Tag Archives: workspaces

W. David Marx’s Desk

Valet shares a pic of W. David Marx’s desk:

People’s desk setups are a recurring interest of mine. I like here how Marx incorporates headphones, a mic, a voice recorder, a computer, and a scanner but books are still prominent.

He has a new book out called Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change that looks interesting.

In addition, Valet quotes him as saying “The internet tricks you into thinking the world’s information is a click away, but really learning about something requires a depth of knowledge that can only be sourced from books.”

I like that too.

Kottke’s Workspace

In a post explaining why he’s taking a sabbatical (something, needless to say, I think everyone, in an ideal world, should be able to do), blogger extraordinaire Jason Kottke shares a pic of his workspace.

Gotta love those hardwood floors.


Angela’s Desk

Angela (Zoë Kravitz)’s desk in Kimi (dir. Steven Soderbergh, 2022)

The Rock at Work

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(Via The Rock’s Instagram.)

Oliver Sacks Working at His Desk

Oliver Sacks working at his desk, 2015. Photo by Bill Hayes.


A Writer’s Room: Leonardo Padura Fuentes

Cuban writer Leonardo Padura Fuentes’s workspace as seen on season 6, episode 1 of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. (Click on the images for bigger versions.)

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Mise en place


(Via The Cramped.)


The Ghost Writer (2010)

The Ghost Writer (2010)


Closed Circuit (2013)

Closed Circuit


True Detective (2014)