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The Inside Scoop

What’s on your desk? Let’s face it, most of us spend our waking ours chained to our work desk. We asked a few design identities to take a picture of their daytime domain and share them with us.

The Inside Scoop


June 27th, 2013

We spend hours on end at our desks;  they fast become reflections of our interests, clues to our work practices, and quite often: extensions of our personality. Apply this notion to the workplace of creative types and you have a very interesting little study in diversity.

henry wilson insiders indesign

“Eames leg splint 1942. Not exactly a travel essential… But a good NYC flea market find nonetheless. Perhaps I could wear it to score a sympathy upgrade.” – Henry Wilson, Industrial Designer (ever on the road, Henry sent us his mobile office).

This year, expanding on our Indesign Insiders program that complements the Sydney Indesign coverage, we have asked our hand-picked design scenesters to share their workbench with us.

neale whitaker indesign insiders

“My Bose headphones are always in my bag. I’m lucky enough to walk to work each day from my home in Surry Hills and that time out with my music is a real luxury. Took me a while to get over the self-consciousness of wearing them in public though!’ – Neale Whitaker, Editor in Chief: Belle.

Hailing from all corners of the design world: architects, industrial designers, some media as well as design hunters and commentators – they are the critical eyes and ears out there amongst it all, sharing their journey through the precincts and the displays – highlighting their favourite experiences as it all happens.

Dominic Alvaro Insiders Indesign

“I can’t live without my Lyra coloured pencils and liquid paper for mistakes – mistakes are good!” – Dominic Alvaro, Woods Bagot.

Jonathan Richards What's on the desk Indesign Insider

“Sketches – everywhere, all over the desk. Somewhat quaint, but I still hand sketch.”  – Jonathan Richards, SJB

jen bishop desk

“I have many Dinosaur Designs resin bangles and they always end up in a pile on my desk!” – Jen Bishop, Interiors Addict

More Insiders Desks will be revealed over at the Sydney Indesign website in coming weeks!

(Hero Image: “iPad mini; my favourite device.  It fits in my handbag and I use it for absolutely everything.” –  Angela Ferguson, Futurespace)

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