Thursday, October 13, 2011

the nomad desk

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!)
traveling desk
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. Pin It

9 comments:

  1. Cozying up to the wood stove would be lovely. I bet the kids will have alot of fun with this portable wagon of imagination.. xox Corrine

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  2. I think it makes the perfect desk...you can even keep a little stash of hidden chocolate underneath!! tee hee!
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Smart!
    I really like the idea of Legos underneath for winter building. My boys would have loved that.

    Jody

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  5. What a great idea, I wish to have same one in my garden

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  6. Great idea... I might just put some castor wheels under a little table which gets schlepped around our house wherever it is needed most. Drawing, modelling, collaging, vegetable chopping - just to name a few.. :-)

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  7. This is so absolutely delightful I cannot contain myself! Wish I could have been there sitting with you in teh fall sun. I need to take myself outside...

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