- The Spacialist
As home offices burgeon, so does their chaos. Cables trail everywhere; heaps of paper and supplies seem to breed by night. Enter Erica Ecker. Whether she’s performing a setup, room shift, or “rehab” (her term for helping clients kick messy office habits), her drive to get it done has accomplished feats both physical (condensing an office into three floating wall cabinets to give the illusion of minimalism) and psychological (convincing a former designer to part with a roomful of outdated swatches). Central to her practice is cheeseball humor that affirms the value of turning filing systems into sunshine (replete with yellow folders) or creating a “production line” for all that ails your office.