/page/2

Whiteboard desk extraordinaire

Since starting our peer2peer incubator the Startup Port I’ve been looking for office (furniture) inspiration. We occasionally acquire furniture as our budget is dependent on our turnover (non-profit without subsidies).

I quickly found out about the genius Whiteboard desk created by Frank Denneman. It took me a while to pursue and I even forgot about it for a couple of months but I finally decided that this was going to be the centrepiece of my productivity. It needed to fit a couple of people though, so I took the dimensions and increased them just a bit. 

I also wanted it to be able to be used creatively, and everywhere needed, so it had to be given wheels. Ideally it would even be adjustable in height, but I couldn’t come up with a simple, affordable solution for that.

As stated in Frank’s article I went to Ikea and ordered the maximum size Ikea offered and which would still fit into the cargo elevator. Sadly the delivery men were told that it wouldn’t fit, and the receptionist sent them up the stairs. This countertop weighs a tad over 83kg(!) Costs: 370,-

I didn’t go for the steel edges though, as Frank stated it would’ve nearly cost double, and that combined with the larger countertop would’ve made the desk’s total cost hit 1k.

Matthijs from Steigerbuisstunter.nl worked with me to realise my dream frame, he drew it up in Sketch and finally provided the frame’s parts and even put it all together, with a ‘little’ (and I mean that extremely literally) help from me. Having Matthijs at the Startup Port was essential in the realisation of this desk, even though he compares it all to Lego (for adults) so it must be doable. Costs: 290,-

The Whiteboard island is 122,5cm by 250cm and easily fits four, maybe even six if you put them on the ends. Total price cost was 660,- including taxes,  excluding a trip to Ikea and some sweat.

How about some pictures? I didn’t take the time to shoot very nice pictures, but you get the idea from these shots:

image

See the supporting frame, also in the middle? They weren’t part of the original plan, but the Ikea kitchen man told me the top had to be supported every 80cm. I didn’t want to risk a bending top, so we went with these slant tubes to support the top in the centre.

image

Here you can easily spot the mirroring that occurs with a high gloss top/whiteboard desk. Keep this in mind and don’t place it right under fluorescent or very bright lights.

image

No shots of me being productive yet, others were way too busy having fun.

image

Like I just stated, others were having fun. I’m sparing you the genitals you’re guaranteed to see when you put this in a co-workingspace.

That’s it. I’m very happy with it. Very happy with the ability to have awesome brainstorms and the ability to write down anything, anytime I want, and secretly also with the looks on people faces when I do so in a meeting.

Cover Story: Daft Punk

My first ride with a stranger

Last week I found someone on Toogethr that has the same destination as I do. I connected with him and asked if I could join him next time. That wasn’t a problem, so this morning I hopped int the car of a ‘stranger’.

That might sound awkward but I actually enjoyed it. We had a chat about several topics and I had a comfortable seat. The sun was shining and the roads were clear since it is vacation time.

The driver, Bouke, doesn’t do it to share costs. For him its all about conversation and the fact that he drives a big car anyway. Every once in a while it feels good to fill an extra seat.

I’m surprised about how relaxed I arrived at work today. The Fyra train is a little bit quicker. But usually I experience a lot of stress when taking the Fyra. Probably due to not having to rely on the NS (dutch railway company). Also, having a relaxed conversation with one stranger and without a dozen of them around you saying nothing, equals relaxation.

In the end I saved ten euro by sharing Bouke’s ride. But that will not be my motivation for my next shared ride. It’ll be the ability to have a relaxed conversation and to get to work stress free and on time.

We just got notice that trains were hindered on my route this morning, due to a fire report in the tunnel.

Anonymous said: Ja een beetje vreemd maar ik moet van een vriendinnetje vragen of je single bent? Ze durft het zelf niet

Wait, I have groupies now?

parislemon:

gerundme:

Best one I’ve seen yet.

This.

…

parislemon:

gerundme:

Best one I’ve seen yet.

This.

