Ok, so here’s the riser I created! All set up at work – I sit at an open table. There are supposed to be tiny dividers but they were back ordered and haven’t come. I do, however, have a great doohickey that lets me switch between sitting and standing whenever I’d like, which is really awesome.
The existing riser, store bought and standard, leaves my phone pretty low when I’m standing, plus, it was a tiny bit narrow for the laptop. Not problematic, just a tiny little annoyance each day that I don’t need.
Aside from that, now everything is white Ikea, black chairs, and semi-corporate-ness. How to make the space I spend so much time in feel more comfortable? It’s a shared table, so there’s not a lot of room for knick knacks, never mind that I’m not much of a knick knack person. I do love birds though, and had this turquoise fabric with bird silhouettes in it… So I learned to ModPodge:
We have a nice little kitchenette for preparing lunches, with a microwave and toaster oven in addition to the standard office fridge and coffee maker, but I prefer to keep my own little set of dishware, plus the community knife that’s constantly going through the dishwasher is hardly sharp, so more dangerous to use than keeping & using my own – which I wash myself & has a plastic cover.
I have a Command hook on the side for my headset, space for my plate & coffee cup, and in the bin at left, my silverware, sharp knife, and cloth napkins. I try to minimize using disposables when there’s a simple non-disposable solution, and it’s hardly any effort to wash a set of silverware and a plate & cup after I eat.
There’s also room in there for salt & pepper shakers, although, while one is pepper, the other is Penzey’s adobo, not salt. If you haven’t tried Penzey’s adobo – do; it’s really tasty! Unlike many store brands, it doesn’t have salt, but if you want saltiness too it’s easy to add the amount you like.