The Outline: We are not our workspaces
First published at The Outline
It’s Monday morning, and I’m scrolling through @workspacegoals on Instagram (120k followers) in search of inspiration. This grid of interiors is striking, with desks that are each just the right kind of cluttered: saturated, bright, and inviting photos of oiled wood finishes, rare Japanese stationery, horn-rimmed glasses carefully folded on top of notebooks. Around a third of the posts feature at least a glimpse of Monstera deliciosa, the tropical plant so beloved by the creative class. If your taste veers more towards austerity, there is the no-nonsense @minimalsetups (193k followers), replete with muted greys and sleek lines — barely a cutesy accessory in sight.