The Office: Home Away From Home

My 2nd Home

May 9, 2018

Whether you have a cubicle, or an office small or large, I feel you have to make it as comfortable as possible. I've worked in several situations from no desk no office, to cubicle, to small office and large office. No matter which situation, I had to make my space work for me. The way I look at it, I spend a very large amount of my time at the office and if I am going to spend that much time there, I might as well make it fun and feel like home. This picture on top is the entrance to my office. YES, that is my disco ball hanging from the ceiling, and it is a fun talking point when people come by for tours of the building. On the wall on the left is where I have displayed my Funko Pop collection. It's growing so much that they will soon take over the entire office, but I wanted them up in a nice way to see them all. Also on the wall are some cartoon "cells" I have collected over the years. You can notice as well reference books on music and some ways I organize my daily work in binders. On the wall to the left is my CD collection from home. It leads to the picture below as well.


Over the years I have collected a lot of CD's. These are the CD's that I have decided to "keep" and let me tell you, moving these things from house to house, city to city, and now from my house to the office is a major pain in the butt! I had this set up in my garage at home, and for about a year I was trying to figure a way to get them to work and how I would display them. I spent so may years collecting them, and I wanted to see them every day, so I thought why not bring them in. PLUS, many of them are geared toward KOOL music! My mini fridge is in the corner (I bring my lunch to work everyday) and you can see more of those Funko Pops!


The wall opposite of my desk is the meeting area with a couple of guest seats and a wall of memorabilia I have collected. I made most of the frames myself (I like crafting too). The large wall frame is an autographed Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) drumhead. I'm a drummer, that's why there are so many in frames! I have drumheads signed by Huey Lewis, Terri Nunn from Berlin, Eddie Money, Neil Peart (Rush), and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), and one of my favorites is in the middle on the bottom. It's a drumhead signed by Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo). He is the voice of Jack in the Nightmare Before Christmas, and the composer of a ton of movie soundtracks.  


The final picture is looking from the back wall back to the entrance. You can see the Wisconsin Flag hanging in the door. This is my space at the office. It is a reflection of me and the things I like. Home. In fact, it's really a bunch of things that my wife won't let me have at home anymore so instead of them all collecting dust in storage, I brought them in to work. It's my man cave at work and reminder that I have too much junk! What does your office space look like? Minimal? Over the top? A mix of both?