077 - Juris Kristobans

Juris Kristobans is the writer of Modern Different, a curated newsletter that helps you discover products that can improve your life and home.

Welcome to another edition of Workspaces, where you get an inside look at the workspaces of creative individuals. ☕️

Do you have a workspace that you’d like to share with the community? Simply reply to this email and let me know!


Juris Kristobans is the writer of Modern Different, a curated newsletter that helps you discover products that can improve your life and home.

He used to cook for the “rich, famous, and beautiful”… might be worth asking him about that. 😅

Inside Juris’ Workspace

Tangible stuff:

  • iMac (21.5’’, 2019) Retina 4K display 3.0GHz 6-core Intel Core i5

  • Magic Mouse 2

  • Magic Keyboard

  • Brio Ultra HD web camera

  • Elgato Key Light Air

  • Casio TQ-140-1EF Wake Up Timer Alarm Clock

  • Oak Monitor Stand Made by dad. Inspiration from Jeff Sheldon.

  • Anglepoise Type 75 Floor Lamp

  • Aurora AS610C 6 Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

  • I Can See You From Here Print by Anthony Burrill

  • Think Of Your Own Ideas Print by Anthony Burrill

  • Hightide Marbled Desk Tray

  • Caran d'Ache 849 Classic Line Ballpoint Pen

  • Stendig Calendar

  • MacBook Pro (13.3’’, 2015) /2.6GHZ/8GB/128GB

  • AirPods

  • Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

  • Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Digital Stuff:

  • Gmail (work email) - Helps me send emails

  • HEY (personal email) - Helps me send emails

  • Chrome, Safari browser - Helps me surf the web

  • Twitter - Helps me spread my ideas

  • Carrd - Helps me build a website

  • Mailchimp - Helps me send a newsletter

  • 1Password - Helps me remember passwords

  • Grammarly - Helps me write

  • Spotify - Helps me break the silence

  • Freedom - Helps me block apps, websites and the Internet

He thought you’d probably be thinking… can’t he write a newsletter without all of this “stuff”? He says absolutely! But this stuff makes him happy and why not have the things that make you happy? 🙌


If you’re interested in upgrading your workspace - join the growing community here! (we will be chatting in the #workspaces channel discussing everything from keyboards, art, software, etc. Come say hi!)

Also, take a look inside #creator-amas where there is great insight and tidbits from creators like Packy McCormick and Rusty Foster!

-Ryan (@rjgilbert)