The Temple of Whollyness

Organ Desk

I have been struggling with what to do with my studio. The room lacked personality, and our initial attempts to make the space more interesting weren't jiving. Though the raw-edged black walnut table Mrs Awesomepants found was a glorious piece, it didn't fit next to my synthesizers and computers.

I had a plan to mount my keyboards vertically on the wall so that the base of the keyboards would run up and down with the wall. They wouldn't be super playable in the position (the keyboards would be turned ninety degress from their proper position), but I really love the idea of treating keyboards like works of art. I'm very fortunate to own a red version of the mighty Alesis Andromeda, one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, and just looking at all those knobs and leds makes my heart beat a little faster.

I decided against this because if the keyboards ever fell off the wall, I would literally not be able to replace them. Sadface.

The studio has been sitting in a state of limbo for a few months now, but last Sunday on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Rerun we found the seed that would define the studio - a magnificent organ that has been gutted and elegantly transformed into a desk. It's incredible and one of those pieces that you know you'll have forever. I'm so lucky!

Super fugly before shot. That green makes my eyes weep:

Behold! A superior studio: