Thursday, October 13, 2011
the nomad desk
Having a laptop has given me the freedom to work almost anywhere, and I often choose outside if it's a beautiful day. Fall weather is temperamental, though and I find myself frequently relocating to maximize sun or find shade. Earlier this week I had an "aha" moment. Our shed held everything needed to whip up a traveling office. I slapped an unused cupboard door on top of a little red wagon and the "The Nomad Desk" was born! What a wonderful step up from the precarious tray I had been toting around. I felt quite clever and ran in to find my camera. I grabbed my smoothie and the vase of flowers off the kitchen table, too. Now, I was ready for action! Inspiration surely would be increased by such a happy little workspace. (Don't worry I adjusted the board before I got to work, or I might have had a green keyboard!)
I loved my new little desk and couldn't help but think of future applications. My favorite, of course, was for children, who love to work on their knees and at low tables. A floor cushion could always be used for extra comfort or height. Beneath the board is perfect storage for all kinds of art or writing supplies. A traveling outdoor writing station might not happen for us until next spring, but those of you on the other side of the world might find this idea fun for right now. What about an indoor wagon with a table top for building on one side, and a wagon filled with legos beneath!? Oooh... I think that has some nice winter potential! I could see pulling that wagon right up to the wood stove for play and tucking it out of site at the end of the day. I like that! So, there you have it- a DIY that takes only seconds and is satisfying for all ages.