What the heck?!

escapekit:

Machine Prints Food Smells On Postcards

O.k this is pretty crazy, The “Food printer” has a camera, a smell extractor and a printer. When you’re ready to go the camera snaps a shot of the food while the smell extractor gathers the smells and the printer than prints the postcard with aroma ink.

(via escapekit)

It’s that time of the month again (Taken with Instagram)

It’s that time of the month again (Taken with Instagram)

I always wanted to make another man dance by shooting on his feet, I realize this is the closest I’m ever going to get. You can and probably should send Justus at least 10$ to let him continue his work on Times square to Artsquare.

lilgo:

“Sometimes you just need 20 seconds of embarrasing bravery.” here’s mine: my laptop has crashed and I’m in the midst of finishing two major projects for clients. Those projects pay my journey to realize my dreams: http://artsquare.co
Support me with 199 other backers to get in one day 2000usd together so I can buy a laptop to get things back on track!!

Here’s the embarrasing bravery you’ll get to see:
10usd a JUST-US SHUFFLE in the midst of Times Square
20usd a Shuffle AND your name engraved on my new laptop

All shuffles will be edited in one viral video with your name in it!

Payment methods:
Paypal: justusbruns (at) gmail (dot) com
Dutch Bank Account: P2483056 JJH Bruns Amsterdam

Please share! And leave in the comments your name if you supported!! I thank you!!

Anonymous said: Alles wat jij doet heeft simpel gezegd te maken met het web toch? Je doet verder niks met fotografie of dingen buiten het web?

Voornamelijk Internet, overige nieuwe media en communicatie. Ik houd wel van fotografie, schetsen en ik doe ook een stukje business development, waarbij het wel vaak om online business draait. Any other questions?

Gymkhana FIVE by Ken Block

Whiteboard desk extraordinaire

Since starting our peer2peer incubator the Startup Port I’ve been looking for office (furniture) inspiration. We occasionally acquire furniture as our budget is dependent on our turnover (non-profit without subsidies).

I quickly found out about the genius Whiteboard desk created by Frank Denneman. It took me a while to pursue and I even forgot about it for a couple of months but I finally decided that this was going to be the centrepiece of my productivity. It needed to fit a couple of people though, so I took the dimensions and increased them just a bit. 

I also wanted it to be able to be used creatively, and everywhere needed, so it had to be given wheels. Ideally it would even be adjustable in height, but I couldn’t come up with a simple, affordable solution for that.

As stated in Frank’s article I went to Ikea and ordered the maximum size Ikea offered and which would still fit into the cargo elevator. Sadly the delivery men were told that it wouldn’t fit, and the receptionist sent them up the stairs. This countertop weighs a tad over 83kg(!) Costs: 370,-

I didn’t go for the steel edges though, as Frank stated it would’ve nearly cost double, and that combined with the larger countertop would’ve made the desk’s total cost hit 1k.

Matthijs from Steigerbuisstunter.nl worked with me to realise my dream frame, he drew it up in Sketch and finally provided the frame’s parts and even put it all together, with a ‘little’ (and I mean that extremely literally) help from me. Having Matthijs at the Startup Port was essential in the realisation of this desk, even though he compares it all to Lego (for adults) so it must be doable. Costs: 290,-

The Whiteboard island is 122,5cm by 250cm and easily fits four, maybe even six if you put them on the ends. Total price cost was 660,- including taxes,  excluding a trip to Ikea and some sweat.

How about some pictures? I didn’t take the time to shoot very nice pictures, but you get the idea from these shots:

image

See the supporting frame, also in the middle? They weren’t part of the original plan, but the Ikea kitchen man told me the top had to be supported every 80cm. I didn’t want to risk a bending top, so we went with these slant tubes to support the top in the centre.

image

Here you can easily spot the mirroring that occurs with a high gloss top/whiteboard desk. Keep this in mind and don’t place it right under fluorescent or very bright lights.

image

No shots of me being productive yet, others were way too busy having fun.

image

Like I just stated, others were having fun. I’m sparing you the genitals you’re guaranteed to see when you put this in a co-workingspace.

