This is a wonderful video, directed by Mark Gardner, about the desk and its place in our working lives. Massimo Vignelli, who also appeared in Helvetica, has a clean slate of a desk that has to be seen to be believed.
Writer Kurt Andersen says that for him, the desk has a sacred and central function akin to the hearth, the heart of the home, where he is very comfortable being alone. Yes. There is nothing in my house more truly mine than my desk, messy warts and all.
Check it out at vimeo, who won’t let me embed it for some reason.
And for images of the desks of and interviews with Canadian writers, check out desk space.
Thanks to Things Organized Neatly for the link to the video of “The Desk”.