I’ve been back and forth for a while with a standing desk and a typical sitting one and I’ll tell you that I still haven’t firmly landed anywhere – in fact, I’m still very comfortable with just experimenting with other options until I find that right fit.
Heck, it took me more than 5 years to find that perfect chair for my home office - it doesn’t surprise me that it’ll take me just as long, if not more so.
So, in my attempts for finding the dream desk I’ve decided to jump in and try the Bluelounge StudioDesk, a simple yet elegant solution that will certainly experience all that I will require of it!
For context, I’m using the larger XL version (59″) at home.
Shipping came in one giant box and 5 total parts – the desk and 4 legs. Very IKEA-ish in construction:
It did come with one small wrench but it didn’t come with a screwdriver. All good as I have plenty of those…!
Sorry for the somewhat fuzzy images as I took them in the evening in extremely low light.
As you can see the cord management is something that I’m already liking a lot – makes my desk (and the floor below) incredibly clean and clutter-free.
Desk space was also increased so I can have that central area to simply write and brainstorm – this is an essential part of my creative process and I was extremely cramped with my last solution.
I haven’t even put a full day of use into the system yet so I’ll reserve my thoughts for a bit later (as well as a few thoughts about the product being shipped… which has been interesting to say the least…) but I wanted to share with you guys my new solution.
Desk space is incredibly important and this will hopefully relieve some stress that I’ve had for a while about the way in which I go about “work.” I hope I have landed on a solution that’ll last me for quite some time – it wasn’t the cheapest experiment or investment but the return may be near-incalculable.
Everything for me starts in that little notebook you see in the middle of the desk (and now #Notes!) and the ideas expand eventually beyond the pages. But just as my mind needs the space to wander so does my hands, arms, and elbows. I can’t feel physically cramped just as I can’t feel mentally cramped about my work and endeavors.
My desk environment needs to accomodate that flexibility and range. I hope this one is it!
What desk solution are you currently using? What are the key ingredients on your priority list for the “perfect” desk? Love to hear your thoughts!