It's a fact: your desk is disgusting. This Spring-cleaning season, don't forget about the dirt magnet right underneath your nose — your office! We show you how to make your own monitor cleaning solution, get the grime off your earbuds, blast the crumbs out of your keyboard, and declutter that crazy cord situation.
Sitting for hours in front of your computer — whether you're at an office or working from home — is bad enough, but throw in the poorly positioned monitor, a chair that's not supporting your back, and a desk that's too small for your stature, and you have a cocktail for body aches and pains.
Sitting for hours in front of your computer — whether you're at an office or working from home — is bad enough, but throw in the poorly positioned monitor, a chair that's not supporting your back, and a desk that's too small for your stature, and you have a cocktail for body aches and pains. Check with your HR department to see what kinds of ergonomic assessment services are available to you so you can get your desk in tip-top shape. Working from home? No sweat — let this Osha ergonomic evaluation checklist help you set up a healthy home office.
To say that I've been eagerly anticipating the return of Mad Men is a bit of an understatement. I've been anxious to see how season five would deal with the many unresolved story lines from the season four finale. What will happen to SCDP? Will Joan 'fess up about the father of her baby? Will Peggy ever get any recognition?
Today, I'm teasing you a bit with a photo from season five's first episode, "A Little Kiss," which airs on Sunday night on AMC. In this scene, Pete Campbell addresses Stan Rizzo, Peggy Olson, and Ken Cosgrove — perhaps in an effort to drum up more business for the firm. While checking out the photo, I was struck by three items in the office that may deserve a comeback.
Scraps of paper, piles of notebooks, and giant file folders full of who knows what — sound like your desk space? Make Spring cleaning a priority and organize your home office once and for all. Whether you're willing to take a big step and invest in new furniture or you'd rather go the quick and easy route, here are 15 great tips to help you organize your office space.
We have a small space on our second floor that I decided to make into my office space. The space is a bit strange — the home is open concept and all of the walls seem to connect with each other, so deciding on a paint color was hard. Ultimately I decided to just paint one of the walls black.
The desk is an auction find. I painted it red and sprayed the outdated hardware silver. I also decided to buy a piece of plexi glass to place on top of it instead of glass to save a little bit of money but also to protect the top of the desk.
The wall vignette is what I'd like to call sentimental art, meaning pieces made by my daughter or art that probably only is considered art by my family, because it means so much to us.
In this last photo you can get an idea of how small the space is. I tried to use the space to get maximum results. I was so happy my campaigner bookshelves fit in the room!
If you'd like to see more of my office space please feel free to stop by House To Your Home!
Want to show off your home office space, or another room in your house? Be sure to post your photos in the Su Casa group!
With the long awaited return of Mad Men on the horizon, I'm eagerly anticipating oodles of '60s-era modern furniture and decor delights every week. In particular, I'm curious about the look of the offices in season five, and in particular the desks. I've rounded up two gorgeous walnut desks that introduce color into the design that would be absolutely welcome in the set design for this season of Mad Men.
The first desk I'm in serious love with is the Swag Leg Desk by Herman Miller ($2,000). Available through Room & Board, this desk was designed by George Nelson in 1958 for Herman Miller. Built out of solid walnut and chrome, its small size allows you to tuck it into a corner of your bedroom or use it in a studio space. The big pops of color on the desk's lacquer shelf area, however, will always ensure that it makes a statement.
Be it a work or personal computer, the task of transferring large media from one computer is usually much more complicated than the simplicity of the request. Two products from technology accessories company j5create promise to make file exchange as simple as a trip down a wormhole. A recipient of a CES 2012 Innovation Award, the Wormhole Station is a laptop docking station that shares the keyboard and mice functions across two computers simultaneously for drag-and-drop file transfers at superfast 5Gbps speed, which the company claims is about 160 songs per second. It includes outlets for USB 3.0 and memory card readers so that media from other devices is just as easily shareable among two desktops.
Should computer-to-computer file transferring be more of an occasional need — updating mom's iPhoto with pictures of the annual family vacation stored on your computer, for instance — opt for the Wormhole Switch. The single USB cable shares files of up to 480Mbps across laptops, desktop computers, Android devices, and iOS devices; no extra software needed.
The Wormhole Station is $130, and the Wormhole cables range in price between $25 for a PC-to-PC set, $30 for PC-to-Android, and $35 for Mac compatibility. Does Wormhole sound like an easier solution to the common flash drive or external hard drive or the how-do-I-share-content dilemma?
Whether your best friend is still in college or graduated years ago, everyone knows that a few charming accents will help bring a smile to her face as she tackles that chemistry assignment, tax return, or those endless work emails.
Whether your best friend is still in college or graduated years ago, everyone knows that a few charming accents will help bring a smile to her face as she tackles that chemistry assignment, tax return, or those endless work emails. Here are some of my favorite finds for adding style and charm to your home office space.
To get everything organized, gift your friend with a tray where she can assemble pens, pencil cups, paper clips, and other desk needs. The Melamine Hummingbard Botanic Tray ($16, bottom row, left) adds a lot of loveliness for a low price point and is perfect for any lady you love who favors romantic style.
If your gal pal is in the writing profession, she'll appreciate this charming Chronicle Books Wood Journal ($5, bottom row, right), which she can write in using the striped Acmestudio Sing Sing Pen ($39, middle row, middle left). This clever little pen is the world's thinnest four-function pen and is made of hand applied lacquer on brass with German made components. When your girlfriend totes her laptop from her desk to the cafe, she can embrace retro technology trends with the Thomas Paul Luddite Laptop Case ($68, middle row, right), made of hand silkscreened denim.
And while almost all of my choices are quite affordable, I did have to include one major and beautiful splurge. The Rablabs Crystal Frame ($365, bottom row, middle left) is simply gorgeous. It would be perfect for displaying a treasured portrait of a friend, family member, or child.
To shop the rest of the items from my gift guide, just click on each image.
When floor space is a luxury (I'm right there with you, studio and small-home dwellers), a big desk doesn't make sense. And sometimes, even a diminutive desk still takes up too much room. That's why wall-mounted desks are such a smart solution. Not only do they provide a great work surface, they also prevent floor clutter from extraneous furniture from building up. When they're not used, you can simply tuck away your laptop and work papers and add a vase or potted plant to the desktop, essentially creating an eye-catching shelf where a desk once stood. There are some great designs on the market, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you — one that's a major splurge, one that's more reasonably priced, and a third that will require some power tools. Let's get started!
My personal favorite wall-mounted desk is the Ledge Wall-Mounted Desk ($1,500). Made in Seattle, WA, this gorgeous little desk was designed by Trey Jones and Darin Montgomery, and can serve as a wall-mounted multifunctional furniture system. Put it to work as a secretary desk, a media cabinet, or a shelf with hidden storage. With a pullout workstation and writing table, cord management system, pencil tray, and drawer, it's got you covered, however you choose to use it. The Ledge desk is made from solid walnut with a hand-rubbed oil and wax finish, and is simply beautiful.