I don’t know why I find these kinds of workspace photographs so appealing.

I know they reek of pretentiousness and elitism and just plain showing-off (either “look at what expensive toys and good taste I have” or “look how well I’ve got my life organised”), but I still aspire.

Of all these workplaces, the Ugmonk studio has to be one of my favourites.

I’m also endlessly fascinated by these workbag displays. So many things I need to buy to make my life complete.

Craft and creativity

Apple porn

I know it’s not strictly an ‘Apple’ thing – I’ve seen plenty of people showing off PC workstations and ultra-nerdy open source setups too – but let’s be honest, Mac geeks in particular love to show off.

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Shape of things to come

Anti-paparazzi dazzle scarf

The Flashback Collection: garments made from highly reflective thread — perfect for anyone who doesn’t want his or her picture taken, or for photobombers who really want to make a lasting impression.

A collaboration between DJ Chris Holmes and Betabrand, where this Flashback range is currently being crowdfunded.

Unisex Reflective Scarf

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Shape of things to come

‘1984’ stealth fashion for the under-surveillance society

It’s all a little hipster for my tastes, but I appreciate concept for this Nineteen Eighty-Four themed clothing Kickstarter.

The Affair - 1984 collection

Big Brother is real and he’s watching. Become untrackable and unhackable with UnPocket™ enabled stealth fashion. #GoDark

The UnPocket

I particularly like the UnPocket, which protects the contents from water as well as surveillance…

The Affair - Unpocket

Every piece in the ‘1984’ collection is built around a removable stealth pocket made from police-grade shielding fabrics that securely block all Cell, WiFi, GPS and RFID signals to ~100 dB.

We’re calling it the UnPocket™ in homage to Orwell because it works much like Winston Smith in the bowels of Minitrue: simply pop your phone, passport and bank cards inside and become invisible to Big Brother within seconds.

I know a tin would probably do the job just as well, but I’m thinking of backing at the £18 level to just get one of these.

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