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A picture of a desk is worth 1000 ideas

18 Mar

by Kristy

I love looking at other people’s workspaces: desks, lab benches, work benches, work tables, shelves, whatever.  I especially like to view photographs of the desks of famous minds.  Here are a few of my favorites – I hope you find some inspiration, as I do, from viewing them.

Einstein’s desks

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Darwin’s desk:

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Susan B Anthony at her desk:

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Mark Twain at his desk:

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Sigmund Freud at his desk:

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Andy Rooney at his desk:

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William F. Buckley’s desk:

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Al Gore’s desk:

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JG Ballard’s desk:

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Marie Curie at her desk:

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Max Planck at his desk:

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Linus Pauling’s desk:

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Noam Chomsky’s desk:

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Other great desks:

– newspaper editor

http://www.life.com/image/53379191

New Scientist asks: what do your belongings say about you?

http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2008/07/what-do-your-belongings-say-about-you.html

Sources:

Einstein’s desks (from http://www.portlandwt.com/School/myphilosophy.htm)

Darwin’s desk (from http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1129699969054391854WZSZaV)

Susan B. Anthony at her desk (from http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/IH162660.html)

Mark Twain at his desk (from http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/IH167577.html)

Sigmund Freud at his desk (from http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/BE038916.html)

Andy Rooney at his desk (from http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/BE038916.html)

Max Planck at his desk (from http://www.corbisimages.com/Enlargement/BE054141.html)

Linus Pauling desk (from http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/facilities1.html)

Noam Chomsky’s desk (from http://www.pbase.com/jiangweiwei/image/71393921/original)

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