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A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Home Office Edition

A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: Home Office Edition

By Guest Author: Cherie Mclaughlin

Hosting a virtual meeting at your home? Or do you want to impress important customers through Zoom? In either case, it's essential that you have suitable office space.

You want to make sure that you and your clients feel comfortable and that they can be themselves while in your home, whether it's physically or virtually. But what are the best ways to prepare for this type of event? Let's find out!

Make Your Surroundings Welcoming

Your office space is a reflection of your business. Ideally, you want a room that looks professional but also welcoming to put your clients at ease. It's vital that your office is always clean, well-lit, and free of clutter. This might seem obvious, but these elements can significantly damage a first impression, whether your meeting is online or in person.

Take a look at the furniture in your office. Does it make the statement that reflects you professionally? If not, it might be time to upgrade. You can invest in new quality furniture that won't go out of style. 

Or, if you’re on a budget and have pieces with great bones, you can give the items that you have a new lease of life by having it repaired. If your desk is looking worse for wear, but it's made of quality wood, take it to a carpenter to give it a facelift and make it feel like new. Then, check out Brixton Bank’s Rhys standing desk conversions to make your workspace more ergonomic.

If your couch is looking worn, a good furniture upholstery service will take care of it and make it look like new. It can be pricey — between $1,200 and $3,500 for an oversized couch — so make sure that you look at several companies to compare prices and their online reviews before choosing who to go with. A quick search for furniture upholstery shops near me should do it. Or check couch covers that can be purchased affordably from places like

Safety First

As people are getting back into their regular routine it's still important to be mindful of safety precautions. It will also put your client's minds at ease if they see that you've thought through your office safety standards. 

It's easy to reduce contact by using contactless invoicing, payment systems and signature software for signing documents.

Make good ventilation a priority, and consider installing UV lights in your heating and ventilation system as an additional precaution to kill off any germs and viruses. 

Your home office is your space, and it should be a place that you feel comfortable and organized. Making sure to decorate the room with things that make you feel good and look good will help all of your clients enjoy their visit, too. You'll see that simple changes can do wonders for your business.

Looking to literally elevate your home office’s aesthetics and ergonomics to make it a healthier and more supportive place of work? Shop Brixton Banks today.

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How To Look Good On Zoom

How To Look Good On Zoom

With lockdowns and remote working we’ve probably all been horrified looking into the video camera right before our first few zoom meetings. If the lighting is off or if your laptop camera or webcam is positioned where it is looking up at you, you’ve been caught with what many are calling Zoom face or Zoom chin. The unflattering angle of the camera can cause your face to look like you’ve gained ten pounds and have a double chin.

Many plastic surgeons have reported an increase in patients looking for solutions to a double chin just for this reason - even people with perfect chins are suffering. But, there’s an easier solution than plastic surgery. 

The easiest thing you can do is look up into your camera, not down. If you’re looking down at your camera the person on the other side of the call is looking up at you. This has been dubbed “nostril cam” and “chin cam”. How to position your camera at an advantageous height without contorting into an awkward yoga posture or having to use your laptop in an inconvenient location? 

Some people use a stack of books which works, but can be inconvenient and create unwanted clutter. We’ve seen a huge increase in sales of Rhys, our laptop and monitor stand. It’s simple and elegant enough to use in your home or office and sets your laptop, monitor and / or camera at a height that gives a more flattering view - where the camera is looking straight on or down at your face instead of up. This eliminates the look of the double chin and tends to make people look more attractive. 

Lighting also helps. Sitting in front of a window with the light on your face as opposed to behind you will get rid of unwanted shadows. Or, if you don’t have a window position a lamp in front of you. If that’s too bright, position the light facing a wall right in front of you. 

Adjusting the video settings on your camera can be a help as well. Zoom even came out with lighting filters where you can adjust lighting and backgrounds in the settings. 

For a simple solution to raise your laptop or monitor to a height that gives better video conferencing angles, check out Rhys, our minimal and modern laptop and monitor stand. Rhys is often used as a laptop stand for standing and working but with video conferencing becoming the norm, it's used more and more as a solution for video conferencing while sitting.

Get rid of that pesky zoom chin for good. Shop Now.

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Why You Should Switch to a Standing Desk

Why You Should Switch to a Standing Desk

Convert your traditional office desk to an adjustable standing desk for better health

Thanks to technology many of us are stuck at a desk where we sit for long hours each day. It should go without saying - long hours of sitting isn’t good for your health. Scientists have confirmed that a sedentary lifestyle, often the result of a desk job, may contribute to multiple health issues like stroke, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, thyroid issues and depression. You may not have realized it prior to reading this but scientific evidence has shown - sitting for long hours can dramatically affect your health!

