Productivity

Art Room 2.0

A good workspace is both functional and a reflection of the people that work in it. Succeeding by that metric, we have today’s featured workspace filled with everything from computers to paint.

Lifehacker reader Cain needed a space where he and his girlfriend could get creative work done and have all the tools they needed on hand.

The table is a 65″ peice of beech with Ikea legs, all made for under $US100. [The big art supply shelving unit is also from Ikea.]

The main focus of this room is productivity and inspiration, which for me means a lot of natural light from the window. Though I do get distracted in this room, its usually by another project and not by television, games, etc.

The table looks sturdy and pleasing enough that you wouldn’t readily guess it was so reasonably priced. Easily overlooked in the picture is the HP Mini sitting on the shelf doing double duty as a novel clock and music station. Cain notes that it’s quite a workhorse for its size, a web surfing station in the living room one minute and a jukebox hooked up to his external hard drive the next. For more pictures and notes, including before pictures of his current workspace, check out the link below.

Art Room 2.0 [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]