That’s it. I’m very happy with it. Very happy with the ability to have awesome brainstorms and the ability to write down anything, anytime I want, and secretly also with the looks on people faces when I do so in a meeting.

Cover Story: Daft Punk

My first ride with a stranger

Last week I found someone on Toogethr that has the same destination as I do. I connected with him and asked if I could join him next time. That wasn’t a problem, so this morning I hopped int the car of a ‘stranger’.

That might sound awkward but I actually enjoyed it. We had a chat about several topics and I had a comfortable seat. The sun was shining and the roads were clear since it is vacation time.

The driver, Bouke, doesn’t do it to share costs. For him its all about conversation and the fact that he drives a big car anyway. Every once in a while it feels good to fill an extra seat.

I’m surprised about how relaxed I arrived at work today. The Fyra train is a little bit quicker. But usually I experience a lot of stress when taking the Fyra. Probably due to not having to rely on the NS (dutch railway company). Also, having a relaxed conversation with one stranger and without a dozen of them around you saying nothing, equals relaxation.

In the end I saved ten euro by sharing Bouke’s ride. But that will not be my motivation for my next shared ride. It’ll be the ability to have a relaxed conversation and to get to work stress free and on time.

We just got notice that trains were hindered on my route this morning, due to a fire report in the tunnel.

lilly:

This dashboard/content creation is so, so good. Such a great design & implementation team there. (via With Today’s Update, Tumblr Starts To Look More Like A Fully Featured Twitter Than Blogging Platform | TechCrunch)

lilly:

This dashboard/content creation is so, so good. Such a great design & implementation team there. (via With Today’s Update, Tumblr Starts To Look More Like A Fully Featured Twitter Than Blogging Platform | TechCrunch)

Anonymous said: Ja een beetje vreemd maar ik moet van een vriendinnetje vragen of je single bent? Ze durft het zelf niet

Wait, I have groupies now?

The basics

The basics

(Source: airows)

parislemon:

gerundme:

Best one I’ve seen yet.

This.

…

parislemon:

gerundme:

Best one I’ve seen yet.

This.

What the heck?!

escapekit:

Machine Prints Food Smells On Postcards

O.k this is pretty crazy, The “Food printer” has a camera, a smell extractor and a printer. When you’re ready to go the camera snaps a shot of the food while the smell extractor gathers the smells and the printer than prints the postcard with aroma ink.

(via escapekit)

It’s that time of the month again (Taken with Instagram)

It’s that time of the month again (Taken with Instagram)

I always wanted to make another man dance by shooting on his feet, I realize this is the closest I’m ever going to get. You can and probably should send Justus at least 10$ to let him continue his work on Times square to Artsquare.

lilgo:

“Sometimes you just need 20 seconds of embarrasing bravery.” here’s mine: my laptop has crashed and I’m in the midst of finishing two major projects for clients. Those projects pay my journey to realize my dreams: http://artsquare.co
Support me with 199 other backers to get in one day 2000usd together so I can buy a laptop to get things back on track!!

Here’s the embarrasing bravery you’ll get to see:
10usd a JUST-US SHUFFLE in the midst of Times Square
20usd a Shuffle AND your name engraved on my new laptop

All shuffles will be edited in one viral video with your name in it!

Payment methods:
Paypal: justusbruns (at) gmail (dot) com
Dutch Bank Account: P2483056 JJH Bruns Amsterdam

Please share! And leave in the comments your name if you supported!! I thank you!!

Anonymous said: Alles wat jij doet heeft simpel gezegd te maken met het web toch? Je doet verder niks met fotografie of dingen buiten het web?

Voornamelijk Internet, overige nieuwe media en communicatie. Ik houd wel van fotografie, schetsen en ik doe ook een stukje business development, waarbij het wel vaak om online business draait. Any other questions?

Gymkhana FIVE by Ken Block

Vaaaaaalencia!  (Taken with Instagram)

Vaaaaaalencia! (Taken with Instagram)

envicta:

the best coffee machine

envicta:

the best coffee machine

(via atcivne-deactivated20121015)

Whiteboard desk extraordinaire
My first ride with a stranger

About: