Desk Swap #1

desk swap with Jesse Hertzberg

I am doing an experiment this year: One day a month I will swap desks with someone in NYC. Why? I am fascinated by how other work environments are set up and feel. And what better way to get a glimpse of another office than spending a day?

That’s exactly what I am doing today! Jesse Hertzberg, COO of Squarespace was game and is currently spending the day at my desk in Studiomates. From what I can tell, he seems to have a good time!

And lucky me, I am enjoying my day at the beautiful Squarespace office in Soho. Their space is all kinds of amazing, I have three (!) monitors at my disposal and an axe on my desk. I just enjoyed delicious catered lunch (envious), chatted with lovely folks and am now sitting on an ErgoErgo, getting work done.

Experiment round #1 can be filed as “successful”!

I can’t wait to find myself another desk for March! Any suggestions who I should swap with? Email me desk(at)swiss-miss.com or leave a comment below.

24 Comments leave a comment below

  1. love the idea of this project!

  2. This is an excellent project!

  3. Every time I see this image I shudder; I am seriously worried about your back. Can you not ask herman miller to give you a deal on an Aeron? (Or six of them?)

    …in the nicest and friendliest possible way!

  4. +1 to what Nic said. I desk chair looks nice in photos but will cost you triple in a few years when you regularly start going to your back specialist.

  5. Liked the idea. But bit difficult to execute. Atl east for me…

  6. This is my favorite blog! I think the idea of doing a desk swap ( it reminds me a little of being a foreign exchange student) is a brilliant one. I think it could positively effect work by giving a change of scenery, put you in touch with new people and give you good ideas for your own workspace. I look forward to seeing more!

  7. ?Maybe someone from the MailChimp office? I think that would probably be so fun! Love this idea, tina!! So awesome!

  8. we would love to have you at the invisible dog

  9. How about switching desk with the creator of Windows of New York? :-)

  10. Hedumigottstüürineiou, please send Jesse back to his desk!
    Squarespace needs to to pick up pace badly.
    No joke.

  11. Love this idea! I bet it’s great to put you in touch with new people and give you new ideas, in particular when it comes to your own work(space).

  12. I love this idea! I’m sort of a work/creative space junkie, love tours and visits to see where other people create and get things done.

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    Stumbled upon you via the Design Matters podcast that you did awhile back.

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