Tell us a bit about Wanken: Wanken originally started as a video production venture by brother and myself in 2004. After a while video production become less of an interest so I took Wanken and ran with it in a different direction involving design and photography. The first versions of Wanken.com were interesting to say the least--full flash sites with intros and hit counters. When the blog started it was only photography but soon after, my interests evolved; architecture and graphic design became more prominent. Right now the blog is mostly focused on Mid-century & Swiss design, architecture, photography and music.
In terms of layout and organization of your work space, what are specific details that you're particularly proud of? My inspiration wall is something that I've found quite useful. Every time I come across something really interesting or that I particularly like, I'll put it up on the wall. I also like to put up images of inspiration related to the current projects I'm working on.
On my actual desk is my Yashica T4 35mm camera, two rolls of Portra 160 film, and two of my favorite books: Helvetica Forever and Symbol.
What's your favorite tech tools for business and/or leisure?
It would be a tough battle between my iPhone and my Yashica. I use both every day to shoot photos, but my iPhone lets me use Twitter.
Favorite thing about your workspace? Inspiration wall and Herman Miller Aeron Chair.
What would you improve about your workspace? I'd improve by swapping my light colored wooden desk top with Bolivian Rosewood top. My next move would be to transform the whole space organically much like the work of Verner Panton.
Is it reflected in your workspace? Some of the same inspiration has informed my workspace but for the most part it is distant. Somewhere in the back of my mind I'm secretly afraid that if I actually reflect it, I may become bored of it...that will never happen though.
Any tips or advice about office décor, layout or organization? Always work where you're most comfortable. If you're not comfortable, then find somewhere that is. Never let the confines of a desk stop you from finding your comfy place. It could be the lying on the couch, sitting in the darkest corner of your space, or even sitting in an Eames Plywood chair amidst a circle of plants.
Photos by Ian Matteson
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