The Mid-Century Modern Workspace


The Mid-Century Modern Workspace

Reader H D loves technology, but also loves that mid-centry modern aesthetic—so his workspace features both.

As he describes on Flickr:

This is my interpretation of the ultimate Mid-Century Modern Workspace. 50 plus year old designs that still looks timeless yet modern and contemporary. Dieter Rams would say “Less is More.” Don Draper would say, “Make it simple, but make it significant.” Yes, it is expensive but it will outlive and outlast any computers I have or will have for the next 40 years. This is a “luxury desk set-up.”

His gear includes a Nelson Swag Leg Desk and Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, both by Herman Miller, along with an Artemide Tolomeo lamp. You can see more of his workspace over the years in this Flickr album.

If you have a workspace of your own to show off, share them with us by adding it to ourLifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Flickr pool. Make sure any photos you include are at least 640×360. Keeping them to 16:9 helps, too! Include a little text about the stuff you used, how you came up with the design, and any other relevant details. If your clever organization and good design sense catches our eye, you might be the next featured workspace.

Updated to a Mid-Century Modern Swag Office Setup | Flickr



Mid-Century Postcards Reveal the Summers of the Past




How will the future look back at the summer of 2014? What activities will seem strange? What locations will seem archaic and fascinating?

Besides New Jersey, we mean.

Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America and the Boston Public Library, we can catch a rare glimpse at what the summers of mid-century America looked like. They’ve uploaded an Imgur album of old-school postcards from the 1930s and ’40s.

The cards offer a peek at the golden beaches, conservative swimwear and classic cars of the past. Take a look a some of the images, below, and bask in quieter, less-crowded times. Read more…

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