Robin Grasby Homework Helper

We all personalize our work tables somewhat.  But what if we can actually customize the damn thing?  That's the idea behind Homework, a nifty work desk that you can lay out in a wide variety of ways.

The basic table consists of two three-legged trestles made from breech, with steel braces.  Each trestle has a felt sling hanging, which you can later use to store magazines, documents and other items.  A functional drawer with a felt bottom is set between the two.

A stained MDF board with puncture holes (so it doesn't slip) is used as the table frame, set over the trestles.  It sports a steel area around the rear to hold books and a laser-etched rule along the front edge.  From there, you can top it off with whatever fittings you need.  In the example above, they used flexible modular desktops in the middle, a cutting board on the left and a strip of dry-erase board along the right.  Around the back are various caddies and media troughs, making for a very nifty and modern piece.

Designed by Robin Grasby, Homework is intended to allow the user to "customize every aspect of their workspace."  After all, we each have different requirements while on the job.  Mine, for instance, will need a dedicated area for my coffee maker (I know, I need help).  In Mad Men, they'll each require a large ashtray and a place to set drinks (I'm sure those bookcases around the back can hold bottles of liquor just as easily).

It's a little hard to describe how awesome the thing is.  Check out the step-by-step addition of each material from the designer's site to get a clearer idea.

[Robin Grasby via Moco Loco]

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre created a NEW All ‘FORE’ Books Mini Golf event to benefit the Osterhout Free Library. The event will be held Sunday, March 18th at the Osterhout Free Library from Noon – 4 pm.

Funds raised from the Golf Classic benefit year-round children’s programs held at the Osterhout Library and its three branches throughout the city.

The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. This includes the opportunity to play mini golf IN the library. Balls and putter are provided. People can enjoy 18 very fun and unique holes within, through and around the library stacks.

Every player that gets a hole-in-one on the 18th hole, will be entered in a chance to win a $500 cash prize

Tickets are available now at any library location, at the door on the day of, and via any Rotary member.

There are many sponsorship opportunities available from $100 to $3,000.  To become a sponsor, or donate a prize, contact Rotary President, Lars Anderson at 570-287-3000 x 1110.

Visit to learn more about the mini golf event and what the Osterhout Free Library offers the community.


PHOTO (left to right): Elizabeth Doherty, Secretary, Rotary of Wilkes-Barre, Lars Anderson, President, Rotary of Wilkes-Barre, Richard Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library, Elaine Rash, Youth Services Coordinator, Osterhout Free Library

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