Every week we highlight the interesting workspaces of Lifehacker readers and companies around the world. Today we’re highlighting the 16 most popular workspaces from 2010 for your browsing and idea-gathering enjoyment.
Photo remixed from an original by Matt Katzenberger
This monstrous workspace was our most popular of the year. Who could resist peeking in the article to see just how many monitors are in the setup? By far it was the most expensive workspace we featured and we’d dare to venture it had the most cable laid.
Here we peered into the offices of Dutch advertising firm Brandbase; the massive skylight, pallet-based construction, and wide open space was too much to resist. An office made out of pallets? It begs to be explored.
Whether you’re a Moleskin fan or not, it was an interesting office tour completely with employees lounging about, product display boards, and even the stations and machines that help craft Moleskin notebooks.
This workspace had all sorts of awesome going on: it was made from rough-hewn timber, had a custom mount (also made from rough hewn timber), floating monitors, and a compact footprint.
We get more emails about this workspace than any other we’ve ever featured. Everybody wants a super-cool green racing chair for their own office, it would seem.
During our Workplace Timesavers week we had a triple-whammy of a featured workspace post that highlighted the offices of Boxee, Mint, Google, EA Games, and more. Any of the workspaces would have been popular on their own, stacked together they were a sure-fire hit.
Readers really dug the wrap around floating-desk that turned this bedroom into an uncluttered home office. It’s got loads of natural light, and unfettered view of the city, and a sense of openness thanks to the lack of table legs.
This workspace began life as a garage stall and ended up as a sweet office with a slick monochromatic colour scheme, great lighting, and even a pair of leather chairs for relaxing and cigar smoking. We’re confident garages across America dream of retiring to such a state of luxury.
Swanky mood lighting, independently-rotating monitor mounts, and a Spartan workspace are a recipe for reader interest. Is there anything a set of IKEA Dioder LED lights can’t improve? Our featured workspaces and DIY projects over the year could certainly argue that everything is better with LEDs.
You’ll never have to search for scratch paper again if you convert your desk surface into a white board. This awesome workbench has a surface covered by shower board which serves as a perfect white board for scribbling down notes and schematics.
We’re not going to go so far as to say that our readership has a soft spot for multiple monitors but we think it’s safe to say that the more glowing LCDs in a workspace glamour shot the more people take an interest. This great looking workspace belongs to a Lifehacker-loving high school student who-as we noted in the original write up-has a cooler setup at 17 than any of us did.
It’s great to have a place of your own (and the money necessary) to really pimp out your workspace. Most of us can recall life in the dorm, however, when space and money were at a premium. It’s an outright art form to put together a functional workspace in a crappy dorm room and this workspace was certainly worth noting.
The Computer Cabinet Office was a reboot of an earlier office we featured. The reboot included better cooling for the computer and a vastly improved desk that featured recessed monitors and better mounting hardware for a just-perfect angle of view.
The Ropelight City workspace was a popular workspace thanks to a combination of factors: it cost nearly nothing, had triple monitors and lightsabre. Slapping together a cool office with a geektacular vibe on the cheap is a win all around.
Workspaces on a shelves were very popular in 2010, we featured several-including the two seen in this roundup. Space is at a premium for most people and a functional workspace that had no footprint on the floor and a very minimal footprint on the wall has a huge benefit for apartment and dorm dwellers.
Enjoyed your stroll through the most popular workspaces of 2010? Cruise on over to the Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2009 to take a peek at our most popular offices of yesteryear.