Sitting for too long can be deadly

Meetings, kids, activities, social affairs – sometimes life gets busy and we may not make time for exercise or physical activity. Most people are aware of the importance of being physically active, not only for physical health but also for mental wellbeing. Invigorating your body through physical activity oxygenates the blood and burns calories, among other things. If you are spending long hours sitting at a desk and don’t have time for exercise then you have reason to be concerned. It is imperative to be proactive so that a sedentary job does not negatively impact your health. Before your prolonged desk job becomes a reason for chronic disease, you can implement changes to offset effects of sitting all day.

What should you do if your job requires hours at a time in front of a computer? Ideally you would quit and spend more time outdoors moving around like our ancestors did. Alas, when our livelihood depends on work we do at a computer quitting usually isn’t an option. So what are your options? First and foremost, get up and move throughout the day. Try not to sit for extended periods of time. Stretch your limbs and take some deep breaths to get your blood flowing. And of course one of our favorite and easiest methods of creating a healthier office environment is switching to a standing desk.

Back pain & low energy be gone!

There are many benefits that adjustable stand-up desks / standing desk conversions offer. Several studies have proven the positive effects of working while standing. Many office workers complain of back pain due to prolonged amounts of time sitting down; those who use standing desks claim a significant improvement in back pain after a few weeks. Some workers attribute improved mood, higher energy levels, greater productivity and a reduction in job related stress from standing and working. Some also experience weight loss after working in a standing position for a portion of the day. Working while standing as a part of a less sedentary life style may also reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While you may have been sitting all day, five days a week, for years, it’s never too late to invest in a standing desk as a lifestyle change towards better health. 

What do you have to lose?

Because of increases in health insurance premiums and greater interest in employer health and productivity, businesses across the country are replacing traditional desks with standing options. If desks are not actively being replaced employers are often willing to pay for a standing desk if requested so if you are interested in one it’s a great idea to run it by your employer! Additionally, studies show that standing burns an extra 100+ calories per hour! In a few weeks that amount of calories can add up to pounds lost. 

The easiest way stand up and work?

Over the past few years many options for standing desk and standing desk converters have come to market. Here are some of the options as well as pros and cons of different types of standing desks:

Replace your desk with a fully adjustable standing desk:


  • Electric or hand crank for ease of adjusting up and down for moving from sitting to standing


  • Most expensive option
  • Not many designs available; typically lack drawers and storage space
  • Hassle to move, sell, store or get rid of old desk

Standing desk converters:


  • You don’t need to replace your desk
  • This is especially useful if your desk has drawers and storage
  • Converters are typically more affordable than buying a new desk


  • Most conversions that sit on a desktop take up a lot of work space
  • Some are not adjustable in height and the user cannot readily move from a sitting to a standing position without moving the monitor
  • Aesthetics - most converters don’t look streamlined or elegant

Brixton Banks has designed one of the best looking and most versatile standing desk converters available. A simple and modern solution, Rhys is an affordable option that offers the benefits of standing and working without the draw backs of replacing your desk. The minimal design makes it one of the only solutions available that vertically increases work space and it is also one of the most elegant and aesthetically pleasing standing desk converters around.

If you’re sick of sitting all day check out Rhys by Brixton Banks. Your future health will thank you!

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The Ultimate Standing Desk Converter For Design Lovers

The Ultimate Standing Desk Converter For Design Lovers

Rhys, an impressive design from Brixton Banks is a versatile stand up desk conversion that keeps your desk looking extra clean while enabling you to stand up and work. Is standing a working a fad? “People are interested in health and wellness and our products offer a simple and stylish way to maintain your health when you’re stuck in front of a computer all day. Sitting down for hours on end just isn’t good for you. While you probably don’t want to stand up all day, having an easy solution to get out of your chair and work is nice. There are a ton of benefits to standing even just for a few minutes at a time.”


When asked about the design she says, “I love minimalism and I’ve incorporated that into the design. So many standing desk conversions take up a good portion of your desk and don’t look aesthetically pleasing. Rhys is so simple yet so versatile. Use it for laptops, keyboards, monitors and gaming. There is no assembly required so it’s much easier than say putting together Ikea furniture; we know how much fun that is. And you don’t have to replace your desk. Just take it out of the box and get back to work. It actually increases vertical space which is great for people who have small work spaces. Additionally, if you decide standing and working isn’t for you, you can use it as a shelf or anywhere you need extra space.”


 We love the modern look of Rhys and the health benefits of standing and working. If you want to elevate your work space Rhys is one of the easiest ways to do so. Shop our standing desk converters now.

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Brixton Banks Ergonomic Solutions with Simple, Modern Design

Brixton Banks Ergonomic Solutions with Simple, Modern Design

Brixton Banks is revolutionizing office space with simple, modern design. Our products are not only lightweight and easy to move, they are incredibly versatile. Vertically maximize space to organize your documents, books, electronics, and more to create less clutter on your desk. Less clutter has been shown to increase productivity and creativity.

Our modern pieces look great with your Mac and are sturdy enough to support the largest Mac monitors or even a small television. 

Rhys is available in a variety of colors and sizes. Visit to shop the collection.

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