Thursday, December 30, 2010

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

Photo remixed from an original by Matt Katzenberger(

The Day Trader's Paradise

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Build an Attractive DIY Desk and Workspace from Wooden Pallets

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Inside the Offices of Moleskine

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

The Slimline Workspace: Hungarian Shelves and Hidden CablesMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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.

The Luxury Loft Desk

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Workplace Upgrades at Boxee, Mint, Google, and MoreMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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.

Float Your Desk to Create the Illusion of Space in a Small Office

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Shades of Gray, Steel, and Cigars: A Garage to Office Conversion

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
This workspace began life as a garage stall and ended up as a sweet office with a slick monochromatic color 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.

Monitors in a Sea of LEDsMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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.

Turn Your Desk into a White BoardMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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.

Living the High School High Life: Quad Monitors and Computing in StyleMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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.

The Cordless DormMost Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010

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 Rebooted

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Ropelight City: The Nearly Free Office

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
The Ropelight City workspace was a popular workspace thanks to a combination of factors: it cost nearly nothing, had triple monitors, and light saber. Slapping together a cool office with a geektacular vibe on the cheap is a win all around.

The Workspace-on-a-Shelf Office

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
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.

Dual Screens, Blue LEDs, and a DIY Desk Shelf

Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010
White on black on LED blue is a swanky color scheme to have when you're going for an office space that is soothing and enjoyable to work in. This featured workspace might not sport the most monitors around but they're big, display two different operating systems, and get the job done. The monitor stand is a terribly clever repurposing of an old IKEA DVD rack, check out the link above for a closer look.


  1. I liked how each space were constructed. Nicely done on monitor mounts. The space looks organized. I loved it!

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