Bullish Urban Living: This is My Outdoor Desk
August 4, 2010
This is the outdoor desk I have on my balcony overlooking Wall Street.
This is where the magic happens (my WiFi totally works out here), until it starts to rain a little bit, which happens way more often than you might think if you weren’t trying to use a computer outdoors.
I finally found this from Crate & Barrel. It was inexpensive enough, I figured that if it lasted the rest of the summer, I’d be happy. It’s been rained on a few times and seems totally fine. No birds have even despoiled it yet!
When I am outside, my cat’s spatial understanding of the world is disturbed.
At night, I use a battery-powered clip lamp from Target (they don’t seem to carry mine anymore, but this one is similar).
Sitting outside, listening to the hum of the generators and looking at the interesting crenellations and gargoyles the architects of yore have worked into the tops of other people’s buildings, I feel content, like an amalgam of Ayn Rand surveying the work of man and Batman appreciating the aerial view.
If you’re wondering, in the top two photos, I’m drinking a Southampton Double White and looking at TheGloss. (I have never been to the Hamptons. It’s just a good beer. I got it on Freshdirect).