I have worked for many years in a position that's located in the basement of a converted 1930's department store. I like my job and I am good at it, but I have always hated working in a cube farm with zero windows and zero cell service. To compensate for the drabness of the work environment, I have been able to telework two days per week, leaving me chained in a drab dungeon only three days per week. [more inside]
I recently learned I was pregnant. Just before that, I put down a deposit on a rented workspace. Artists work in adjacent spaces, using paint, pens, etc. The place does not actually smell fume-y. Should I be worried about safety? [more inside]
I want to do some computer learning/practicing/programming. I'd prefer to do so away from the distractions of home. I'd like some place with good views, minimal distractions, all in the San Diego area. A Zen garden with WIFI would be the ideal place. Starbucks is too busy, and the local library is also. Any suggestions?
How do I find a cheap workspace and/or storage space for a school club? [more inside]
For the next few months, I'll be spending a good deal of my time wrangling data and doing statistical analyses in a tiny ground floor room, one wall lined with file drawers. I have no windows. What can I do to make it pleasant? What is your favorite thing about your office? [more inside]
NYCfilter: I have a group that just formed that’s looking for a free-ish workspace in midtown on weekday nights. [more inside]
I've got a 480 square foot studio. The layout's fine, and I've got a desk and kitchen table to use, but I never want to do that, actually I don't feel like working at all when I'm home. How can I set things up so I will? [more inside]
I'm coming to DC for a couple of weeks to start a job search, possibly to move there. A large part of my time will be spent working on job applications. I don't want to spend all of this time at home since it helps to get out and about. I prefer to work in scenic spaces. Any suggestions of where I might go? Thinking along the lines of old libraries or other public areas. [more inside]
San Francisco - Beautiful places to work/study...That aren't coffee shops? [more inside]
So, my workspace moved, and I now no longer have access to windows. What can I do to help me not feel disoriented at the end of the day? [more inside]
Some time back I either read in a magazine or saw on TV an article about a company that provided their employees with small cottages or sheds as their work space. [more inside]
I'd like ideas or recommendations for an office chair that doesn't hurt, with special decorating/space/shopping concerns. Complication: in Greece. After five+ years of computing from my kitchen table while sitting in a regular straight-backed wooden kitchen chair, I find the urgent need to move my workspace ... and get a chair that doesn't assault my back and legs. But it's tricky, because space is limited and many of the usual chair recommendations may not be available. Too many pix and way too much info inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for an inexpensive standing desk for use in an office where everyone sits. [more inside]
Where (in what physical space) should I write my MA thesis? [more inside]
Tell me about companies that encouraged or directed employees to form a guild or union from the beginning. What did they do, why did they do it, how was it received and how did it work out? [more inside]
Where in Brooklyn can I go with my crafts projects to hang out with other people who are working on their crafts projects, for free? I'm working on a number of portable crafts projects right now and I'd love to get out of the house and be with other people who are working on their own projects.
I need to find a Wi-Fi enabled work space in Portland, OR that can accommodate three or four people working together for two or three days. [more inside]
Where can I find a relatively inexpensive standing desk? A relatively inexpensive adjustable-height desk? A relatively inexpensive platform designed to rest on top of a regular desk and turn it into a standing desk? [more inside]
Help me relieve shoulder and neck pain from torn rotator cuff and computer use. [more inside]
Talk to me about small workshops/workspaces. [more inside]
How do I survive, ergonomically speaking, with two monitors? [more inside]
I spend way too much time slouched on my couch with my laptop propped up on my knees -- not too good for productivity or general health and happiness! I'd like to set up a comfortable and productive desk space in my apartment, using my laptop as a more desktop-like computer. Please give me some advice on how best to make my new space work. [more inside]
The second small bedroom was an editing suite/video room, but soon the baby will arrive. Are there good examples of dual use rooms that're half baby/half studio in small spaces? [more inside]
I need a new office chair. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I really love the look and idea of OneLessDesk but the price ($750 with shipping) kills it. Anyone have any recommendations on similar desk ideas?
Looking for built-in desks (is that the right search term?). Have an inspirational photo to start from! [more inside]
Help! What are some quiet study spaces that are open to the public during the holidays? [more inside]
I'm getting a 27" iMac soon. I have a corner hutch/desk and it is full of much necessary equipment (2 printers, fax). Help me unclutter and redesign my working space for the new computer. I don't want to block the light coming in the window.
Innovative Workspaces: What works and what doesn't? [more inside]
Tips for making a windowless workspace a pleasant place to work long hours? [more inside]
SF Filter: How much do you think my bonus room is worth? [more inside]
Where can I find a modern white desk? [more inside]
For my woodshop, is there an alternative to a house with a basement? Trying to find rentals in the DC area with unfinished basements I can use as a workshop is challenging. Finding affordable properties to purchase even more so. What else can I do? [more inside]
Where can I find a small, private workspace in New York (Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn)? I do not need it to be fancy, but would need something like a tiny fortress of solitude . . . [more inside]
I'm researching architecturally designed garden workspaces which don't usually require planning permission along similar lines to this. I know I've seen some really nicely designed examples on the web in the past but I can't seem track them down. Preferably based in the UK, but international examples would be useful for reference as well. Do you know of any good examples, or had experience of putting one up?