Pare your office down to the essentials, make the most of the surfaces you have, and pair it all with a sweeping city view. That's how one Lifehacker reader rolls in their home office.
Rephlektiv had gone through several incarnations of his home office, constantly trimming and culling until he was left with just what he needed.
I've spent the past few months figuring out how to scale down many of the things i don't need and keeping my home office very minimal. That included ditching the large 30" apple cinema display (it blocked my view out the windows!) and going back to a simple laptop with two headless servers (one old G5 osx server pictured, and one ubuntu dual core 2.8ghz hp proliant server hidden behind the desk)
Not many Apple fans can say they've ditched the coveted, monstrous Cinema display in order to get a better view out the window. The windows themselves serve not only to provide a sweeping view of Brooklyn and Manhattan, but as wrap-around "white" boards for sketching out ideas with dry erase markers. The whole arrangement creates an environment both pleasing to look at and to work in. For more information about his office setup, check out the notes at the link below.
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