Maker Stations is a publication dedicated to purposeful home offices and mindful productivity.

We curate beautiful and functional home office setups from makers around the world, and, most importantly, tell stories of people behind them.

We believe that remote work increases the quality of life, reduces the world's carbon footprint and makes the city centres less congested.

For marketing and advertising partnerships, get in touch with Ilya [ilya at makerstations.io].

If you're looking to get featured, visit our submissions page.

Our story

Hello, friend 👋

I’m Ilya. I'm a visual designer & photographer by trade, and I run Maker Stations together with my partner in crime Lena (she's an amazing editor and hopeless introvert). Originally from Russia, we’re based in sunny Leith, Edinburgh.

We also have brilliant Trisha Ramos on our team — she helps out with curation, interviewing setup owners and a bunch of other stuff.

I love working from home and having my own private space where I can concentrate. Offices are fun in their way, but I always struggled to focus in a noisy, open environment. Ironically, I’d normally listen to white noise while WFH, because I can control the volume!

That (and a famous virus thing that made us stuck at our homes) prompted me to look for some desk inspiration. I had a blast browsing home office setups on Reddit, but... I always wanted to learn more about the makers behind them. Pictures weren't enough.

So we launched Maker Stations in 2021, using an incredibly fast Ghost platform.

We hope our blog will inspire you to upgrade your home office, build one from scratch or flick through the setups and look at the photos from those who did.

We're an independent publication.

We're building Maker Stations in our spare time, typically early mornings or late nights. Feel free to support our efforts if you’re up for it.

If you have a question, just send an email or DM me on Twitter. I read 100% of the emails and try to reply to all of them.

Now, let's go and make something happen!

Ilya Ilford, Co-founder of Maker Stations