Music Lover’s Corner Workplace

Is one monitor for music and the other for work? We can agree with this idea. Jan Smedemark presented this witty yet practical workplace, and as music lover friends, we value his priorities.

It’s actually a pretty straightforward setup that we can see on any desk if they so desire. A single monitor in portrait mode makes it easy to read and scroll through long documents, but right now it’s a great way to find and track what’s playing on your Spotify playlists (or whatever music player / service you prefer). Think of it as controlling the mission of what is coming from these speakers while you work. Then the widescreen in the center is clearly the primary monitor — the one on which the real work is done.

Jan has this to say about his setup:

I have two monitors, a 27-inch ASUS MX279H as my primary screen and my old LG1780Q as my secondary. The secondary basically runs Spotify and other things.

Mouse (of course) Logitech MX Performance. The keyboard is also Logitech, the K280e, which I see as a great alternative to the much more expensive Illuminated, which I also own.

The speakers are a 2.1 system from Empire.

On the table, you will also see the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

But that’s not all – he actually runs the cables pretty neatly under this table. An extension cord is attached to the bottom of his desk, and all cables are neatly tied together, including those that go to the subwoofer under the table and to the wall outlet. Check out this photo below:

This is not the same workspace for designers that we described, but it takes a hands-on approach that I really like, and the notes on the wall on the right side are also a nice organizational touch.

If you have your own workspace to show off, share it with us by adding it to our Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Flickr pool . Make sure all photos you add are at least 1280×720 in size. Maintaining their 16: 9 aspect ratio also helps! Include a little text about what you used, how you came up with the design, and any other important details. If your smart organization and good design flair are striking, you could be the next workplace ambassador!

Workspace | Flickr


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