For more than five years, I've had the same celery green, cluttered, memorabilia and dust collector-crammed home office dominated by a silly ego wall. A dog's breakfast of decor, you could call it. So I took advantage of a few days of down time and a paint sale at Lowes, and went to work...
I'm gonna hang a 36" square sheet of patina'd steel diamond plate on the wall at the end of my work table as a magnetic bulletin board, and maybe a much smaller sheet next to my desk, and then it's finito.
I like the flow of energy in the first photo the desk placement that allows free Chi, but in the room where your face is turned toward the wall, add a mirror (in keeping with the decor) to bounce positive energy back toward you, and improve the flow.
...and a few wind chimes if you don't find it too distracting would increase the Chi.
lol ...looked again... I like the parking meter as well
Cool Steve, I like seeing the original MacCentral poster. I remember driving into LA to meet at the Northridge Apple Store to sign it …. and for the only time actually meeting other forum members. You put a lot of effort to make that project happen.
I use them all in rotation, but my favs are these Monte Verde pens. Solid, $90 workhorse pens that just keep on keepin' on.
But when I want to "show off" a little, this is my go-to bad boy.
It's handmade by an artisan that works in a variety of materials. The barrel is made of compressed sawdust and metal shavings. Gold broad-tip nib and hand-tooled captop & clip. It has incredible heft and balance. Whenever I bring it to a meeting, I take along an extra ink cart, because the minute I pull it out, everyone in the room wants to play with it before the meeting can continue, and by the time I get it back, it's damn near empty!
The parking meter is left over from a Kryptonite lock shoot I did back in the 80s. It's the real deal, and it works! The "word processor" is a Smith-Corona SuperSpeed, circa 1942. When I first grabbed it for $5 at a flea market more than 20 years ago, it was fully functional. But over time, and with getting schlepped around so many times, some keys have gone comatose, and it needs a ribbon.
I keep a TWSBI at my desk filled with Noodler's Heart of darkness since it is waterproof ink. I have a Parker Sonnett and a Lamy 2000 near at hand. I carry a TWSBI mini and various other pens at work. I like the Lamy Safaris and All Star for work pens too. I fill them with Noodler's Bernake Blue because it is very fast drying and works well on the cheap paper at work. I have several old Parkers and Sheaffers that I use on occasion. I really like the old Sheaffer Imperials.
Common sense and deodorant are a lot alike. People who need it the most don't use it.
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