About that desk!
Lots of people have been asking me about that desk! When I was looking around for a desk, one of the things I really wanted was something light and lithe, with slim mid-century peg legs that would look as though the work surface was levitating. I really liked the George Nelson Swag Leg desk and the Celine desk from DWR, but neither were “just right”. They were both too small; with a 27” screen, I needed the desk space that could accomodate the screen and still have plenty of space for papers. Another criteria was that it had to be constructed of walnut or teak wood, as I had chosen those two as the primary materials in my apartment.
After a long hunt, I found almost exactly what I was looking for on Etsy: an excellent craftsman in San Francisco named Jeremiah specializes in hand-crafted solid walnut furniture. I asked him to customize his desk with shallower drawers and a 10” recessed shelf in the back (and sent him google sketchup mock-ups). It’s so hard to have a minimal and sleek workstation these days with computers, cables, and accessories. That 10” shelf in that back hides my Mac Mini, 3 external hard drives, and all the power cables so that the entire space was clutter free. The legs were made in white oak: originally I had planned to use an Eames armchair that had blond maple dowel legs, but I changed that to the vintage Norwegian teak chair after I stumbled across it at my favorite vintage shop Mid-Century Dweller in Calgary.