Jared's Clean Workstation: One Year Later

Jared's Clean Workstation: One Year Later

Range Govindan
Dec 1, 2011

We featured Jared's setup about a year ago here at Unplggd, and we liked how he organized the lighting of his desk. Instead of using LED strips, he actually used some spots to light up his frosted glass desk. It gave off a nice diffuse glow, which is something we yearn for when we spend hours typing away at our workstations.

Jared's biggest change since last year (pictured above) is the fact that he added an Apple iMac to his setup. He also reconstructed his desk. The main reason was that he's going back to school, something that many of us are doing or have considered doing, thanks to the current economic times.

Between learning Japanese and programming classes, he needed a nice, clean workspace in order to GTD (not that his previous setup was cluttered!). His desk is composed of two birch IKEA Vika Artur trestles and a frosted glass Vika Glasholm table top. The unusual lighting is still composed of his four IKEA Lagra spots. We love the warm glow of these lights, compared to the somewhat harsher light that stems from LED light strips. He uses an IKEA Markus swivel chair.


- IKEA Markus swivel chair
- 4 × IKEA Lagra spotlights
- IKEA Vika Glasholm frosted glass table top
- IKEA Vika Artur trestles

- 27-inch Apple iMac Core i7 with 12 GB of RAM
- Japanese Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Logitech Performance Mouse MX
- Large Wacom Intuos
- Pantone huey Pro
- TwelveSouth BackPack
- 2TB Western Digital MyBook Studio
- 500GB Western Digital My Passport Studio
- Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones
- Sennheiser 400 Stereo Bluetooth headset

- Wallpaper of his desktop
- 4×6 photo on desk

Jared's Überclean and Mostly Cordless Setup
Ken's Minimal Mobile Setup
Carolina's Stylish Corner Workstation

(Images: Flickr member Jared Schmidt licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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