A Home Office for One (Laptop):
Rebecca Baust of The Daily Muse

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Whether you have only visited New York City, live there now, or have left it behind, nutritionist Rebecca Baust's blog The Daily Muse is a sublime way to connect and reconnect with living and well-being in the Big Apple. She explores the cityscape and its lifestyle -- sometimes with her husband Ed and their curly-haired Labradoodle Sam Wiggins -- all the while sharing delectable ways to stay on the healthy side of city living. We get in on her delectable listening habits in this week's Playlist.

What do you listen to while you work?
Sometimes I really prefer silence in order to concentrate. Though it’s never really silent in New York City. When the construction noise gets too much, most any guy with an acoustic guitar will make it to my playlist.

How do you listen?Desktop computer speakers. We have an Eames Table in light ash that serves as our workspace. It’s a beautiful simple piece that I try to keep uncluttered. It’s too pretty to cover up.

Do you have any favorite music websites/providers?
Pandora is a good way to find new artists.

Does music influence your work?
I can’t say that it directly influences my work but I listen to certain artists based on my mood. I play a lot of Nickel Creek in the fall and Frank Sinatra around Christmastime.

Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste?
I can be pretty lazy about finding new music. My husband and I share similar taste in music and he keeps me up to date. I usually get stuck in a music rut until one of my favorite artist produces a new album.

What song or artist best represents the work you create?
Chris Thile plays the mandolin and his music is smooth and methodical, but also kind of all over the place.

Ideal place to sit and listen to your playlist:
An Eames Lounge Chair. I’m a fan of easy-listening music that helps me relax and the lounge chair is a timeless piece to rest your feet.

Rebecca Baust’s Playlist:
1. Doubting Thomas, Nickel Creek
2. Autumn, Ben Rector
3. Everything Will Be Alright, Matt Wertz
4. Assassin, John Mayer
5. When You Come Back Down, Nickel Creek
6. How Long, Dave Barnes
7. Never Gonna Let You Go, Ben Rector
8. Heart in a Cage, Chris Thile
9. Fly Me to the Moon, Frank Sinatra
10. A Familiar Taste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network Soundtrack)

(Photos: Rebecca Baust)

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