Take a tour of bestselling and beloved author Haruki Murakami's office and desk -- a workspace filled with memorabilia and lined with about 10,000 vinyl records.
Known for his experimental, imaginative novels, Murakami surrounds himself with objects ("talismans") from his trips, such as a wooden foot with a spider image engraved in it from Laos and a marble stone with a wasp from Scandinavia. Even more mundane items, like bunches of pencils, are kept in memorable containers (glasses that were gifts from a record shop).
Murakami says he almost always listens to music when he works, as the wall of vinyl records attests:
Head to the author's website below for a peek at the rest of this intriguing workspace.
The Desk of Murakami [Haruki Murakami]