A Programmer's Dream Desk, China

Episode 009: Shi Miao

Shi Miao


Name: Shi Miao
Location: China
Occupation: Progammer
Room Size: 10㎡
Cost of Setup:  about $5800
Social Media: YouTube @ismeow

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Product List  
Customized Standing Desk
Ergohuman Gen 2 Office Chair
Desk Shelf
AboStudio Container M 
MacBook Pro M2
LG Nano IPS 4K 155Hz
Monitor Arm Hexcal Single Monitor Arm
Monitor Light Bar
BenQ ScreenBar Halo
Desk Mat Hexcal Desk Mat Bundle
IQUNIX Tilly60 Super
Inphic IN9 Mouse
iPhone 15 Pro White
3D Printer
Bambu Lab x1cc
hexcal studio
Hexcal desk setup

What do you usually do at your desk?

As a programmer, I spend most of my time writing code on my desk. But because I enjoy desk setups, I spend more time browsing everyone's desk setups on YouTube and Instagram.

What’s your favorite item on your desk?

The Hexcal Studio workstation. It makes my desk very minimalistic. The Hexcal Studio has an integrated docking station, power charging, eye protection light, and ambient light, all of which are essential items on my desk. Now everything has been replaced by the Hexcal Studio, making my desk very minimalistic.

Are there any niche hobbies you are currently passionate about?

Recently, I have been very obsessed with 3D modeling because I have my own 3D printer, Bambu Lab x1cc, which allows me to create many interesting display models!

What niche interest are you up to recently?

I’ve always been a big fan of Pokemon so I am constantly collecting their cards and playing their video games!

Your advice for beginners getting into Desk Setup.

If you're looking to create the perfect desk setup, you can start by browsing Bilibili or YouTube for inspiration. Look for videos or images showing desk setups that catch your eye, and take note of the key elements that make them stand out. Once you've found a few setups that you like, think about how you can adapt them to your own needs and preferences. Don't be afraid to mix and match elements from different setups, or to add your own personal touches to make your desk setup truly unique and functional for you.