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Workspace-Playplace.

One thing I am looking forward to incredibly once I am finally able to move out is not having to have a desk in my room. Silly as it sounds, I’m a definite believer in keeping the bedroom a bedroom, it’s for relaxing and sleeping, not somewhere to work and be distracted, I’m even in two minds about having a TV in my room still, but I don’t use it as much as I was worried I would.

However, while I deal with my distaste over having to have everything I own confined to one room, here is where I spend my days job hunting and pointlessly refreshing Facebook and Twitter.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to create a more ‘Me’ space, just to keep myself motivated. So I’ve ended up making extra room, getting rid of my monitor and replacing it with nice photos. I’m still bummed about the desk but I should be getting a new one/my old one back in the next few weeks.

I’m a big fan of looking at lovely, creative workspaces and right now mine isn’t fully living up to my expectations but it will do for now and I’m quite happy with it.


Lovely desks, and interiors in a similar category.

  • Raisin Heart — I found this on Tumblr through Lyzi from Being Litte. I think it has a really good balance of work and play without becoming clutterd.
  • Kate Moross — If there’s one thing that I admire about Kate Moross, it’s definitely her studio/work spaces. She’s got a great set on Flickr documenting the changes in her studio environment between 2006 and 2010, there’s so many nice colours and so much lovely storage space.
  • Crap by Never Ever Ever — This is a photo I found on Flickr years ago, but I still think it’s great in fact when making this quick list I was kind of hoping that I still had this one tucked away so I could share it with you.
  • Samantha Stolz — There are things that are almost perfect about this one.
  • Oliver Fields’ Office — (If I could find a better photo, I would) Although ‘Beginners’ is beginning to feel like my ‘movie to obsess over 2k12′ this is relevant. The main character, Oliver, has the most bangin’ office space at the design agency he works for, it has a yellow wall, this very important and provides major workspace porn.
  • While I’m here, here are the cute things I bought on Saturday in Shoreditch. I didn’t go mad or really spend much so I think these purchases were both justified and harmless.

    Tea-light holders, InSpitalfields, £2 each

    These were in the sale at InSpitalfields, an adorable giftshop in Spitalfields Market, I can’t go to Spitalfields without a visit there, everything is so cute. Not quite trumping Maiden to the topspot of ‘Fave Shoreditch shops’ but it’s still pretty great and I thought these were a steal and I’ve been looking for some for a while. I wanted three but they didn’t have any with ladies to go with the gentlemen 🙁


    Vintage 1930’s Transfers, Spitalfields Flea Market, £4

    I will be the first to admit that this is a bit pricey for what they are but I also don’t think that they broke the bank either. Plus the lady I bought them from said that I can stick them on anything and that she’d just stuck some on some glasses, which sounds like a cute craft idea. If nothing else, they’ll definitely match my new cat-lady persona.


    The Maccabees Fabric Poster, Brixton Academy, £10
    Frame, Charity Shop, £4

    You probably spotted this above, I found a frame for this a lot quicker than I thought I would. It’s a really old and weird frame but I don’t think anyone will notice/be looking at the back so it’s all good. I’m in two minds over the crease across the poster, on the one had it show it’s fabric and it’s effort to iron and take it out, but on the other it would probably look a million miles better if I ironed it… I think I’ll leave it like this for the moment until it has a more permanent home.


    Paul Thurlby card, Scribbler, 75p
    Frame, Barnados, 99p

    So while I was taking these, Dolly realised that paper is the enemy and must be destroyed, apart from paper bags, they’re the best. So thank you InSpitalfields, not just for the tea-light holders but also for the minutes of entertainment that you provided my kitty.
    We’re getting to know each other better and better and she even responded to her name earlier, although finding bits of tissue paper everywhere is slightly annoying…


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