Flat-pack couch

  I thought Ian Cowburn was joking about a flat-pack couch, but apparently Ikea sells them.  2 weeks later, it’s part of the living room. I like the design constraints of flat-pack furniture, although at 17″ x 36″ x 78″ – you already need a truck to bring this piece of furniture home. Assembly is the part that runs smoothly with most Ikea pieces – it is generally idiot proof, and this couch proved no exception. I have always enjoyed the feeling you get when the plastic bag of screws and bolts has no left-overs.  Some furniture has add-ons, options … Continue reading Flat-pack couch

Building an Ideal Workspace

I worked on refining the workspace over the weekend, and I documented this with a few photographs… below is my attempt at time-lapse photography. As you can see in the transition, my office also served as a storage room for all of the clutter in my house. I am an ardent list-maker, and there were lists scattered all over the desk and the floor. The desk and table were not aligned in such a way that maximized space. Gradually, I sorted through a lot of old binders and notebooks from my master’s program and found a new home for them. … Continue reading Building an Ideal Workspace