We’ve heard it before: how you maintain your workspace says a lot about you as a person. Not as much as, say, your autobiography, but a messy desk can suggest a lack of organisation — or perhaps a you’re just creative. Rather than guess, why don’t we just compare your desk to that of the greats, including Einstein, Darwin, Curie and even Dahl.
The folks over at Made to Measure Blinds (not the most likely of sources, I know) have collected images of 15 “inspiring” workspaces and compiled them into an infographic, so you can easily see how you measure up against prominent scientists, authors and various pioneers.
Some are clearly practical — it’s hard to paint or sculpt in a tiny study — while others, like Twain’s, show that even a pool table can serve as a locus for the imagination… and the odd game of billiards between chapters.
The infographic is quite massive, though it does have sections, so I’ve broken it up into its component parts: literature, art and science.
So where do you fall? I’m definitely an Einstein — just organised enough, but still a bit messy to suggest I’m on the cusp of something great. That, or I’ve created the perfect place to lose my glasses.