A Look at the Desks of Some Extraordinarily Creative People

With a laptop, smartphone, and ubiquitous WiFi, do desks matter anymore? This short film, entitled—gasp—"The Desk," tackles a fascinating subject we all take for granted, exploring the work surfaces of artists, designers, and writers, messy and minimal.

When work is increasingly mobile, does having a physical place to be clamped down, to plant your own creative flag—does this become more or less important? Our work tools are more mobile than they've ever been, but do we still need a place to call our own? Are desks just a place to stick a monitor, or do they say something about us? Do you still have a desk at home? Is it covered in cobwebs, or your next big project? [Laughing Squid]