One thing you’ll soon learn, if you haven’t already figured it out, is that I’m obsessed with what other people are doing with their workspace in their home office.
And following the tours they give on YouTube is a fantastic way to see what they’re doing.
Today I’m talking about Liam Porritt’s productivity desk setup, and before we get too far in I have to say – it’s awesome!
Here’s what I love about Liam’s set up.
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Liam’s home office setup isn’t overly extravagant, but it’s incredibly awesome.
His upgraded desk with the walnut top is outstanding.
He’s got a model that’s adjustable so he can sit or stand whenever he likes – a setup I have in my own home office and can attest to how helpful that is.
Invest where you spend time
Liam has invested in a couple tools that i think are fantastic and I’ll be checking these things out myself soon enough.
He’s invested in a high-end Logitech Craft keyboard because, as in his work as a lawyer, he spends an enormous amount of time on his keyboard.
Logitech Craft Advanced Wireless Keyboard with Creative Input Dial and Backlit Keys, Dark grey and aluminum
- THE CROWN – A UNIQUE CREATIVE INPUT DIAL. The Crown is a tactile aluminium dial that adapts to the app you’re using – giving you instant control of the tool you need. Touch the Crown to access context-specific functions, tap to change function and turn to change the selected function’s value.* *Requires Logitech Options on Mac OS X and Windows.
- OPTIMISED WORKFLOW. Install profiles in Logitech Options to enhance the Crown for use with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Adjust brightness in Photoshop, instantly create a chart in Excel and enlarge text in InDesign with a turn of the crown.* *Requires Logitech Options on Mac OS X and Windows.
Clear desk space
One of the things that I love most about his desk is that he’s got everything off the surface of his desktop that he can remove.
Using a monitor arm to mount his monitors is an outstanding way of doing things – something I’m looking into doing myself soon.
Paper over digital
As someone who used to love to write everything down in a day planner, I totally get where he’s coming from here. He’s still using a paper planner to keep himself organized.
Kinda cool if you ask me.
“Jennifer” the office companion
As an homage to the celebrity crush of his youth, Liam has a desk plant named “Jennifer” for Jennifer Aniston which is a cool touch.
As I’ve talked about in other places, having plants in your office is a good thing.