opportunities to eat healthfully when I need to, and the ability to keep up with small household tasks throughout the day are simply awesome. There's only one drawback (well, other than the ability to get away with napping anytime I please): heating and cooling all day. Whereas most folks can simply set the thermostat to catch up with them when they get home from work, since I live in a very temperate climate I'm at mercy of the blazing hot summer days and the numbing chills of winter.
A decade ago, office organization looked the same as it had since the advent of the personal computer: inbox/outbox, some filing cabinets, storage boxes on shelfs for extras, and drawer organizers.
Now, in the era of smart phones, tablets, multiple computers, all sorts of input devices, electronic bill pay, Stamps.com, docu-scanners... (should I keep going?), staying organized in your home office is very, very different.
Professional organizer Angela Kantarellis offers her seven roadblocks to an organized workspace in 2012, and what to do about them.
I make routine visits to the hardware store. At least weekly, usually more. I'm at the craft store multiple times a month, and a regular at the fabric shop, art supply emporium, and every thrift store on the high street (Which, in my city, is actually called High St.)
Doing what? Well, finding supplies to make stuff, of course. I'm constantly sourcing materials to cut out, slice up, reconfigure, then glue or sew back together to make something else entirely.
John Austin, on the other hand, takes a different approach, and heads straight to the office supply store.
For centuries, the adage "the right tool for the job" has rang true in all sorts of creative, artistic, and handmade fields. That's no different in 2011, where the image-heavy, fast production-centric digital world demands we keep up with the times. And so, we turn to gadgets and technology to make our creative world more productive and more awesome.
But, which accessories and gadgets to invest in?