2021-09-06 Back in the Home Office

My summer break is over. I’m back at work. Luckily I can still work from home, away from the constant chatter of coworkers, project managers, sales people and cafeteria goers.

my desk my background


I absolutely love the shelves! Did the place come with them or did you purchase/make them? I want the details!


presgas 2021-09-06 13:06 UTC

Haha, these are simple Ikea shelves with acorn veneer. There is no book list available, sadly.

In Switzerland, people rarely rent with furniture, you always bring your own, though it never includes kitchen or bathroom, everything in there is provided by the landlord. Thus, we brought the shelves and the books with us from the last apartment.

– Alex 2021-09-06 14:24 UTC

I know that view. That is not your home office; that’s your home playground!

– Björn Buckwalter 2021-09-06 18:40 UTC


– Alex 2021-09-06 19:11 UTC

So is Ikea huge over there? I really have never been to one, but you are the 2nd person I know where I found myself drooling over their cabinetry (the other person was over a visit here on this side of the pond...).

I have heard people poo poo Ikea, but I am starting to wonder if I need to go on a quest to find one and explore.

presgas 2021-09-07 13:15 UTC

Ikea is huge because it’s so cheap. I think the consensus is that it’s good enough. We usually say that you can move the furniture once, but after two moves it’ll start falling apart. We also like the thought of massive wood instead of the mix of glue and wooden chips coated with a veneer of wood, but optically, it doesn’t make too much difference. It really depends on whether you come at it with a long term perspective. All I can say is that buying a wooden table from Ikea would probably cost you 500.- where as a solid wooden table from a fancy small scale manufacturer that has a set of models and will adapt them to your specs will cost around 3000.- to 5000.- depending on the wood. I’d say Ikea is perfect for most people, which is why almost everybody I know starts out with Ikea furniture and then might start buying new things from other manufacturers slowly as they earn more money, a rare luxury.

This is where I got the table and benches:

– Alex 2021-09-07 14:51 UTC

Oh wow! I really like Reseda’s bedding options. Very simple. May have to find something similar over here.

presgas 2021-09-08 12:07 UTC

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