The Otaku Home Office for Two

DeskTops - The Best of Readers' Desks

Name: Dennis Klein
Location: Moers, Germany

Self described "geek & blogger" Dennis Klein wears his Otaku interests well, creating a home office for both him and his wife to work from, all the while exhibiting a playfulness throughout using decorative elements (a few a tad naughty), with plenty of IKEA. The results, although quite affordable decoratively, is stocked with a serious amount of tech and ample storage both physically and digitally speaking...

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We especially love the world map and five clock setup; you can emulate the decor idea with a StickerBrand vinyl wall decal or a really big one over at Etsy for under $30. Danny describes the design process behind this home office for two:

In June 2011, we decided to give the home office a radical change. Previously, we had black & orange vlees wallpapers. But those are colors you get rid off way too fast. On flickr, we saw a great home office photo with a grey wall and white furnitures. We looked at it pretty often and liked the idea. So we went to the next IKEA and bought some new white furnitures and some grey color and started to remove the wallpaper the next day. Of course, we had to paint the complete room in white before we started to paint the main parts grey.

Tech Resource List:

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  • 2010 Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 2.8GHz
  • Logitech 2.1 Speakers
  • APC UPS CS500
  • 24″ HP ZR24w (2)
  • 2009 Apple MacBook white
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap
  • Logitech 2.1 Speakers
  • 2011 Apple MacBook Air
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.2GHz, 12GB DDR3 ECC RAM QuadCore basement computer
  • 616GB RAID1
  • 10x 1TB WD + Hitachi
  • 6x 1.5TB WD + Samsung
  • APC UPS RS800
  • NETIO LAN power bar
  • Compaq KVM Switch 4x

Furniture and Decorative Resource List:

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  • IKEA GALANT glass desk
  • IKEA EXPEDIT shelving
  • IKEA LACK shelf
  • IKEA LJUSDAL glass shelf
  • IKEA FUGA+LEGADARE LED lighting
  • Herman Miller Mirra task chair
  • 30 Anime figures and figurines

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