Sigmund Freud's Office

Sigmund Freud’s Office

Recently I watched the film “A Dangerous Method,” in which Michael Fassbender portrays Carl Jung opposite Viggo Mortensen’s Sigmund Freud. There are extensive scenes set in Freud’s office, which is lined with books, modern art, and packed with figurines from…

Big Box Retailer: Restoration Hardware's Steamer Trunk Secretary

Big Box Retailer: Restoration Hardware’s Steamer Trunk Secretary

There are pros and cons to everything. When it comes to working at home, the flexibility is countered by the oppressive sense that you never get to clock out. It can often feel like a gilded cage. This weekend Restoration…

Step Into Don Draper's Office

Step Into Don Draper’s Office

One week ago “Mad Men” came to an end, though it will no doubt be binge-watched for many years to come. Coming to an end in a couple of weeks, for those in New York, is the “Mad Men” exhibit…

The Preppiest Office In America

The Preppiest Office In America

Yesterday Bloomberg put up a piece on Vineyard Vines’ new Stamford, CT headquarters, dubbing the space “the preppiest office in America.” It could certainly lay claim to being the most nautical. Climb aboard the video segment below.

Take A Seat

Take A Seat

From our inbox: Sir, I am looking for advice on the proper office chair. I want something very traditional. My quandary is tufted or non-tufted. I’ve always leaned non-tufted but I am being told by many that tufted is more…

Taken Down By Downton: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns

Taken Down By Downton: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns

Strangest political scandal of all time? ABC News reports on Congressman Aaron Schock’s announced resignation.

Tinker

Tinker

Here’s a screenshot from the undersecretary’s office in the atmospheric film adaptation of John le Carre’s spy thriller “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” The time is 1973, and the office blends the modern and classic in a compelling way. It also…

Schocking Red: The Office of Politician Aaron Schock

Schocking Red: The Office of Politician Aaron Schock

What do you get when you cross a “Downton Abbey” fetish with presidential portraits and a generous heaping of bordello red? You get the office of young Illinois congressman Aaron Schock. The story first broke yesterday at TalkingPointsMemo.com, which had…

Cool Or Cold? The Offices Of IBM

Cool Or Cold? The Offices Of IBM

After our last post on space-age bachelor pads, a user left a comment saying that such midcentury interiors left him cold. Well at least they have creature comforts such as beds and refrigerators. Imagine working in the stark offices of…

Book Cave: The Office Of William F. Buckley

Book Cave: The Office Of William F. Buckley

Now you know how Buckley developed his infamously gargantuan vocabulary. I’m sure he had an assistant to put the bookplates in all the books, though. The New York Times ran this photo with WFB’s obituary in 2008: And included this…

The State Of The Oval Office

The State Of The Oval Office

Last night the president delivered his State Of The Union speech. Sounds like the perfect excuse to examine the state of the Oval Office, by which I mean not the man in the chair, but the chair itself. The White…

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Office

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Office

Teeter-tottering book stacks. A trophy. Simple furniture. Not so different from any other man’s office. Except that this man keeps a portrait of Gandi for inspiration. Here’s the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, designed by Mies van der Rohe: It…