What's in my NOW?

One interesting person shares the tangible and invisible things that are influencing the NOW — 3 physical, 2 digital, and 1 invisible.

One interesting person shares the tangible and invisible things that are influencing the NOW — 3 physical, 2 digital, and 1 invisible.

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What's in my bag of ideas? — Michael Ham

My "bag" contains things I wish I had known when I was younger.


What's in my workspace? — Andrei Kryssov

Dell Ultrasharp 27" 4K Monitor U2720QMI've always worked with an external monitor. After noticing eye strain with my previous low-resolution monitor, I decided to invest in a quality 4K monitor. Best decision ever. This monitor is also a hub with multiple USB…


What's in my workspace? — Mary Lucia Darst

I'm a doctoral student and classical musician, so my space is set up for writing an academic thesis and working on audition videos.


What's on my kitchen counter? — Camille Hartsell

My kitchen is a small but very busy place. There's basically no open-space, and every bit of it has to multi-task. Architectural Digest-worthy, it is not. But it does the job. These sink-adjacent items are worth the space they require.


What's on my industrial bookshelf? — Spencer Wright

I run theprepared.org, where I write and edit writing about engineering, manufacturing, and infrastructure, and manage a community for folks who think and work in adjacent areas. And, I spend a lot of time obsessing over bikes, and trying out new (and old) to…


What’s in my drawer? — Nicole Harkin

My kitchen drawer is a place of minor organization of a largely unorganized life.


What's in my art studio? — Ed Epping

A basic premise of all the work I am most intrigued by: the work examines that quality or condition which has been overlooked by most. I attempt to use that as a guide for choosing what I focus on in my imagery. So, I use words and images as partners where th…


What’s in my photo bag? — Lawrence Lazare

Like most photographers, I am on a never-ending search for the perfect camera bag. My current bag is the Lowepro Photo Hatchback BP 250 AW II. I like the fact that the cube that holds my gear cab be removed so that I can use it as a non-photo bag. It also has…


What's on my junk shelf? — Casper Kelly

I have a built in shelf in my home office that I haven't organized yet. In addition to part of my wife's Martha Stewart magazine collection that I have yet to move to her home office and my burgeoning blu ray collection (that I've stopped adding to until I ma…


What's in my workspace? — David Yoon

This is my main workspace, which really just is a corner of the main bedroom in my house. I like to do my work in small dim cloisters. I think because it reminds me of growing up as a latch key kid and having all this free time to hole up in my room and be as…


What's in my survival kit? — Dug North

I am passionate about learning and teaching wilderness survival skills. As an example for my students, I put together a well-rounded survival kit. This kit is based on a design by my colleague, Tim Swanson of Owl Eyes Wilderness. One of the hardest things to …


What's on my painting counter? — Gioia Palmieri

I started painting a few years ago and since then I’ve found tools for my painting that I hope will be helpful for you if you’re interested in painting. I like to stand while I work and use my work counter for writing and painting. When painting, I mix the pa…


What's in my trophy case? — Rusty Blazenhoff

Living a creative life can be really fun but it ain’t easy! One of the ways that I’ve learned to cope with crippling self-doubt is with a "trophy case." It displays things that remind me of who I am, how far I’ve come, and why I need to keep doing what I do. …


What's in my toolbox? — Randy Regier

My Day Job requires of me that I restore and customize vintage cars. To that end I maintain four moderate sized toolboxes because of the diversity of my tasks and the fact that I work between two buildings and cross a street regularly to do so. For the purpos…


What's in my diary? — Claudia Dawson

My diaries are relics of my past. I return to them when I need a reminder of who I was and what I've overcome. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior and my diaries maintain a continuity that my memory cannot. Over time I've perfected my diary…


What's in my gym bag? — Jordan Calhoun

During the worst of the pandemic, my gym bag was obsolete. Even when gyms re-opened, it took a while before my office building did, so my thoughtfully-packed bag collected dust in a corner of my closet. Now that life is a little closer to normal though, my gy…


What's on my kitchen counter? — Seth Godin

My "space" is the counter where I cook dinner every night for family and friends. And as diets diverge and time gets short, there are a few go-to items that I keep coming back to.This is a tiny portion of the huge pile of bottles and potions and substances I …


What's (not) in my bag? — Ramona Pringle

Some backstory: In the time BC (before Covid, before child) I carried around a huge bag. My bag was big enough to comfortably hold a laptop, laptop charger, some food, water, a notepad, keys, pens (probably a few), a small bag with lipstick and powder (2-3 da…


What's in my Zoom setup? — John Nieuwenburg

In March of 2020, it became clear that we were all going to spend a lot of time on Zoom. As such, I wanted to improve the zoom experience for my clients and make it the best that it could be.


What's in my WFH setup? — Juris Kristobans

It is my first work from home setup. I like to add and remove things often. I have removed every unnecessary object from my desk and left with a bare minimum to do the work. And I love my massive desk (180 x 90cm) even though I don't have much stuff on the de…