14.3.13

Elements of My Workspace


Here is the first look at the blackboard wall in my workspace!  My friend Lexi, who I went to school with and who also does fine art, illustration, and graphic design, also works in the same building as me. She is actually the person who introduced me to the place as she is heading up bringing artists into the building!  She has been working on creating a creative space in the building that is open to anyone who needs a place to make their art, be it fine art, graphic design, sculpture, you name it.  She has cleaned and painted a room that will be communal space for artists to come in and use at anytime which also has lockers for people to store their supplies.  And the room is just gorgeous.  One wall is entirely made out of windows and the light in there is beautiful.  If you live in the Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Wallingford, Greenlake, Greenwood, or Ballard area of Seattle, you are welcome to come use the space at your leisure once it is all finished and ready to go!  I'll keep you posted :)
But back to Lexi!  Since my workspace is so huge, I basically don't even use one side of the room other than to use as a photography backdrop.  So Lexi is moving in her workspace to our shared space as before she was just working out of the communal artist's space that she is still fixing up.  She hasn't been able to move any of her stuff in yet, so I decided to create a welcoming little space for her until she has time to bring all of her stuff in.  I actually hadn't been able to figure out where to hang this world poster that I got on Fab.com awhile ago until now.  Of course she'll decorate her space however she wants, I just thought it would be fun to have it styled a little during the time she is using it between now and moving her stuff in.


I received this beautiful little piece of artwork from Emily Jeffords from A Beautiful Hello blog the other day.  You can check out her shop here.  I love the organic and peaceful feel of all of her artwork along with the fact that it isn't overly designed, it's just perfectly balanced with a graceful and calming ease.  So very pretty.


I finally hung a little shelf over my jewelry making desk to hold some of my tools and wow does it make all the difference, not having a ton of containers sitting along the edge of the table.  Do you spy those 2 new arrowhead necklace styles on the left?  One is gold on a gold chain and the other is silver on a black chain.  I've been finding myself wearing one of the 3 arrowhead necklace styles non stop lately so I am excited to finally get to share them within you in my shop, hopefully by tomorrow!


I stopped by World Market this week to look for a lamp for my workspace and of course fell into a deep spiral of wanting to buy everything.  I managed to restrain myself somewhat getting at least all useful things:  a lamp, a display for my jewelry which I can use at summer festivals, some jewelry supplies, and some trinkets to use in a 52 Lists post.  I decided to go with a mercury glass style lamp stand because I have a few other mercury glass objects on my desk including this Anthropologie candle and the candle holder from target that I use to hold crystals.

I used the Seesaw app to ask people's opinions of which lamp to get before I bought it.  I think it's really fun to get input but ultimately, I'm pretty sure of what I want generally and I wen't with the mercury lamp.  I think the black lamp was a little too rigid looking for the more natural elements that I have in the space.  What do you think?  Which lamp would you have chosen?  You can vote below, and you can click on each image to zoom in to look closer.  Isn't this a fun app?  It's available on iPhones and you can use it online.

@mooreaseal: Which lamp base should I get for my office?

12 comments:

Susanne said...

I'd love to get a similiar world map! I'd pin/mark all the places that I have already visited :)

onetenzeroseven said...

Your space is so clean and 'zen'.
I love the little touches. I think studio/work spaces seem to be either really boring, grey and clinical or waaay too cluttered and paint spattered. I couldn't work in either environment. You must be so pleased with what you've created!

I've got a few days off now to clear out the unnecessary things from my house and finally tackle my studio, but I can't imagine getting to the stage where you're at. For starters my studio is in my house so it always gets filled with home stuff when people come for dinner or to stay over!

Sophie | onetenzeroseven.com/blog

onetenzeroseven said...

Ooh, what a great idea! Especially on such a simple map like Moorea's - you could use different colours for where you've been and where you want to go... or keep it simple by using all gold headpins or something!

Sophie

Ffion said...

That world map is really awesome! And you make me crave a blackboard wall...

The whole creative space thing for whoever needs it sounds really awesome! Quite fancy something like that myself...

Chloe Moon said...

That is so cool that you guys are going to share the space! Best wishes to Lexi moving in! I love the idea of the blackboard wall...I can't tell you how many post-its I have everywhere...it would be so nice to reach over and just write something on the wall!! =)

I love all your unique things! I can't wait to see what you put on your next 52 lists!! =)

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Denysia Yu said...

Love this post! :)

blog said...

I'm a fan! this looks amazing so far.

Kelli Murray said...

It looks so great! And how fun to share a space with another creative!

Sabrina C. Fotografie said...

I love the world map!!!

Mari Adkins said...

We have a similar workspace here in Lexington KY at Awesome, Inc. There's another one on the other side of town, but I don't think it's been as successful. Awesome rents their spaces for $150 a month which gives you wi-fi and your own personal workspace - and more (and the people there are awesome and friendly!).

Faith said...

The map is such a great touch! Your new space is so inspiring! Well done.

Lindsay Scheele said...

Yeah I've been waiting for more pictures! I am loving it!! You did such a great job!

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