For some, these might be distractions. But for Eric "DJ Bunny Ears" Johnson, it's part of his job.
"I kind of feel like my creative life and my professional life have merged in a way," said Johnson, who, as executive producer of music and integration at advertising agency DDB Chicago, chooses the music for advertisements.
"I would be reading these (magazines) anyway, but it also happens to be what I need to know about and do," Johnson said, Comprar Levitra pointing to Billboard, Wired and Fast Company.
Johnson's office is situated near the entrance of DDB Chicago's main space on the 40th floor of the Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph St.
His east facing window offers unobstructed views of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, as well as letting in enough light that he rarely needs the electric kind.
"I see the different weather patterns coming in, and it's a moment where you kind of get to pause and realize, 'Yeah, I'm just a part of this much bigger thing,'" Johnson said. "It's pretty inspiring."
The Milwaukee native also draws creative inspiration from skateboarding, which he has enjoyed since he was a boy thus the two skateboards across the room from his desk, near his tan "Mad Men" style, two seat sofa. Next to the sofa is a cow pattern chair that the longtime vegetarian hopes is not made from cowhide. His white walls are fairly bare, and his floors are a cool, dark concrete. No rugs for Johnson. His whole space is clean and airy.
A white Anavar Just Cardio cubbyhole bookshelf takes up half of one wall and holds radios, CDs, books and a few selections from Johnson's 10,000 record collection. Most of the knickknacks are from friends with whom he has collaborated, such as the red case containing the documentary "Helvetica," which a friend directed, with Johnson pitching in on the soundtrack.
But the focal points in Johnson's office are two frosted glass doors that make up one wall. They slide open to a newly renovated cafe and an informal meeting area where colleagues will plop down in modern plastic chairs to discuss projects. Johnson said management told him when he started in December that it wanted him to create an inviting space for colleagues to sit, chat and collaborate. Though he has occupied this office for only a little more than two months, he is well on his way to creating that environment.
"Usually, I'll keep these doors open and I'll even play (my music) louder sometimes so it kind of bleeds into the cafe area," Johnson said. "(DDB management) wants a little bit of that energy spill out, so "Anadrol 50" I think we've found that it does quite well."
It has done so well, in fact, that colleagues call his office the "Bunny Hutch," a play off DJ Bunny Ears, a nickname he picked up when he started working as a DJ years ago in Portland, Ore. He said he haphazardly came up with the name for a "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" promotional "Oxandrolone Powder India" flier for a show and it stuck.
"It sort of comes from this idea of ears being attuned to sound," Johnson explained.
"And then I liked the whole bunny ears thing that people do behind people's heads a little photo bombing," he said, holding up two fingers. "It was almost my own way of bombing the music world by calling myself DJ Bunny Ears."
Johnson describes his musical tastes as "very broad and very deep," including Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones and John Coltrane.
"I don't Anavar 1 Hour Before Workout limit myself to what I'm going to listen to," Johnson said. "If I ever feel like I'm not hearing something that is inspiring or new to my ear, I'll go and start digging for stuff that's really obscure," such as genres he might not usually choose: ambient, reggae or classical.
This wide range of music, numbering 162,000 songs, along with his work, are on a MacBook Pro laptop. Two hard drives, one is 2 terabytes, are present, just in case.
"That's a lot of albums," Johnson said while laughing. "If I ever lost that, it'd get really troublesome. I like to kind of keep that simple. I don't necessarily need a lot of computers."
On the "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" wall just above his desk hangs a lone poster, a still from the Anadrol Substitute movie "Paris, Texas," with the quote, "I don't mind listening. I do it all the time" at the bottom.
"I thought that was kind of funny," Johnson said. "A lot of what I do is listen."
Just below the poster is a neat grid of about 20 Post it notes. Some say "State Farm" or "McDonald's" to remind him of projects. Others contain short phrases or quotes to motivate him: "Follow your curiosities and intuition."