Brooklyn Home Office, Minimized, At Night

I've spent the past few months figuring out how to scale down many of the things i don't need and keeping my home office very minimal. That included ditching the large 30" apple cinema display (it blocked my view out the windows!) and going back to a simple laptop with two headless servers (on old G5 osx server pictured, and one ubuntu dual core 2.8ghz hp proliant server hidden behind the desk)


I've hidden my speakers behind the desk and stream via an airport express station to minimize cord plugins. The two cables visible below the desk have been hidden (ethernet for the osx server and some other cable) didn't see them in the photo til it was too late.


I've purchased an all-in-one scanner/printer that fits comfortably in the sliding glass door cabinet for easy access.


My old and faithful aeron chair finally made it's return home from vermont. Thank you for the gift adam, it's lasted me years!


For white board drawings, i use dry erase markers on the glass windows. I make sure i don't write any sensitive data on them as they're clearly visible from the street :)


This provides maximum desk space to work with while not being distracted. i work from home occasionally (i'm a senior linux systems engineer for mtv networks/viacom) so i wanted someplace enjoyable to work without losing focus on my tasks.


I didn't have any stones to put in the vase for the flower, so i ended up using all the silver change i could find. This works great because it looks interesting, but also makes it easy to ditch extra pocket change into it conveniently. No pennies allowed!



  • Vincent Chiaro 6y

    Great setup! Do you get tired of working exclusively on the laptop? (Given the small screen?)
  • nathy_0308 PRO 6y

    The views are to die for!
  • Nico· 6y

    What a great office.
  • David Trang 6y

    Awesome. I have the Torsby in 53", but your table looks bigger. Is it the 70"? I dig the setup, I might be so inclined to get the tv stand as well now.
  • Paul Brezgel 6y

    This is such a great setup. Along with dehlz, I have the same question... it the 70"?

    Curious to hear your thoughts on the glass for that table. Have you broken it yet? lol...

    I only ask because of IKEA's "Good to know" section about the table and how "a strike, knock or scratch can cause the glass to crack suddenly."

    Maybe we should buy another thicker sheet of glass and place it on top to prevent problems and protect the investment? Just thinking to myself I guess...
  • Mackenzie Kosut 6y

    It is the 70".. the glass actually feels pretty reliable. I've been using it and banging around on it for at least 2 years, and i've never had any issues with it shattering on me.

    I wouldn't recommend it for a workbench if you plan on using a hammer, but for day to day wear and tear, it's been holding up perfectly.
  • nathy_0308 PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fine Design, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • David Trang 6y

    Hey, I got the TV stand too and it looks great with my 53" torsby. Thanks for the inspiring setup
    where I work by dehlz
  • Nuao 6y

    Wow, your home office looks great. I would certainly love to work in such an environment. I love how the flowers add a touch of colours. You seem to have a gorgeous view as well! Great use of the space for sure!
  • Laurent Kanago 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Featured Workspace, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • doctorvono PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Working from home, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • carbootsaletips 5y


    Nice image - I have used it for a post on my blog (see below) regarding running a home business. I did intend to take a picture of my own office but it is too messy and yours looks so much cooler generally!
  • Just some dust PRO 5y

    Very nice space. And thank you for the CC license. I used this photo in a blog post about getting the correct height for a desk.
  • Fabian Rothfuchs 4y

    I can see a Mac Pro - but not appendant monitor?
  • dporter15 4y

    Great setup. Had a quick question about something you posted in the info section. You said that you were able to hide the speakers and I was just curious to see how you went about doing that because I was looking at doing something similar and since in the picture there isn't much to go on. Thanks in advance
  • Jules1643 3y

    We would like to use this image for a feature story in Success magazine's please let me know a name to give photo credit. Thanks so much! Great image! Jules
  • Room Elegance 2y

    Hi Mackenzie,

    I've published this nice Home Office picture by you in an article on my blog at the following link:

    Please visit the article at the link above and see if you like it.

    Thanks for the nice image.
  • Boris Dzhingarov 2y

    I used your photo at my blog post - Five Tips for Client-Friendly Office. I gave credit to your flickr profile. I hope the way I gave you credit is fine for you.
  • vic hong 1y

    I used your picture on my website template today (and credited you). Thanks so much for sharing!
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