Featured Workspace: Joel Vardy

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Nov 23

Finished Bedroom 5

Phototuts+ reader Joel Vardy spends a lot of time at his computer, so he decided to make it as comfortable as possible. I think he succeeded! After his workspace was featured on Lifehacker (The Luxury Loft Desk) he wrote a detailed post on his blog explaining how he made it. Here’s a quote:

I wanted a big desk, something which would have my laptop, screens, mouse and keyboard and still have enough space to spread out papers and notes. I also wanted a double bed, yeah a lot to ask in a room with only eight square metres of floor space.

When a building needs a lot of space they build vertically, my room has a high ceiling, so I realized that was the only way I was going to get a big desk and have room to relax.

I didn’t want to just buy a loft bed, because I wanted a desk which was made for the space, something which didn’t have gaps between it and the wall, the only solution was to make a custom desk and bed.

I started off by putting together a list of the things I dislike in an office, the biggest dislikes for me are small desks where there is no space to work. I then looked around the web for inspiring and cool ideas. Some great places I found were Lifehacker and DeviantART.

Workspace, October 2010

Thanks for sharing, Joel.

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  1. Matu on the 23rd November

    That is some nice work space there
    very clean

  2. artmak on the 23rd November

    Thats really cool, looks like you are living in the train!

  3. Gareth Coker on the 23rd November

    Sweet setup, I wish my music studio could sometimes approach this level of cleanliness!

  4. Metrodesk on the 23rd November

    Nice Workplace…. Bravo!

  5. Houdini on the 24th November

    As cool as this is… and it’s pretty cool. He’s obviously not planning on taking any females back his place.

  6. Ed Baxter on the 24th November

    Really nice set up there Joel. Great work!

  7. Min Thu on the 30th November

    This is pretty cool, especially the rounded curve of the white big desk.

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