We all work with WordPress professionals every day. Not in the traditional way, of course: we use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs to work virtually with one another. And that works great. But have you ever wondered what someone’s office looked like, the desk where they spend the bulk of their lives working? I’ve wondered.
This week Jason Schuller, of Press75 and Theme Garden, will be showing us around his own WordPress Workspace.
About Jason Schuller
Jason Schuller is the mind behind Press75, Theme Garden, and one of the members of the recently announced MassivePress. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and is involved with the Seattle WordPress Meetup (he recently spoke there as well). Jason works from home and has offered to give us a walkthrough of his office today. Now I’ll hand it off to Jason. You can follow him on Twitter at @press75.
You can see more office photos on Flickr.
The numbers in the above images correlate to this list:
- 17” Macbook Pro
- 27” Cinema Display
- Bluetooth Everything
- Old & Trusty Sony VAIO Just for Dreaded IE Testing
- 2 Glass Ikea Desks
- The Chair
- Wool Rug from Cost Plus
- Entertainment System
- The Lounge Chair
- Arbor Snowboard
- Windows Galore
1. 17” Macbook Pro
The most important piece on my desk is obviously the MacBook. This thing has been to to Italy and back, all over the US from WordCamp to WordCamp and knocked off the living room coffee table more than once by my golden retriever (Charlie). It can finally rest in peace permanently in my office since picking up a new MacBook Air for all the traveling I do throughout the year.
2. 27” Cinema Display
I used to work exclusively off of my MacBook display until I realized that I was constantly squinting at the screen and ending up with a massive headache by the end of the day. I picked up this 27″ early last year and have been in heaven ever since.
3. Bluetooth Everything
All my peripherals are Bluetooth including the Apple Keyboard, Logitech Mouse and Apple Magic Trackpad which I actually use most of the day.
4. Old & Trusty Sony VAIO Just for Dreaded IE Testing
That is my old but trusty 13″ VAIO laptop which I use for IE compatibility testing. Luckily I only have to boot it up once per month or so when I release a new theme. You won’t find IE6 on it though which is something I haven’t supported since 2009.
5. 2 Glass Ikea Desks
I searched high and low for the perfect desk and wound up with these really reasonably priced glass Ikea desks. It took me about 20 minutes to put them together and they just happen to fit that corner of my office perfectly layered one on top of the other. Space wise, they provide the perfect surface area for all my gear, water and the few plants I am trying to grow in the corner.
6. The Chair
I can’t even tell you what brand this thing is, but I picked up at Office Depot and haven’t looked back since. It’s the perfect chair for spending a day at the keyboard. Super comfortable with all the adjustments you need. I’m waiting for the spring in the back to bust since I am constantly in the reclined position.
7. Wool Rug from Cost Plus
I am for the most part without shoes all day long, and this wool rug from Cost Plus feels great on my feet. It always reminds me of the original Die Hard because I am constantly making fists with my feet which probably keeps sane just like John McClain in the movie.
8. Entertainment System
Just a few must-haves including a 55″ Samsung LED TV, PS3 and some decent speakers (+ surrounds). I use it most of the day primarily for streaming music while I work, but my wife (Christine) will visit me from time to time and watch old black & white movies at the end of the day which is nice.
9. The Lounge Chair
My favorite chair in the office has to be this lounge which we got at Macy’s. After a long day of work, I like to spend a few minutes unwinding with a game on the PS3 or sometimes just complete and total silence.
10. Arbor Snowboard
I’ve been an avid snowboarder for over 15 years and keep my Snowboard in my office to remind me to take a day off every now and again and enjoy the slopes (only 45 minutes away). Plus that Arbor Snowboard has a beautiful wood topsheet which is just nice to look at in the corner.
11. Windows Galore
When I designed my office, I wanted to take advantage of as much natural light as I possibly could as well as the view of Lake Washington to the North which is why the majority of the walls are covered in windows and a massive glass sliding door. Being able to see the water and trees and everything else going on outside really does help to keep me motivated.